Summer Skirt

Charity shop $3 find.

Skirts are a favored summer wardrobe staple. They are much cooler than pants or shorts and can be dressed up or down. What I liked about this particular skirt is: it was $3, this color goes with many other items in my closet, the fabric is light weight and washable, the skirt is like new, still has the sizing in it, the A-line shape is one flattering to my apple figure.

What I didn’t like about it was the length. Not flattering to my figure, and too hot. Cutting off about a foot of fabric and re-hemming the garment made it perfect for a lunch out with friends or a summer concert at the park.

Plus it has four pockets!


  1. Looks cute shorter, I think. I remember from your other blog (Single Mom Enough) that you did some alterations on another charity shop skirt, (maybe added a pocket or two).


  2. I love this! I have to tell you that I went to a big charity sale today. It’s a main event in our town, which happens when the kids leave the university here and the dorm rooms get emptied out. I have resisted thrift-store shopping for a long time. I just am not a shopper in general. But I got 13 really good items for my 12-year-old daughter (really a few more, but there were some rejects) for $50. !!! She is sanding/ripping/grating one of the pairs of jeans on the dining room table as I type this (which I would never let her do to store-bought jeans). I’m sold!


    1. Woo Hoo! I am ever impressed with people who make their entire wardrobe out of second hand clothing. I’ve never been able to do that, but I estimate that 30% of my clothing is second hand. Saves money, saves stuff being tossed in a landfill.


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