two birds one stone

My mother and I are opposites.
She ruthlessly disposes of any items which are not of any worth or use, while I sentimentally store away everything from ancient birthdays cards to clothes labels, just incase I suddenly need them in the future. Almost every item of clothing from her past has been long since discarded, leaving me pouring over rare photo albums, after jackets, jumpers, her wedding dress, and various other items which were cut before I had the opportunity to inherit them.

You can imagine, then, my excitement at finding something that had survived; tucked away in a far-forgotten corner of the attic was this tartan treasure.

My Grandma's floorlength-intended kilt hit an awkward mid-calf length on me, so I chopped fifteen inches off the bottom to make it into a scarf and mini skirt.

Two new thingy-ma-bobs for nothing - score.
Side effect= I'm very pleased with myself. 


Yuen Lim said...

Loving the tartan skirt! There's nothing better than finding something old and making something wonderful out of it! (:

Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

Ben N said...

aaahhhh, this is too cool, will definitely try this.

Bian Sifredi said...

Both items came out great!
Bian, Mortem Blonde

Nasreen Osman said...

the minute i saw the skirt, I fell in love with it!! Wish I could buy it! you did a great job :)
-Lazy Obsession

X J said...

haha my mum's the same except she disposed of everything before i ever got the chance to rummage through

fab skirt though x


Lena said...

ah this is fab! I wish my mum kept all her old clothes, you're so lucky to find this gem!


Xanthe said...

You're so inventive! Love love love it xxx

Jill S said...

Love what you did to it!
x J. from I ate noodles for breafkast

Rs la mode said...

Lovely post:)
what about following each other dear? let me know
Kisses from hungary,

Lucia Y said...

Gorgeous skirt, and I love how you've turned the left overs into a scarf too :)
Lucia's Loves

Shopaholic said...

och, lovely <3

Jessica Cai said...

Wow, amazing that you created the skirt and scarf out of a vintage piece! Beautiful outfit and photos :) I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!


xo Jess

Mandy Paulino said...

Hey there, completely IN-LOVE with your blog, just followed you on GFC (159), would love if you follow back :)



HighlandFling said...

YES! You are now a Scot to me. I love my kilt skirts, although. I actually don't have a plaid one, I think I am missing out here. Consider it added to my wish list!

Emma x

Alena Vorontsova said...

Great outfit!)I like your blog!Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo

Yina Shan said...

love the outcomes of your project!