I cut off the length to the knee, but instead of a boring hem, I added a little colour. Readers, I am not sure if you'll recognise the skirt's new trim?
A belt in a former life, given to me by fellow blogger Desiree, as part of our Christmas charity shop swap. Spotted in the photograph of my parcel below, right at the front.
I've stitched the belt to the bottom trim of my skirt, which adds character and colour. I hadn't realised until wearing both together, that my skirt matches my new favourite sandals!
A Christmas gift from my brother, a pair of repurposed Hmong textile gladiator sandals, handcrafted in Thailand, purchased through Siamese Dream Design, aren't they the best? I've worn my sandals every day, and so many people comment on them.
But readers, what has happened to my head? There I am..
I'm wearing a necklace made from a spoon, created by Greg Mann Jewellery. My son loves it!
Lastly, I put the discarded denim skirt fabric to use, making a padded case for my iPad. I've blogged about it on Recycled Sewing, here is a picture
My fashion budget for 2012 is now down to $297. ($3 for the skirt, the rest is gifted)