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Just a quick project that I couldn’t pass up when I bought it for 99 cents at savers. What a buy! Pleats, pink and floral..love. And I paired it with a top that I made more wearable (modest). All I did is take out a few pleats and because there was no zipper, I had to add some elastic in the back (ie starting from one side seam or the side of skirt to the other. Stretch the elastic as you sew a zig zag stitch) and next time I would have used wider elastic, probably as wide as the skirt’s band.


  1. wow. it’s fabulous!
    i’m dying over that outfit, you knew EXACTLY what to pair it with.

  2. Adorable, very cute! Good save!

  3. love it!
    :) great idea love

    Melina ♥

  4. Beautiful!
    Absolutely love your blog.

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  5. Awesome, you have got some crazy talent girlie! Also the skirt is so cute, I love pleats and the length! Thanx for sharing!


  6. This is so helpful, thanks! I just recently bought a black pleated skirt at Goodwill that is adorable but way too big. Hopefully I can use this to fix mine! I love the colors in yours and the stripes/flowers combo!



  7. I really wish I had your skill! This is awesome.

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  8. you blow my away with your skill and knack for seeing a vision in some crazy pieces you find. it looks lovely!

  9. So lovely! And your shoes are gorgeous! I foresee a sewing class in my future!

  10. Love love love it!

  11. I LOVE that stripe and floral combo

  12. Very cute, and creative. What a buy at 99 cents!! Love the whole look:)

  13. Hi Lizzie! I love your blog so much, you are so creative and adorable! I just had a question–have you ever tried hemming pleats, especially in thin poly materials like this one? I love finding pleated skirts at the thrifts but I’m 4’11”, so hemming is almost always a must. I haven’t had the nerve to try it yet though, so I was wondering if you had any tips!

    Thanks! –Joceline

  14. I’m with you on the pink, florals, and pleats! What a score! Really liking your re-fashion! I have read your sweet blog from the day one until now and wanted you to know that you are an incredible inspiration to me! Thank you for that! :)
    Good luck!


  15. This look is so cute!

  16. So easy:) So perfect! Flowers and stripes – awesome!!x


  17. floral & stripes. love it! :)

  18. I just found your blog and you got me immediatly.
    I adore your style and your diy projects :)

    greets from Germany

  19. Hi!
    I just found your blog, and I have to say that I love it!
    I just started a sewingblog myself, and your blog was very inspiring. I have to add that I just started sewing, so hopefully I can learn something from your blog.

    Greetings from Linn http://sypiken.blogg.no/

  20. Great outfit! Love the stripes and florals!

  21. This is so pretty.


  22. ahhh love it! such a pretty pattern and a simple quick fix! totally gonna try it sometime =)

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  23. Yeah that is amazing! I’ve gotta learn to sew… PS: Your glasses are so cute!

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