Monday, August 6, 2012

Rickety Rack, Please Talk Back


In the middle of a refashion and looking for input!  I've had this vintage Sanibel skirt for bloomin' ever and decided today is the day to shorten it up and make it wearable.  It started out as knee-length, and I took off about five inches, making it much less dowdy!  As I was measuring, I realized it had been hemmed once before, so I Googled and up pops this:


I had been planning on adding a bit of white trim...


 ...but now I'm considering other colors.


 These are all trims I had on hand.  I'm a little way of rick rack looking too...I don't know, Raggedy Ann?


But I do like that pink!


Then I found the mother of all rick racks! (When did I even get this?)


Maybe on the edge to make a scalloped hem?



One more!


Which do you like best?  I swear I try to be more sophisticated sometimes, but I can't help myself when I come across these Lilly-esque prints! 

11 comments:

Mrs. Burris said...

My favorite is the over-sized rickrack a bit above the hem.

Anonymous said...

I like the pink ricrak.

Robyn

Angela Pea said...

I'm torn...I like the white daisy chain and the jumbo rick-rack making a scalloped hem.

anotheryarn said...

My favorite is the first photo with all 4 trims. But if that is a wee too crazy for you, I also like the big rick rack as scalloped hem.

:o) mg said...

love the pink- very Lilly-esque!

GlowWorm said...

I like all the trims at once! At least do that white daisy chain and one other.

Donna said...

I don't like the skinny white rickrack. I like the fat rick rack as the scalloped hem, or any of the other colors as the trim.

Whacha doing with what you cut off?

Darling Petunia said...

Okay, guys, I think I am going with the huge white rick rack. i am going to pin it on and see how it looks.

Donna, there wasn't a lot cut off--just three inches. I cut three and put in a two inch hem. Remember, it was already shortened once. Hey, I wonder if any of the original trim was folded into the first hem...

Anonymous said...

It looks like I'm too late but I love the blue on the hem!

Mags

P.S. They all look great. I don't think you can go wrong.

lizaanne said...

Ooo!!! Use them all!! Seriously - I think it would look adorable with a row of colored ric-rac and flowers at the bottom!!

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