Thursday Remake!!

Dec 6, 2012 | 51 Comments

I found this piece at a yard sale and took it home with me for $5!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Before

Before!!

I was totally obsessed with it when I first laid eyes on it…I LOVED the material and the iridescence.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Iridescent Times!

Iridescent Times!

Couldn’t wait to get working on it!!

I got to do a segment on Hallmark’s Home & Family show and this was one of the pieces I picked to redo during the taping – I needed to find something that I could complete within an hour, so I put my thinking cap on and came up with just the right thing!

I shot all these on set while I was working, so apologies if I didn’t get everything shot!!

I began by taking out the center seam of the dress…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Seam Ripper

Seam Ripping!!

…and then cut my length.  I used the edge of the slit at my guide to where to trim.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Cutting Short!

Cutting Short!

Once the piece was shortened and completely open in front, I took some navy velvet ribbon and started to pin around the edges of the sleeves and down the center.  I picked a 7/8″ ribbon for the sleeves…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Velvet Ribbon

Velvet Ribbon!

…and a 1/2″ ribbon for the center.  I started to sew my trim in place after everything was pinned down!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - More Trim!

More Trim!

I stitched a new hem at the bottom of the jacket and took two brooches (I scored them from Forever 21!) along with some metallic ribbon to finish the job!

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Le Fin!

Le Fin!

New jacket stitched within an hour on the show…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Home & Family

Finished Piece on Home & Family! (To the Right!)

New jacket being rocked by Marisa after the show…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - New Jacket

Huzzah!

I paired this with some jeans, a grey tank, and a thrifted H&M (from their Conscious Collection) blouse for a little night of drinks!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - New Jacket

I HEART this jacket!

I think my favorite part is the velvet on the sleeves…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Holiday Times

Holiday Jacket!!

Full clip from the show will be posted shortly!!  What’s on the holiday outfit agenda for you guys??

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