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For a while I had been lusting for a real leather skirt, but since they are quite expensive in the stores (even in H&M and Zara the prices start at 100 €, out of my budget for a skirt), I had two possibilities: let it go or go vintage hunting. Two weeks ago I found one that had the perfect fit for me but was burgundy. I know burgundy is the hottest color right now, but I let it there since I think we will all be burgundied-over soon. By the time I realised I wanted it despite of the color, it was gone. So I picked a midi black one that was two sizes bigger than my regular size, and spent my whole evening yesterday adjusting it to my size. When cutting it (almost 30 cm!) i made it shorter in the front, inspired by the wonderful skirts Acne makes. When I straight-cut the first part off (sorry I do not have pictures of the original skirt, but it was already too dark to do them), I draw a line with textile chalk (picture below) and cut again. The good think about leather is you do not have to do the lining when you cut it, but what I did was to sew the limits of the sewn parts i cut so they wouldn’t split. And when I do not like this shape anymore, I can always cut it straight again. I think I will wear it like this: with big knits. This one is a score from my Mum’s closet and soo warm. By coincidence, I saw one that was almost the same in H&M. I always say they are reading my mind.
Have a great weekend!