Unfortunately for me, I was not the one in my family blessed with artistic patience, my sister Karine was. Artistic talent: maybe!?…but one knows that without having the patience to recreate one’s mind vision achieving an enjoyable result is nothing short of extraordinary. I never seem to be able to muster the courage to embark on a complicated and time consuming DIY. I always feel much admiration for all those bloggers, such as Behind the Seams and Fashion & DIY, who are able to put so much effort into realizing their own inexpensive version of a runway trend.
As much of the blogging world this summer, I’ve been in love with the crochet trend. One of my all time favorite thrifting find is this vintage dress with gorgeous lace-like crochet bottom. However, the drop-waist, the see-through top half and the very ugly straps have made wearing it a very complicated affair.
After spotting a picture of Kate Hudson’s ensemble at the Coachella festival I knew then that turning this dress into a skirt would make for a much more versatile wardrobe item. It is with a pair of scissors in hand and every ounce of my courage that I made the first cut. As Sheryl Crow sings: ‘’The first cut is the deepest’’ because you know there is no turning back or else the only thing to come out of this experience would be a ruined piece of clothing. 30 minutes and a sore neck later, I had the most perfect skirt.
Sometimes, patience does pay off. Maybe I’ll try some more DIY!
Bricolage: Dress into Skirt
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