So my mom gave me a floor length drawstring skirt with an adorable pattern about a year ago and I never ever wore it because a) it was too small for my big booty and b) I am so short that floor-length dresses just look silly on me.
I decided to use the had the bottom half of the skirt for clothing, which was still too small to go around my butt but so adorable. I chopped the skirt in half so that it would be knee length. There were slits in the sides (from when it was the bottom of the skirt) that made it fit comfortably but totally immodestly. When I was digging through my stash I had a flash of inspiration--a superhuge t-shirt that was the same color as the dots in the flowers could be an adorable underskirt!
The t-shirt and bottom half of skirt:
The finished skirt!
I wore it to work today and because the underskirt is jersey it was totally warm, modest, and comfy! My husband said it looked dumb with the white shirt, but I think that the white makes an otherwise bohemianish look and makes it crisp and professional. (I wore my brown mary-jane sketchers with it.)
With the top half of the skirt, I made a pillow-bed-thing for my cat, who because of her arthritis, decided it was better to sleep on and get hair all over my piles of fabric instead of her usual barstool chair. I inserted three layers of padding made from a ragged and stained towel inside the top half of the skirt. After breaking two needles trying to quilt it, I finally gave up and did it by hand. It says "Ember" in cursive quilting, but it's hard to see in the pics. She loves it and it's washable!
I plan to edge it with some nice gray velvet...when I have money to buy anything besides gas and groceries!