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« on: June 18, 2010 04:42:03 PM »

I need some ideas.

My mom just gave me about half a dozen business skirts straight from the 80s/early 90s. The waistbands are too tight and the cuts are way too old-fashion (and short; I like long skirts). However, I like the nice, high-grade fabric. What can I do with them? I would like to turn them into something wearable, but I'm out of ideas. The only stipulation is that the end product has to be relatively modest (no spaghetti straps or sleeveless shirts and no mini skirts.)

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010 06:58:27 AM »

Take a look at the work of Junky Styling, who often take business clothes and reshape them into other garments.

http://www.junkystyling.co.uk/
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010 01:00:01 PM »

You could probably get a vest, especially if you did the back in a contrast material.  You could also use them as just part of a new dress or top, like the bodice, with a contrasting skirt.
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