REVAMPED: NAVY VELVET SKIRT

Seeing how the velvet trend is not showing signs of going away anytime soon, I took this 30-year-old velvet skirt from my mom's closet and revamped it to bring it into the new century. Read more on www.dilekaspires.com

SURE, SEWING IS A SKILL that you get better at with practice, but when it comes to revamping clothes, sometimes you don’t really need pro sewing skills. You just need some creativity. If you have been following me for a while, then you know that when it comes to clothes, I am 90% quality and 10% trends. I don’t discriminate clothes based on their age. In fact, the more history a piece has, the more I want to preserve it and incorporate it in my daily looks.

This navy velvet skirt I am wearing in this post is actually a 30-year-old skirt that my grandma made for my mom. I have been seeing it for years as it was moved from one wardrobe to another, but I’ve never really paid it much attention, except acknowledging the quality of the velvet fabric. A couple of weeks ago, we were moving into a new apartment, and I stumbled upon it as I was unpacking. Instead of folding it, I left it out in the open because I was sure I wanted to wear it this winter.

The problem with it was that it had these huge round buttons that probably rocked in the 80s, but they were not cool enough for the present. So I did the simplest revamping trick in the book: I replaced them. The best way to refresh a piece is to change its buttons. {I did the same thing with this beige dress a while back.}

Seeing how the velvet trend is not showing signs of going away anytime soon, I took this 30-year-old velvet skirt from my mom's closet and revamped it to bring it into the new century. Read more on www.dilekaspires.com

Despite its great quality, being decades old, the velvet fabric showed some signs of stress such as shaping where the old buttons previously stood. I purposefully chose classic-looking buttons that I hope can stay in style for decades to come. So what I did was carefully select buttons that were almost the same size as the old ones and positioned them in the same spots. Also, the fabric struggled with folding lines that have settled well with age and that no amount of ironing can completely get rid of them. Luckily, the skirt was a bit big on me, so I took it in from the sides, eliminating some sharp folding lines next to the side seams.

And that was it. That simple. How do you like it?

Seeing how the velvet trend is not showing signs of going away anytime soon, I took this 30-year-old velvet skirt from my mom's closet and revamped it to bring it into the new century. Read more on www.dilekaspires.com
Seeing how the velvet trend is not showing signs of going away anytime soon, I took this 30-year-old velvet skirt from my mom's closet and revamped it to bring it into the new century. Read more on www.dilekaspires.com
Seeing how the velvet trend is not showing signs of going away anytime soon, I took this 30-year-old velvet skirt from my mom's closet and revamped it to bring it into the new century. Read more on www.dilekaspires.com

Lace top : Fiorella Rubino //
Boots : Pull & Bear //
Earrings : Koton // 
Bag : Carpisa //
Watch: Casio Watches//

 

Seeing how the velvet trend is not showing signs of going away anytime soon, I took this 30-year-old velvet skirt from my mom's closet and revamped it to bring it into the new century. Read more on www.dilekaspires.com

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