February 28, 2011

One man's trash

On my latest D.I. adventure I found this gem:

ok Devaun makes anything look sexy, but believe me, it was awful.
So I made the neckline round, took up the bodice, removed shoulder pads+collar, took out the sleeves, brought the hem up 3-4inches and took the entire dress in by about 2 inches on each side.

And here's my $4+lots-of-work dress now:

also, cardigan: Old Navy, dot tights: ASOS, necklace: gift, belt: Francesca's (in case you care)



I also found this great 60's-ish pencil skirt. All I had to do was take in the sides a few inches, and I was set for my Valentine's Day party!
Even though thrift stores are smelly, I love them!

9 comments:

Em said...

You did a great job! I just found an Ann Taylor shirt at Goodwill for $2.50, and I agree that thrift stores are stinky!

amy said...

I thrift often, but only for furniture and other bleachable "hard" items. I am fearful of anything that holds the stench... but perhaps it's worth it.

Lari said...

BLOOMIN GENIOUS!@@!@!!! If only I had to take a skirt IN instead of out 10 inches....

Chris said...

Such a great change! Way to see a diamond in the rough.

Richard and Amber said...

You are officially amazing! Good eye- I would never have even thought of making anything beautiful from that dress, and you totally pulled it off.

sisters4saymoreismore said...

ooh! so freaking cute!!! we love a great refashion! i pick up alot of crazy stuff but i would have never thought of that floral dress! great job!

~selina {sis #1}

Brittany said...

Wow that frumpy dress looked so good before- why did you change it?? LOL It looks amazing transitioned! I'd pay a lot of money for something that cute!

Jenifer Simpson said...

I wash everything --using hot water if fabric can take it -- after a long soak in oxydol BEFORE I start working with it (after drying)...

Tear.Pa said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I to love Thrifting, you never know what treasures you will find. As for the stink, most will come out in the wash, the only stink you can't remove is the stale smell of cigarettes. Any thing else a regular wash or add some baking soda and vinegar will take care of it.