On Sunday I decided that I would finally cut off the vintage velvet maxi I bought a year ago.
It was an amazing Maxi skirt, but it looked like an evening ‘gown’ skirt. I wanted to wear it every day.
I decided to cut it off to a 1930s/40s length.
-put on and marked with pins where I wanted to cut it off.
-measured length to pins with a measuring tape. Made sure it was the same length at the front, sides and back.
-chop off (a little lower than intended).
-Prepare needles and thread (my sewing machine is still out of action, so I had to hand sew it around the hem).
-fold up hem and pin. I always measure it again to double check that the length is the same on all sides.
-sew up the hem.
I don’t know if I like it. I might make it a little shorter.
And what I wore today:
Shoes: vintage ‘lucy’ shoes