Skirt Reinvented



Dana Buchman I Miss You

When I first graduated from Tuskegee in 1997 I worked at Marshall Fields, department store in Chicago, It was my favorite store to stop at.  While working at Fields I discovered this bridge designer who could do some thangs with silk that I just fell in love with.  That designer was Dana Buckman… OMG how I loved her silks, could not always afford them but LOVED her silks.  Well Dana shut her bridge brand down and started designing for Kohls, Bye Bye silk. *tears* 

Any who…. I have had one silk Dana Buchman skirt left, but with my weight loss it was WAY too big, so I have changed the skirt in to a peplum top.  While this skirt was over 10 years old the silk has lasted the test of time, and figured I would re-purpose it. 

I used V8815 pattern, for a Vogue pattern it was very easy and quick to make. 


I cut the top out only 4 pieces, in less than a hour and finally sewed it today took a little over 2 hours to sew.

I did not put in the back darts or the zipper, I hate zippers in tops makes it hard for me to get on and off, so since I did not put the zipper in i did not put in the back darts.  And I not have any seam binding *ugh* but I made it work. 

Here is the end result…. I actually LOVE how it came out.  Not only is the top trendy, but the colors are very spring like and the top is way more flattering than the long skirt *as much as I love A-Line skirts they do not really flatter me* 

I can’t wait to wear it some time this week to work. 


What do you think my Curvy Divas….

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~


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