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Hemmed Vintage Skirt

Anyone recognise this skirt? A while ago I asked you all if I was starting to wear my skirts too long, and looked like a frumpa-dump (technical term hehe). Though the results were mixed, and i got a little confused, most people agreed it needed hemming, so i went for it- and I’m sooooooo glad i listened! Doesn’t it look way better now?? Well, I certainly love it so much more now!! Thanks for pushing me in the right direction my dears!

Hilariously my hubby told me he loved my new skirt, completely forgetting that a few months ago he thought the same skirt was a grandma skirt. Oh what a difference a hem makes!

Top: Thrifted and altered
Skirt: Thrifted and hemmed (here it is before!)
Shoes: Banana Republic
Belt: Banana Republic
Bangles: gifts from family members
Necklace: Agate beads, family heirloom from my mom 

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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BiblioMOMia
11 years ago

Holy cow, mama. It looks AMAZING! It’s the perfect knee-length: retro and full and flattering and YOWZA. Love it, especially with the gingham.

Caitlin
11 years ago

your hair looks gorgeous here! (I know that’s not the focus of the post, but a great hair day needs to be acknowledged!)

Della
11 years ago

Well, I like it either way! I tend to favor grandma styles over anything else. ;)

I love the pattern mix!

alissa reid
alissa reid
11 years ago

Yes, great skirt at a new length….and great hair day! Seriously!!

Trudy Callan
11 years ago

Wow! Love the transformation.

Loren
11 years ago

I love a ‘midi’ length skirt but this one was just SO full. A little bit to much skirt. I think the new length suits you much better. And still maintains the ladylike demeanor you were looking for ;)

Amy
Amy
11 years ago

The skirt looks so much better!
Also, I love your hair today!

paige
11 years ago

looks great! i adore the gingham with the print on the skirt. good one!

Cheryl
11 years ago

Well, it looks lovely! Then again, I swear a paper bag would be charming on you Megan!

Kristin
11 years ago

aw Meg, you look gorgeous! love the ‘new’ skirt with the gingham.
XO

Annelise
Annelise
11 years ago

Agreeing with all of the above – you look gorgeous! Very tasteful outfit and your hair is making me jealous x

Clare
11 years ago

You know, I think I was one of those people who said to leave the skirt as-is, but I ADORE the new length. It is PERFECT. :)

mil
mil
11 years ago

you look amazing with the skirt and the pumps…
one of the nicest outfits so far….
tell my son to think carefully when he says something looks like grandma (ha ha)
seriously, its a perfect outfit

Milica
Milica
11 years ago

this length definitely works for you

*y*
*y*
11 years ago

I think you, your hair, your skirt and the weather look absolutely gorgeously beautiful today!

Lauren
11 years ago

Ah, you look so gorgeous! I love the length of the skirt, it is perfect.
Your hair is looking wonderful like that by the way! It always looks great in every photo, but it looks particularly nice like that.

pauli
pauli
11 years ago

Ah-mazing difference!

Laura
11 years ago

I just adore the pattern on that skirt, its so pretty. You look lovely. Its nice to see your outfits again!
xxx

Van @ The Clothes We Wear

EEK! The new hemline is Grrrreat! It’s so flattering on you and highlights the sailboat pattern. Lovely.

Casey
11 years ago

Love the shorter hem! Really breathes new life into the skirt (which I didn’t think was too bad longer either). :)

Firesparx
Firesparx
11 years ago

Um…can I change my vote now? I was in the “leave it alone!” camp but now I’m jumping ship, I love the new length!

Girl & Closet (Veronika)

Megan the skirt length looks SO fantastic, and this whole outfit just has me totally smitten. I’m absolutely loving how you’ve styled up this skirt. And I think I just might have to get a few of my skirts hemmed after seeing the result of this one! xo veronika

Anna
Anna
10 years ago

Oh that’s such an improvement! Girl, you have GREAT legs and you shouldn’t hide them with longer skirts! Most women aren’t so lucky to have great legs, so don’t waste them under a granny skirt! ;) BTW your hair is gorgeous there!

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