Updating J.Crew: From Ryder to Flair

Tuesday, October 25, 2011



These button front skirts are everywhere this year (and I mean absolutely everywhere!) Madewell, Banana Republic, ASOS, and J. Crew all have their own versions, but essentially it's the same wool skirt.  I've had my J.Crew Ryder skirt folded in a box for a couple years now because it was too big and there was no, no, no way I was ever getting rid of a herringbone wool skirt from J.Crew even if it didn't fit, so the minute I saw the Flair skirt at J.Crew this fall, I knew I could transform my old skirt into something updated and useful  The re-haul turned out to be less complicated than I imagined (it took a few hours), which was the icing on the cake.  Bring on the tights and cool weather.  I'm ready





A more complete tutorial on how to re-work the J.Crew Ryder skirt is here.

Skirt: J.Crew  Sweater: Banana Republic  Pumps: Nine West  Bag: c/o Handbag Heaven





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19 comments:

  1. I randomly stumbled onto your blog and have been following it for a few weeks now... and I am HOOKED!!! You are so creative and I love your style. It has already been influencing my closet. I am an amateur sewer and knitter and creator of anything cute! You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing a part of u. Keep it up, and I'l keep reading about it!

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  2. SNAZZY!!! :)... Much better than the origional too!

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  3. wow- what a perfect use of the old classic skirt! Great buttons too- they look like part of the skirt, which is definitely as skill. So often new buttons just look, well, applied to fabric!

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  4. Love love love this outfit!! Such a great idea.

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  5. I am so impressed! Awesome idea...

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  6. I love this fabric and what a hit with the big, brown buttons! Great transformation.
    I've noticed rit dye is huge right now and I have a few items I think I am going to transform. That's big for me :)

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  7. What a great way to make an old skirt new. It is beautiful fabric and you did a great job with the restyle. Love the orange sweater with it.

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  8. wow, i reallyyy love what you did to this skirt!

    xo
    http://fashionloveotherdrugs.blogspot.com/

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  9. Looks great! Love that you can wear your old skirt again!

    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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  10. LOVE everything about this! And it's so pretty with the red sweater :) thanks for linking up this week!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  11. Fabulous!! And love the whole look!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE! They are everywhere! I'm just going to send you my entire wardrobe and see what you do with it... that's okay, right? Thanks for linking up!

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  13. Awesome, as is all of your sewing and fashion projects.

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  14. Oh I just adore this skirt! I was just thinking how much I love the button front skirts.. so fall like and lovely!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  15. You did a great job! It looks adorable.

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  16. You are too cute! Love the outfit. Love the hair. How about a tutorial on that updo there?

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  17. That skirt is very pretty. I'm wondering if it can be made from a pair of wide leg pants? I don't have any skirts that are a little wide on me.

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  18. The more complete tutorial link isn't working for me...

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