Friday, October 24, 2014

Refashion: Silk Tweed Chanel-esque skirt suit - Part 2

After doing the simple refashioning of the thrifted Silk Tweed jacket of the silk tweed skirt and the jacket suit, I tackled the skirt part. The skirt was fine except too long on my short body.

Since the skirt has inverted box pleats at the bottom, I couldn't just shorten the hem. Instead, I shortened the skirt just above the box pleats by 6cm. Of course I had to shorten the lining by 6cm as well.

I was going to embellish the skirt with the same navy velvet ribbon. However, I decided against it because I thought it would be too fussy and might draw attention to that seam where I shortened the skirt.

Here is how the whole suit look with the refashioned jacket and skirt. You can kinda see the seam line where I had shortened the skirt. I hope that if I don't point it out then no one would notice.

I don't intend to wear them together often because it's still a bit too formal and matronly on me. But for the office it may be necessary on some occasions. Otherwise I would much rather wear the jacket with jeans and the skirt with sweaters, cardis or a jean jacket.


  1. It looks fantastic shortened - and I agree, if you don't point it out, no-one will notice. It really looks like a design feature in any case - some skirts are yoked like this. Just wear it with confidence :)

    I agree, wear as separates most of the time.

    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! I think the jacket at least can be a good layering piece for the cooler seasons.

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    1. Thanks Dorothy DotDot! I now have a skirt suit, after seeing all the amazing skirt suits you have made.