t-store scores: vintage plaid


vintage plaid skirt bait shoes

What if I told you this vintage skirt used to be a maxi skirt?
Would you want to kill me for hemming it?

Does it make it better that I wear it all the time at this length and probably wouldn’t were it that often if I kept it long? I thrifted this vintage skirt a couple of years ago for $2 and loved the pattern but knew I would rarely wear a polyester maxi in these hot Phoenix temps. Please forgive me.

B.A.I.T. t strap shoes

skirt & scarf- vintage, thrifted
top- birthday gift
brooch- Lucie Ellen Etsy Shop
shoes- BAIT

put a bird on it brooch

I definitely understand both sides of the “should vintage clothes be altered” debate, but I feel that if it’s going to make a piece something more wearable you should go for it!

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14 Responses to t-store scores: vintage plaid

  1. Linn says:

    The skirt looks great. I’m on your side in the alter vintage clothes debate. Fashion is for fun and nothing lasts forever.

  2. chantilly says:

    i love the skirt hemmed! that’s my problem with vintage clothing sometimes… it usually doesn’t fit right. if i were better with a sewing machine, i’d probably take more chances than i currently do with vintage. anyway, i think it looks great :) x

  3. lOVE IT! The print and the cut!
    If you’re the one wearing it, who cares, do whatever makes you love it and wear it more!
    (unless you’re destroying your friends vintage pink prom dress for a movie ending….) ;)
    (just in case that’s a little to vague for some…Pretty in Pink)

  4. Miki says:

    Hi, Lisa! I love that bird pin! And I think the skirt looks awesome that length. I love maxi skirts, but I’m so short I can’t find the right one, haha. I always love your hairdos, btw. I’ve waited for my hair to grow and now that it is, I don’t know what to do it with; it’s too heavy to do anything, ha.

    Thank you so much for entering the giveaway!!!

    Have a nice week and a fun Halloween! ;D

  5. I completely agree with you! I think refashioning or altering vintage clothing is completely acceptable. Way to go! :)

  6. Cb says:

    I think vintage should be altered but not all pieces. I think you did right by this skirt! Love it!

  7. I alter A LOT of vintage for my shop. I definitely understand both sides too, some pieces have so much history and charm that they are probably better as is. That said, it is seriously amazing what chopping a bit off a hemline will do to make it more wearable everyday! I think the skirt looks great like this :)

  8. Kat says:

    I love it! I agree with you on the altering vintage debate. I figure it’s better off being altered and actually getting worn then languishing in someone’s wardrobe because it’s a funny length or doesn’t fit right.

  9. sarah says:

    I say do what you want! If you love it short, work it! Why buy it if you dont think you will wear it the other way and not touch it?


  10. Ting says:

    I love your skirt, so cute! x

  11. Cara-Mia says:

    I’m all for altering clothes actually. If you didn’t alter this, it may have just stayed in your closet.

  12. Amanda A says:

    First of all, if I could sew I would hem the shit out of half of my skirts and dresses, seriously. It it means you will wear it more, than more power to your amazeballs sewing skills, sister. And I love that skirt. I have a similar maxi version, but i like wearing long skirts in the fall. Although, I love in MN where is it freezing half the year! :) That brooch is too cute, too! :) I hope you are having a good week. I still have not heard a peep! Send some positive thoughts my way! E-mail coming your way shortly. xo

  13. Arielle says:

    If I could alter clothes, I’d alter some vintage for sure. I loved your guest post on Cuddly Cacti!

  14. Dus says:

    What!? I didn’t even know there was a debate about that! haha I guess it makes sense but I’m totally with you and never end up wearing maxi skirts/dresses either & this one looks awesome on you, super cute ensemble w/ the denim top & scarf! I suppose in this case it’d be a little sad to lose all that pretty fabric but hopefully you or someone else can use it for something else-did u see the scarf tutorial Hannah did w/ hem leftover? it seemed pretty simple and super cute.

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