I adore this skirt. My sister got me this vintage skirt quite a few years ago for my birthday and the zipper promptly broke and the waist was too small. Since I had little to no sewing skills prior to this year I just wore it with some safety pins keeping it shut (classy, I know). But today, today, I conquered the zipper. I shortened the skirt, added a new waistband, and sewed on a couple of buttons. But guys, I installed a zipper. My life is forever changed. Seriously, I am so proud. It's not perfect work but I've resigned myself to the fact that I will never be the perfect seamstress. Aren't the roosters fabulous?
p.s. That beautiful steamer trunk? Stinks to high heaven. Seriously, I think God can smell it and he is not amused. Probably has a close pin shutting his nose. We're working on it though. Hopefully the mothball smell will fade with time.