Velvet Skirt Refashion

So yesterday, I had a sudden panic. I am going up to Oxford today to spend the weekend with my boyfriend , and we are going out out, and I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!!

Well, I do, but I mean I wanted a plain black skirt, which bizarrely, I didn’t have. (aside from all of my work skirts I mean). And so I cast my mind to the bag I have of clothes to refashion, and I remembered a black velvet skirt which was just begging to be shortened.

WIN_20141113_204729 And shortened it had to be! You can’t tell here, but I was standing precariously on my wheely desk chair to get the length into the shot! it was so so so long! I maybe could have pulled it off as a calf length skirt, but it will get so much more use as a shorter skirt!

So I pinned and lopped and sewed, and voila!

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Oh yes, I didn’t mention the fact that I had bought this in a charity shop! (But you had probably guessed anyway! It cost me £1.99 in the British Red Cross.

Quick Top Refashion

This is just a really quick post about a top I bought in a charity shop for £3.45.

It was so cute, a top/dress with cats on; how can I not!

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So, as you can see, it is rather long and poufy and lovely. The only problem was that there were two buttons which awkwardly slanted to the side and I didn’t (and still don’t) understand whyyy they were there in the first place!

So I uh chopped them off. Not a big refashion, or one that was particularly difficult, but effective all the same!

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