Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A New Wardrobe!

I have been reading a blog called New Dress A Day for a while now. It's very inspiring because A. cash is low for new clothes and B. I hate the styles/colors/fabrics at the stores right now.

I decided to try my own makeover of a thrift store dress. Saturday the local thrift had a 40% off sale, so I got this for $4.60.



Awful, isn't it? Not flattering in the least... Even the camera was disgusted - it didn't even take a good picture!! ;)

So, after thinking about what I wanted to do with it, I decided to turn it into a tunic. I cut off some length, and those awful sleeves. After hemming, here's what it looks like now:



Much better! I love the flutter sleeves! It gives me a whole new silhouette! (of course, it would help if it wasn't laundry day, and I have on some pants that are too baggy..)

I can't wait to hit the thrift stores again... Unfortunately, the local ones here are all so pricey.. I see a trip to Ventura in my future... :)

P.S. I haven't forgotten about finishing up our vacation... I have just a couple of days to go....

7 comments:

aubepine said...

I've seen this blog too! It's so cute. Love your results! Good luck with the next one. :)

elsiee said...

What a great transformation - that sweet little top is unrecognizable from it's original incarnation! That's a wonderful talent to be able not only reimagine things but to have the skill to transform them into something more beautiful then they were originally BRAVA!!!!

Bee Chick's Buzz said...

Great job on transforming that dress into something wearable and for only $4.60. I girl after my own heart.

susarto said...

well done, you!!!! looks great, bess :D x

Dawn said...

I may have to hire you to restyle all my clothes ;)

Pam Hoffman said...

If you like that, then you might like Nikki's site....

http://nikkishell.typepad.com/wardroberefashion/

I'm on there almost every day. The stuff people create from all sorts of things.

I have a stash from freecycle - highly recommend that - and I see the fabric, the construction, etc. now.

All I need now is a great sewing machine and some lessons.. that's all.

;)

Pam Hoffman

RedBessBonney said...

thanks for all the kind words! I've just purchased 2 more dresses.. I'll post before and afters when I get a chance to work on them! :)