How To Downsize a Skirt

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Skirt:  Old Navy
Button-up:  Gap
Sequin Top:  H/M
Jacket:  J.Crew
Shoes: Miz Mooz

The most frustrating thing about shopping at Goodwill or the clearance section of your favorite store is finding the perfect item in the wrong size (and it's inevitable the only one left, too!). Skirts that are too large are a super easy three-step fix, even if the item is several sizes too big. The trick to simplify this or any re-sizing project is to mark the piece while inside out, which makes the end result a lot more accurate.


  1. No no NOOOOOOO!

    I hate this post. You're giving everyone my prized secret, lol. J/k

    I am surprised by people who do not consider sale items they love but are left in bigger sizes. I always have my tailor in mind, especially when there's a good sale. I am a 0 in Theory and bought suits in a 10 during an insane sale (with a cousin's store discount added on top of that insane sale). My tailor was a little horrified that I had to hold up skirt while he pinned 1/2 of the bottoms away but it was worth it.

    Anyway, I LOVE your striped bottom look. Sequins with casual looks are stunning!

    A Preponderance of Fashion

  2. Wow! A zero to a 10! That's crazy awesome! Kudos to your tailor! ;)

  3. Love your skirt and your new header!

  4. I love your style and your ideas in adjusting the wardrobe:)

  5. So guess what? I was in Old Navy getting the baby girl some new shoes, and walked by the clearance rack and found this skirt. Snatched it up. A red one too.
    Then this morning I had to come back to your blog to see how to wear it... because pulling an outfit together on my own seemed like too much work today. :)

    Thank you Miss Kristina!

  6. That looks fantastic!! Great job. :) Megan

  7. this is a great idea, can't believe I have never thought of it! I shall definitely be trying it, as I have a few old skirts that are to big for me!

    Sita xx

  8. It's easy to do that with too large thrifted tops too! Just turn it wrong side out and lay it flat. Get your favorite fitting top, lay it on the thrifted top and trace down the sides. Add enough for seam allowances. I LOVE me a good bargain!

  9. Thank you so much! I'm loosing weight and this will let me keep my wardrobe ��


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