Rachel’s remake is totally tied into Oscar Week! Check out the fab Gatsby remake she created for her son’s theater performance. I would have LOVED to be in The Great Gatsby. Oh Daisy Buchanan… I’ll have another remake up before the Oscars air later today!
This past November, my son performed the role of Tom Buchanan in his high school theatre group’s performance of The Great Gatsby. It was a fantastic show! I scored a suit for him at my favorite charity thrift store for $2 and made some adjustments. I volunteered to help with other costumes, mostly taking things in and adjusting hems, but my big remake was a dress for Myrtle, played by the lovely ML. I went back to my favorite thrift store and scored a $3 twinset (a matching shirt and open jacket) made of a dark red and shimmery heavy jersey.
Time to get Gatsby-ized!!
Today’s piece comes from the lovely Lainie! Lainie sent me two batches of pictures – one set includes the project that you’ll see below and the second set are pics of the Tassimo she won from the pre-holiday giveaway! I was thrilled to hear all about the goodies she received in the mail from the Tassimo itself and the batches of discs…
…to the hospitality station she set up in her entryway with her new machine! I want to come and hang at your house, Lainie! Your entryway looks like the cutest bed and breakfast
What a fun way to stay warm during the Pacific Northwest “Snowpocalypse 2014″ as she described it!
Now onto the project…
I wanted to thank you for helping me be brave. I had this huge plaid wrap thing that was barely more than hemmed fabric and I made a hat using a pattern in a book. It was all fine and well but really, so much fabric was not used and the original item wasn’t exactly re-invented. Why? Because I was chicken!! My mom brought this dress home that she picked up on clearance at Marshall’s and I decided to go for it.
Even though it was hideous on, I had a very hard time cutting into something that was already, you know, “something.” But I did it…
How will Lainie rework this clearance rack piece?
We’re having some springtime temperatures here in Los Angeles – I was in Malibu yesterday celebrating a friend’s birthday wearing flip flops and a dress! I know there’s still a Polar Vortex going on in other parts of the world, so to help channel some warm temperatures, this piece from Hannah in the Phillippines is getting some love. It’s exactly what I want to wear next time I’m in the sun!
I got the dress for free from the school where I work. (PS, I’m from the Philippines! Hi everyone!!!). They gave each of us a bag with several pieces of clothes inside. My students chose the dress for me because they know that I love dresses and think it will look great on me.
When I tried it on, I didn’t like the fit especially in the shoulders, the thick neckline, the shirred part in the middle of the dress, and the length. I loved the pattern of the fabric though, so I held onto it and decided to recreate it.
How will Hannah tweak this piece?
Trish made a most gorgeous piece for today’s post! I feel like the skirt she used is one that I had in my collection back in the 90s. The one that I used to wear mock turtlenecks with. The one that I used to wear Birkenstocks with. Yeah, I was straight up Reality Bites See how this turns out!
I am addicted to your blog, Marisa! Your fabulous creations inspired my sister and me to buy only second-hand for a full year. I found this skirt at Goodwill for $2.50. I knew that it wouldn’t fit, but I loved how delicate the 100% silk fabric felt.
Also, I’m a sucker for thrift designer pieces like Bergdorf Goodman…
…so I brought it home and hand washed it!
Check out how Trish transformed it!!
My gal Linda, who I met at my book signing in San Francisco last year, submitted a fantabulous piece after I met her - click here for the refresher post. She started with this skirt before she remade it…
…and today has come back with another remake using the leftovers! This is such a great idea for all those excess scraps of fabric that accumulate, and especially this time of year. You’ll see what I mean…