Friday, June 21, 2013

Red Dress Refashion

Confession.
I have a new obsession....
.... going to the thrift store and buying every frumpy dress there. Seriously. Yesterday was dollar day at my local Goodwill, and I definitely bought out a solid portion of the 80's. [which is only funny because I wasn't lucky enough to have lived in that decade...].

But yup. 
In my adventures in learning how to sew, I decided that it would be best if I just practiced on thrifted clothing. That way if I screw up, no big deal :]
I mean, so many people in the blogging community already do it, so that's acceptable, yeah? Yeah.


Here is the first dress that I snagged and gave a little makeover to:

Thrifted Dress Refashion

Whomp.

Thrifted Dress Refashion

Made slightly less frumpy! But still kind of frumpy because that's how we do.
And cowboy boots.

I didn't do anything too complicated to fix it up:


Just hacked out those darling shoulder pads [oh if only they were in style... but not really].


Chopped a few inches off the sleeves.


Cut a solid eight inches or so off the bottom.
Then hemmed everything all up! Which makes me desperately wish I had a sewing machine already... Why tuition, whyyyy.

Thrifted Dress Refashion

Perfect for frolicking through fields right? RIGHT.
I have a few more dresses that I'm refashioning right now too, so I'm still pretty excited :]

Happy Friday!

Linkin' up HURR and HURR

26 comments:

  1. What an awesome refashion. I love thrifting and changing up the things I buy. It is my favorite type of sewing. Great job!

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    1. Thank you! That's my fave type of sewing too!

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  2. That's pretty much the story of every thrifted dress I've ever bought. Cut, hem, wear. Cute dress. Good job.

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  3. Lovely red dress transformation. Im came from the Linky hop. Do u have facebook? add me @https://www.facebook.com/mika.jones.7796 and
    https://www.facebook.com/heelsrepublicoriginal?fref=ts

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  4. This is so my wifes style. I am the one that sews clothes items up and I am so running with this. I love the concept of thrift store and then vemp it up. Christmas ideas!! I love it....

    Jorge

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    1. That's so awesome! I never thought about this for Christmas ideas, but you're so right!! Thanks!

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  5. What a lovely transformation! If only they were always this simple!

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    1. Thank you! And I know what you mean!

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  6. What a cool refashion, and your after dress is SO cute! I followed your blog on G+, I also have a blog and do a ton of refashions. I always love meeting new bloggers who love thrifting and refashioning!

    www.domesticblisssquared.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm totally going to check your blog out too!!

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  7. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-22/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
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    We hope to see you there!

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to check it out!

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  8. Great job! Love the way this turned out and soooo simple. Yes, you need a sewing machine : )

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    1. Thanks! And hahah, I couldn't agree more!

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  9. I love how this came out!! Great job!! Stopping by from Polkadots on Parade linky party and your newest follower on G+ and BL.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2013/06/update-and-es-lounge-pants.html

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll totally check out what you shared too!

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  10. Great makeover :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays,,featuring and pinning this week over at the hop..

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  11. I love seeing other people who do the same thing! Getting thrift store clothes and updating them is one of my favorite hobbies. And way cheaper (and more unique) than buying off the rack. Can't wait to read more!

    Amanda @ Running In Heels
    amandarollo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I totally agree with you- refashioning is one of my new fave hobbies too! I'll totes have to check out your refashions then too :]

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  12. So cool to run across another refashioner (I still don't know what we're called lol). I refashion vintage too over at dramaticattic.blogspot.com if you're interested!

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    1. Agreed-- It's lovely to come across another refashioner (maybe that IS what we're called? lmao). Thanks for stopping by!

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