Thrift Store Thursday: Cupid's Neophyte Pencil Skirt

October 7, 2010


The 'neat little bow' has been all over fashion. See here, here, here, here, and oh yeah here.

Say Yes to Hoboken recently did a 'neat little tutorial' on how to make the bow and made a sweet pencil skirt to go with it. So I found an oversized pencil skirt at the Thrift Store yesterday for $1.50.

I took it home, took it in on the sides and took the leftovers and made a matching 'neat little bow' to take center stage on my new sweet pencil skirt in lipstick red.

This skirt was originally more of a tulip shape. You can't tell from the photos but I kept it below my knees and had it taper at the bottom for a more sophisticated look.

If you're looking for a similar find, the perfect thrift store candidate would be long, wool, pencil skirts, any size, actually, the bigger the better since you want some leftover material to make the bow.

22 {comments}:

Kelli Ward said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this. i have been wanting make something similar and jump on the bow bandwagon myself. you may have just given me the inspiration to do so.

Bethany said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE it! And the color is great!

sisters4saymoreismore said... Best Blogger Tips

super cute! my sisters and i are sort of loving bows right now! great idea to thrift a larger size and use the leftovers!

~selina

Darci said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant! Why make when you can re-make? I want one, too!

Popbabe7 said... Best Blogger Tips

You are amazing!!!

erin said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute!
thursdays are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. ... blog-wise, anyway. ;)

Cíntia said... Best Blogger Tips

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Nancy's Couture said... Best Blogger Tips

I love everything about this. Especially the bow!!!

Travelbunny said... Best Blogger Tips

More inspiration as always. Love the skirt.

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no2pesnel said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute skirt - I love the bow!

Lil' Bit and Nan said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this is rich in color and style! I love it!

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

Whether it's true or not, I don't know, but I imagine your closet looking like Cher's from Clueless. Just totally packed to the brim with the most amazing clothes anyone has ever seen!!

Kris said... Best Blogger Tips

amazing. so chic!

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Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Love Love this!! I need to head to the thrift store... NOW :) Thanks so much for all of your tutorials, FBFs, and refashion ideas. You are an inspiration and quite frankly I might have a girl crush on you. :-P

Sabr said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how your title's have some intellect behind them - cupid's bow? I'm smitten!

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

Tiffany,
I'm blushing:)

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

Tara,
Hah! I don't know about the 'amazing' part but 'packed to the brim' you are definitely right about:)

vivatveritas said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this! so cute!! i would def. try it my self if i can find a skirt at thrift store.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

It's just lovely. The colour is great! I have one question. I bought a pencil script from the thrift store and it's 2 sizes too big. It just about fits at the waist. When I take in the sides, do I need to take the waistband off too?

Thanks for your help.

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

Anonymous. No. I would just start my sewing at the seam below the waistline. Turn it inside out. Pin it to your form. Take it off and sew down the pin line.

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this skirt and the picture where you're sitting is great! The red color of the skirt is so pretty.

LaceyRee said... Best Blogger Tips

I love going to thrift stores and finding cheap treasures! But usually I can't find things that fit the way I would like. Thanks to your blog, I have been inspired to teach myself to sew. I LOVE IT!!! i started by buying this at the thrift store that were way too big and then altering them to my size. I'm still a beginner, of course, but I'm getting better (and more creative!) with each alteration. Maybe someday I'll be able to make something from scratch :)
Love your blog!!!

 
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