21 Day Challenge, Day 17: Repair it and Wear It

I bought this skirt at DI a few years ago but hadn't worn it because the zipper was ripping out. This morning I had a go at it with needle and thread and understood, in a flash of clarity, that things like this are why people learn to use their sewing machines and do not just leave them boxed up in the hall closet. Sigh . . .

Anyway. The skirt. I really like the cut and the design, but there are two problems:

1) It is too small. I can't zip it up all the way, which can result in a funny bunch in the side where the unzipped flaps, well, flap around.

2) I need to figure out what goes with it other than a boring black top. Any suggestions? My sister Jenny has an awesome green cardigan but would probably notice if it disappeared.

Shade top, thrifted skirt, Dansko shoes
And now if you will excuse me, the baby is asleep so I need to rush around like a mad woman and do any or all of the following:

Vacuum the Cheerios and hobo spiders out of the carpet
Unload the dishwasher
Bake a pumpkin pie or peach cobbler for cooking group
Make cream of pumpkin soup (I have frozen pumpkin puree that is squatting on valuable freezer real estate)
Make chocolate pudding for GH who just had Part 2 of his root canal
Put the groceries away before the fruit flies carry them off
Chuck it all and spend the next hour on Pinterest


Señora H-B said... [reply]

There has got to be a simple way to fix the waistband flapping. That skirt is too adorable not to keep it. I am in love with the fabric.

Do you own a pink or blue cardigan? I think you could kind of opposite on the color wheel and it would look fantastic.

kim said... [reply]

I was thinking purple or yellow. Or a complimentary green. And I hope you pinned instead of chores or cooking.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Good ideas, both of you! I do have a blue cardigan that I could try out, and I have a light purple shirt.

Kim, I actually went all insanely productive everywhere and got just about EVERYTHING on the list done. Of course, it took me until now to finish all of it.

Bebe McGooch said... [reply]

How was the cream of pumpkin soup?

Nemesis said... [reply]

Bebe McGooch, it was lovely! I make it every year, but I've never done the crouton thing it says to do.

Bebe McGooch said... [reply]

Oh whoops. I left a comment on the previous post that I meant to leave here. Oh well.

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