I guess I wasn't thinking when I picked this out this afternoon. This looks a lot like what I wore on Thursday--a black/red/white skirt with a black top. Oh well. I wore that one to a different library, so no one will ever know!
I've never really been happy with this skirt. When I refashioned it, things didn't go as I'd planned, and the results were okay, but not great. The biggest problem was that pleat. It would look okay just after I ironed it, but the fabric is very stiff and five minutes later the pleat would be wide open again, making the skirt look super-wide. I cleverly hid that in the picture from two years ago, but showing a side view. Slick, huh?
That pleat bothered me for the past two years, so I never wore the skirt again. This morning I saw the skirt peeking out from my closet and decided I was either going to fix it or get rid of it.
My idea for fixing it was to fasten the pleat closed part of the way. Originally I was thinking of doing something with grosgrain ribbon, but these buttons were handy, so I used them to hold the edges of the pleat together towards the top. This was semi-successful. I'm happier with the shape of the skirt now, but I think it could still use one more button. What do you think? Try one more button? Try different buttons? Or should I just give up already and throw it out?