Monday, July 12, 2010

My Altered BTSSB Border Skirt

One of my favorite prints from Baby is their Border print. I came across the pink x bordeaux version on the egl_comm_sales about a year and a half ago. I really wanted the pink x black version but this one was a very close second. I bought it in hopes that it's tiny waistband would fit my 29 inch waist. I loved the skirt so much that I was willing to either deal with a little bit of discomfort while wearing it or to lose some weight so it would actually fit. I got it and realized that it would be far too small to just deal, so I lost some weight. I managed to lose some weight but I never lost any inches. It became all too clear that without skipping meals that this skirt just was not going to fit.

I asked my mum if she'd be able to alter it for me. I told her I'd be willing to part with the waist ties if I had to but would rather not have to. It sat in her pile of things to do for quite some time and finally today, she had some extra time to alter my skirt! I came home to a wonderful surprise. My mum had taken the elastic band out and added a few inches to my skirt and it fits perfectly! She didn't even have to use the waist ties! Well actually, I should say she didn't need to use all of them XD She took about 2 inches of the bottom of both ties and the refinished them. If she hadn't told me she had used them, I never would have noticed!

Now I just need to get some pieces to coordinate it with!

1 comment:

  1. So cool! And that's such a nice thing for your mom to do. I really looooove this print so much and one day hope to own it, but I would need to alter it too! They way it's been altered is such a good idea!