For two years I have been trying to find a decent knee length denim skirt. Either they were too tight in the hips and too big in the waist or there was a slit cut up the side, back or front that was way too high. I gave up.
Then, last week I was going through my closet pulling out clothes that I needed to give away when I came across this skirt.
Excuse the photo - I would have put it on but there was no one home to take a picture of me wearing it.
At one time this was my favorite denim skirt. I bought it 9 years ago and as you can tell it is quite faded. The reason it was my favorite was that it had a side zipper, was A lined and there was no waist band. No matter what I wore with it, it was comfortable and looked good on me. I had not worn it in a year but instead of putting it in the give away pile, I decided to shorten it.
So I cut off a good amount of fabric.
Then I hemmed it on the sewing machine and here it is.
My son took these pictures of me and I asked him to get a little more of the bottom of the skirt so here is the result. (Be careful what you ask for.)
I probably should have changed the shirt as that is what I was wearing at the time, but I think the skirt looks great. The best part was when I went to machine hem it, the correct thread color was on the machine already to go.