SKIRT FIXES: QUICK AND EASY
With a sewing machine in my greedy little hands, I’m trying to fix or finish as many projects as I can. Boy, do I miss sewing! The soft whir of the machine. Tiny little stitches and zigzags. A few months ago, I refashioned khaki shorts and khaki capris into two pairs of skirts for a former job. Armed with a needle and thread, I did the best I could with my two hands.
For Skirt A — which was refashioned from capris — I really didn’t need a triangular piece in the front. I guess the capris were wide enough that I didn’t need more fabric. With the sewing machine, I simply created a new middle seam, taking out the ugly triangle piece. Easy peasy! And the skirt fits better than ever! I love easy fixes.
Fixing Skirt B — originally refashioned from shorts — was a super simple fix. I just needed to sew a new middle seam to vanish a little bit of puckering and to create a better fit. Other than making sure the two hems matched, the fix was a breeze! On both skirts, I cut off the excess fabric and sewed a zigazg stitch to prevent fraying and other possible mishaps.
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