Today I altered a skirt. I bough this vintage skirt a couple of months ago at an op shop. The dusty pink colour appealed to me, as did the soft, felt-like fabric. What I really love, though, are the little buttons. They have tiny little sailor anchor details!
This is my one ahoy there to the sailor trend. As much as I love sailor dresses, I don't want to buy a new one – tempted as I am – and finding a vintage one seems unlikely.
The skirt was a funny length; a little longer than mid-calf, and, even though it had a somewhat daring split up the thigh, it still felt a little frumpy to me. I was never quite in the mood to wear it... and so I decided I needed change the length. It now sits above my knee. It was the kind of alteration I like – no stitching! The fabric won't fray, and the weight of it allows for a raw edge, as it is very clean.
I must have these soft pastel shades on my mind, as today I am wearing pale aqua socks with a white dress and grey heels.
When I woke up this morning, the rain was coming down sideways. It seemed very settled. Platforms were perfect for stepping through puddles. Now the sun has come out and the sky has cleared up. Who knows how long this little bit of sun will last?
I have also washed my nanna cardigan, and it should be dry by the end of the week – no, really, it takes that long in here. I can't wait to wear it!