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Monday, August 18, 2014

Jean Skirt + T = Asian Flair

This refashion began as a thrift store t shirt and jeans skirt with a high back slit. The t shirt was too small for me, but I fell in love with the dragon decal on the back. The jeans skirt fit perfectly, but when I tried it on at the thrift store I didn't notice how large the back opening was. When I got home I realized that I couldn't wear the skirt as it was - most of the back was missing! Since the t shirt was a great color match for the skirt I decided to use the dragon decal from the t to close the back of the skirt. I had to add a seam just above the dragon to have enough length to fill in the entire back opening. The seam looked unattractive, so I hid it with a strip of frayed denim. But the denim strip looked really plain! I decided to cover the strip with Chinese writing. I looked up the word beauty in Chinese on Google Translator and printed the characters on the strip with an indelible magic marker. I sewed the denim strip to the skirt with two buttons which resemble Chinese coins, using embroidery floss in colors from the dragon decal.


jennifer elliott said...

That's so gorgeous! Great job!

April Rogers-Krick said...

I love it. It is so unique and way cuter with the dragon. I see why you wouldn't leave the dragon tee behind. I would have snatched it up too.

jennifer elliott said...

P.S. Just wanted to let you know I posted your picture on the Refashion Co-op Instagram account. :)

Jennifer, EOD

katboulder said...

Aww, thanks ladies! Your positive comments are really encouraging!