Alternately titled: A Reason Not to DIY
This skirt only has one pocket:
I’ve railed against skirts with a single pocket before, however, this time; it’s not the skirt’s fault. It’s mine. This skirt actually started out with two pockets, was a size 24 and about six inches longer:
I hemmed it and trimmed it to a size 14, above-the-knee length marvel with a pocket on the butt. Yep, in all my trimming and hemming, I failed to allow for pocket placement. To take the skirt in, I cut a two inch strip of fabric out of the back and then stitched it back together. This, apparently, took the right-hand pocket from its proper place on my right hip to a completely useless position on my right buttock.
Of course, I only found this out after I tried the skirt one and tried to put my hands in my pockets; I actually had to reach back with my right hand to get to the pocket. It was neither cute nor comfortable. So, I cut the pocket out, sewed the skirt together and now am the proud owner of a single-pocket skirt.
I paired the skirt (thrifted and mangled) with a dark teal blouse (Target), knotted navy cardigan (Gap), cream tights (Target), wedge booties (Nine West) and some jewelry (Macys, vintage, local craftsman). I like the color combination of this outfit (borrowed in part from this outfit of Kish’s) but I don’t think it’s quite working. At least not from some angles. If this outfit were an Olympic ice-skating routine, I’d get high points for concept but low scores for execution. Basically, I would not medal. Sad face.
Happy Thursday, Everyone! It’s nearly over!!