After my brilliant success with my Andersen August skirt (kind of sounds like a clothing line, eh?), I couldn’t wait to try the elastic waistband method on another skirt. I have about six or seven skirts that need minor adjustments here and there, and now, I can’t wait to fix them and add them to my ever-growing skirt collection. Squee! I’m pretty excited at the thought of having a nice skirt collection hanging in my closet.
With the second black elastic waistband, I chose a nice black white dotted skirt (nickname: Brannick August). I had bought the black white dotted skirt and a floral pastel skirt on clearance about a year ago despite each skirt having minor issues. Each skirt had a simple elastic waistband, but the Brannick August skirt was a size too big and the floral pastel skirt was a hair too small. No matter because I love pattern on each skirt and the super low clearance price tag.
After cutting off the smaller elastic waistband on my Brannick August skirt, attaching the new bigger elastic waistband was a cinch and the fitting was perfect. I twirled around in the skirt for a few minutes, savoring my happiness with a second refashioned skirt. Then Charlie clipped that happiness when he pointed out he could see through the skirt despite the built-in lining. What?!? No!!! I quickly thought about two options.
One, despite the apparently flimsy built-in liner, I could wear a black slip underneath. That would solve the problem, right? The second option was to take out the crap liner and add a better liner to the skirt. Option one was the easiest solution, but unfortunately, Charlie said the skirt looked a little odd with three layers – the outskirt, the liner, and the slip. No more twirling around in my Brannick August skirt. Sad face.
I honestly don’t have the patience or energy for the second option, installing a new liner. I like simple and easy refashion projects NOT big and complicated projects. I didn’t have the heart to throw away the skirt, hoping I could probably use the material in another project or something. If Charlie can see through the black skirt, I’m guessing he could probably see through the floral pastel skirt since it’s essentially the same style with a different pattern.
I won’t even waste my time adding a new waistband to that skirt, but I will save the material for another project. Now, I’m a little sad that I can’t add two new skirts to my skirt collection. On the brighter side, I have other skirts needing a new waistband and other dresses that could be turned into cute little skirts. Lesson learned: make sure Charlie can’t see through the skirt before I make any adjustments.