Easy Hand Job on a Pleated Skirt.

Shopping is cheaper than therapy.-anonymous

A Note from Rags Revisited:

It’s about time! The concept that wearing secondhand clothing can be edgy and unique, supported  by the long overdue acceptance that thrifting is  “cool”  and fashionable.  I’m about that life! I was born in that life! In fact not to long ago I was strutting my stuff as a minnie Carrie Bradshaw. I swear one hand to God in 5th grade I was wearing thrifted bright yellow jeans with bedazzled pockets and white Reebok classics. Aside from being 4 foot nothing with a size 6 foot, I commanded attention because I shined bright light a diamond. I was the smallest in my class (always) had the biggest feet, and a huge dislike for mommy dearest preference when choosing my school attire. No wire hangers! Look at me now. If only I had known then, what I know now. I have appreciation for my vintage finds, and finally my feet match my height (well not really, but fuck it). I’m about the bigger picture, the quest. I love the hunt; searching high and low for that special thrifted piece. I enjoy the challenge in determining how to alter a garment without destroying its heritage, still making it wearable. So as the story goes I continue to search high and low for that ugly 90’s blouse, or that authentic piece reminiscent of my mothers style she so often flaunted in her hey-day. Okay, finally my point. Basically, I found a pleated skirt that fell below the knees.  I loved the print and decided I had to have it.  It was a true testament to my love for  “Little House on the Prairie”, and the fabric was perfect for fringing. So low and behold…

The steps:

  1. Take a long skirt and measure your desired length.
  2. After cutting sew a 1″ seam around the edge. This will lock in your fringe when you take apart the threading.
  3. Below the seam you have stitched take a pin or a stitching awl and carefully start to pull apart the threads one by one.

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Details: Thrifted Denim Jacket and Reworked Skirt, Giuseppe Zanotti Heels, H&M Jewelry,  Gap Tshirt

All photos were taken by Patrick Fahrner. You can check out more here .

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