This skirt belonged to my mom. I even remember when she last wore it….and Easter service that she went with me to when I lived in Oregon. I thought it was stunningly beautiful and she looked stunning in it. When she passed away and I went through all of her lovely clothes, this skirt was again a favorite. But the waist was miniscule, basically each end of the zipper coming to my hip bones. That hook and eye closure had as much of a chance of meeting as George Clooney and me…..not gonna happen!
Then, I met a woman at the gym where I work who used to sew for Tanner, the same company actually that made this skirt. I asked her if there was anything that could be done to make it fit my waist because it is certainly liberal enough in the hips. Brilliant woman that she is (this is a shout out to you Ms. Lucy!), she suggested that if I did not mind losing a couple of inches off the bottom, she could basically just cut the waist down to where the a-line in the skirt begins to widen. Can I say it again? BRILLIANT!! Now I get to where this jewel that my mom wore so well. Lemme tell ya, my mom was a little bitty thing. I used to point to her womb and tease her, “How did this (pointing at myself) ever come from there?!” So what I thought was impossible, was actually easily possible!
Moral of the story: Like Paulo Coelho (my favorite author and philosopher) says, “Impossible is merely an opinion”' Go forth and conquer!!!