Goodwill Outfit Ideas

“AUTHOR & PHOTOS: My sister Viktoriya O”

Last week, shopping my usual GOODWILL MONDAY, I came across this olive green,
grandma looking, something my husband would not approve of, basically hideous skirt.I was attracted to it, because I love anything with PLEATS! It looked like my size, and I thought it would be a fun and easy project.(I also have to mention that we have a Goodwill Outlet in our city, and there aren’t any dressing rooms there. You can just buy (GARBAGE) by the pound. Almost every Monday when I go I find wonderful treasures.

Anyways… I came home and threw all of the junk that I found in the wash (including the olive green skirt…. WHICH THEN TURNED ALL OF THE CLOTHES —YELLOW) poo.Nonetheless, I only spent $3.65 that day so I wasn’t too disappointed. (The skirt was probably around 50 or 60 cents. This is how the skirt looked after the wash, before I steamed it.

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Pretty ugly right……?

I tried it on, and it sat perfectly on my hips, so I didn’t have to do anything to it, except change the length.I wanted it to be church appropriate and wearable (not too short, not too long).

Then I steamed it, and pinned the edges of the skirt together for a precise cut.

(As Shown Below)

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This is how the skirt looked after I cut off a few inches. Nothing too special. Almost the length I wanted.

The pinned hem looked like this:

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Then I had to pin the hem of the skirt, as evenly as possibly, in order to sew it.

The pinned hem looked like this:


I love my sewing machine! Less than 10 minutes and my skirt was finished! Here is the end result! It was an easy project. And I am happy with how the skirt turned out.It’s wearable and comfortable! I have a couple of ideas on how I want to wear it.So what do y’all think???Let me know if ya’ll want more Goodwill outfit ideas

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    Before                                                               After

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