I loved the fabric of this hand-me-down skirt, but it sort of reminded me of a 13-year old private schoolgirl outfit, that and I hated the fit. Now it is a stylish pencil skirt
After outfit: blouse: Anthropologie; sweater: Anthropologie; skirt: hand-me-down; shoes: Dillard's (similar); belt: Target; earrings: gift: satchel: Target
This was a very straightforward refashion. I sewed up the back seam to improve the waist fit, then pulled in the sides a little down near the bottom to give it more of a pencil shape, and then I sewed up the pleat in the front. After I had finished all these alterations, I had to sew up the hem in each of the spots where I had taken in the skirt. Overall, super easy and fast.
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