what once was old is new again

Last year I made a skirt out of some circus fabric (I’d load the photo, but for some reason I am unable to do so). I loved the fabric, but the skirt was kind of frumpy and plain. So, last night I added a flounce!

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I must say I was unsure about the ruffle after I added it. I decided that I would put on the skirt, and if Peter laughed uncontrollably, then I would need to rethink the whole flounce situation. Well, he didn’t laugh, and I decided to wear it today. It is rather flirty and fun to wear. Making this modification was really easy, so if you have some garments in your closet that could use a little spicing up, go for it!

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16 Responses to what once was old is new again

  1. Kay says:

    Here’s a random question. When I was a runner, my Saturday or Sunday run was usually a club race (I was never racing, mind you, just plodding and collecting free gatorade along the way). Over the years I collected massive piles of colorful race t-shirts.
    What, o Eggplant, do you do with yours?
    Still lovin’ the green shoes. They look so swell with a flouncy skirt.
    Love,
    Too Old for Flounces in NY.

  2. monica says:

    Love the new flouncy-ness!
    Answering Kay’s question–can you sew flounces with the race t-shirts?

  3. Rae says:

    cool shoes, what kind are they? your skirt is super cute too : )
    You could make a quilt with the race t-shirts.

  4. clare eats says:

    oh that is cute… def not too much!

  5. steff says:

    The skirt looks nice, and I cannot help noticing the shoes as well (or should I say “either”?! – I’m confused..). I subscribe to the question: what kind of shoes are they?
    PS Mariko, thanks a lot for the mail, might “see” you on Skype!

  6. Gina says:

    Wow! The flounce is just the right touch.

  7. Angela says:

    CUTE!!! I like the flounce.

  8. greta says:

    Ordered me some of the LIME shoes….and NOW I see we are posting about the CIRCUS on the same day….
    coinkydink?
    methinks, NOT.

  9. emily says:

    cute skirt, i could just eat it right up!! those are pumas, no? i have a similar red & white pair that goes great with skirts.

  10. Hannah says:

    We don’t have any good fabric stores here and I was hoping to find some asian prints: sushi or lanterns or something cute. Any online suggestions? You are the expert!
    Love the skirt. It goes well with your cute shoes! :-)

  11. melissa says:

    I love the flounce! It’s not as brash and bold as a ruffle.

  12. Stella says:

    Cute skirt! And I like the shoes even better! (Man, what a total me-too comment, huh..)

  13. jenny r says:

    ok, isn’t a flounce less gathered and maybe even cut on the bias? I’m still trying to figure this out. I’d say ruffle, but “flounce” definitely sounds more adult.

  14. Liv says:

    Hot skirt dude.

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