It's St. Patrick's Day, so I'm all about a little plaid. Claire crafted something so fab...check it out!
Hi, Marisa! I've been following your blog for a couple of months now, and I've gotten a lot of great ideas about what to do with my old clothes. I was getting ready for the holidays, making some "upcycled" hats and mittens out of old sweaters for some special people on my list, when I fell in love with a cute, Christmas-y jumper from the Unique Vintage catalogue.
Here’s that dress Claire loved…
The retail price? $86! So, obviously, I decided to make my own version, from a $5 dress I found at the Salvation Army.
So I guess we know what route Claire is going! Time to see how she got there!
After removing the shoulder pads, buttons and sleeves, I cut about 4 inches off the bottom, so it would hit just above my knees once it was hemmed. Next, I took in the sides by about 2 inches for a better fit, leaving one side seam open for a zipper.
After I sewed all my new seams, I wrapped one side over the other, to cover the button holes. Finally, I cut off the velvet trim from the neckline, and replaced it with a turtleneck collar that I got off a sweater I had used in another project.
The result? An adorable "mod" jumper I could wear for Christmas Eve!
I’m a plaid girl so this is right up my alley too!! Holiday appropriate, for sure, but I’d wear this on the regular. I love how you styled this because I totally would pair this dress with opaque black tights and ankle boots too! Keep ‘em coming, Claire!