Sunday, February 16, 2014

Refashion it with style: Lace skirts


 

I am not a brand girl when it comes to clothes. I mean, of course I have brands I love, and there are many that fall into my aesthetics with their lines, but I am not obsessed to have the latest pieces and certainly do not follow fashion blindly. Oh, and the most important thing - I am not keen on spending lavishly on clothes. 

Having seamstresses in the house meant a lot of handmade clothes - and I much more preferred having something made according to my design, something original than buy something that comes in batches.   

So when talking handmade, the next best thing I love as much as sewing clothes is refashioning them. 
Having done a lot of refashioning and not always documenting it anywhere, I've decided to have a refashioning series here on my blog where I will share things I refashion myself and inspiration for doing so. 

So for today I chose lace skirts. Skirts are so easy to refashion. Especially if you have some old lace and ribbons, maybe a couple of buttons and some trims and voila! You have a new skirt!
The first image shows an absolutely amazing skirt made of three layers of different lace in both design and color.

 

This one shows center lace flounces added to a silk skirt.
 


 A simple cotton skirt can be transformed into this by adding zig-zagging lace ribbons ...



or make it quite unique by adding a lace border.


4 comments:

Ira Huberts said...

I absolutely LOVE lace, as far as I'm concerned that could go on just about any garment ;-) Fab post Maya!
Ira’s Crea Corner

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Great series Maya, I love your aesthetic and the pieces you have selected. The third skirt with those most awesome socks is so sweet. I look forward to your next post.

chris Lafargue-Bonet said...

Oh, I just love this as well. Thanks for sharing. :)

RobyGiup said...

I'm not a fashion addicted either and I love to sew one-of-a-kind dresses or refashion esisting ones according to my taste.
Looking forward for your refashioning series! :)