I quickly started digging through my wardrobe until I found this...
|"Ah, you mean my new napping place?"|
ah, well, With the cat ungraciously moved out of the way ("yeah, go nap of Joost's snowboard-trousers, that's okay!") here it is...
What have we here, except from something that looks conspicuously like a blue square?
It's something between a mini-skirt and a pencil-skirt, and I bought it a long while ago because I liked the colour. But oh my, it is uncomfortable. The skirt is tight enough to give me claustrophobia while wearing it, and the fabric is very heavy, and has zero stretch... which doesn;t work very well on a tight skirt. Also, while I loved the blue, it was a bit boring. So what to do? Well, add some fabric panels for comfort and interest of course!
Since I decided I wanted to add a good bit of fabric, I didn't bother with unpicking the seams, I cut them straight out. You'll lose some fabric with that, but that was exactly what I was aiming for, in order to have more space for the inserts.
|like that! I also cut the seam-bits out you can still see.|
|my fabric panels!|
|hemming the top and bottom...|
|and sewing them into place.|
|you caught me doing my secret handshake..|
Quite ready for spring! But of course, after a lovely week of spring temperatures, winter is happening again... Ugh! ( Damn you, winter! I had already started gardening and everything!)
Nevertheless, I liked it so much that on Friday I ignored the fact that it was -3 degrees, and wore the skirt with tights and ballerina's to work, and even got a few compliments on it :)
Afterwards, Joost and I decided to celebrate the fact that it was friday by going to this amazing place afterwards: The Cat Cafe! The purrfect place to warm up my frozen legs up a bit, whilst sipping tea and cuddling with Mr. Bojangles junior ( now that's a good name for a cat) The place is really awesome, and they do movie nights and yoga with cats too, which has me oddly intrigued.
But apart from that, I fear that this skirt has to wait in my wardrobe until spring arrives, because I really was frozen to the bones by the time we got home.
Luckily, I also snatched up some pretty sweets boots this week at the thrift shop to help me through the cold, cold winter...
And before you go have a look at these pictures, I do have to say in my defense: my usual photographer was chillin' in the bath-tub, it was a long, long day, and I'm not a very gracious person by nature, but here it goes...
|MOST FABULOUS BOOTS EVER!|
Oh, you want more? Of course you want more!
|BAM! A bit of yoga and camera-timer collabo! ( I'm practicing for that Yoga&Cats thingy)|
I think the only person who is crazier than me for buying them is the first owner of this highly inflammable pair of boots, paying full retail price for them (what was she thinking?) Or was it a gift? Or did she steal them...? Hmmmm... options!
The trousers were also a very lucky thrift find ( labels still attached, expensive brand, cool waffle-pattern), but I see that the cool pattern doesn't really show in the pictures, so let's just accept that the shine of my sweet, sweet boots just stolen their thunder and leave them for now.
I might show them again later, because I'd really like to introduce a thriftin' thursday to the blog, but still wondering about that one.
So, what was the best find of the week, the refashioned skirt of the boots? ;)