Hi Marisa! I bought this $10 dress for a 40′s party. I’m not a huge fan of red, but it works and it kind of reminded me of the dress from PS I Love You. Plus, it has pockets! Nothing like pockets!
My girl Ninutschka in Germany submitted the cutest remake! The pattern is so fun and she totally worked it into something that suits her. It started off a bit frumpy, but check out her upcycling magic…
Some weeks ago I discovered your blog and was so impressed by all your great ideas. I am a vintage-lover too, and often customize my clothes. I found this simple, green printed dress at a flea market. The pattern is quite fun but the fabric is super full, so I wanted to create something else out of it.
The dress was at least two sizes too big and this was especially apparent in the chest area. It is hand-sewn and I knew that I could work with the existing seams to make adjustments.
Check out the after look on Ninutschka (and her FAB shoes)…
It’s been a bit of a DIY week!!
From cupcakes for a little cupcake throwdown…
…to watercolors for a handmade card for my pals S&J’s wedding this weekend (you’ll see the card on Instagram on Saturday before the soirée)…
…I’m just catching up now of more outfits!!
You saw this fabulous mauve polyester piece a few weeks ago, go from frump to chic…
…and I’m using the top portion next!
After the weekend, I’ll be posting how I summerized it! Stay tuned!!
The amazingly crafty Margaret came up with the PERFECT dress to tie into the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie that opened this weekend. I’m super excited about the film so when I saw her creation I almost passed out because of the awesomeness!! This is something that would work on so many mediums as well, so I think you’re all going to enjoy
There’s nothing quite like making a special outfit for a special occasion – and this one was a crazy good time. I speak, of course, of my new Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired little black dress.
I had a plain old black cotton dress that I transformed into this awesomeness with a few easy steps. (This is a piece that can be easily thrifted or picked up on the cheap! I love this Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s black shift dress that’s on sale for $16)
See how Margaret transformed this shift dress into something galaxy-tastic!!
Today’s piece that Cathy submitted is one that turned out so gorgeous. It looks like something I’d see at DVF. She worked wonders and I just can’t wait for you to see the outcome. Cathy, I would totally wear this in a heartbeat!! Anytime you’re willing to share…
My name is Cathy and I live in England. I have been following your blog for a while now and have been itching to have a go at a dress transformation. You’ve always made it sound like this was something anyone could do so I was encouraged to try it out for myself. My opportunity came when I got this dress on ebay for £10. The seller said it was a ‘Vintage Wisteria Print’ dress, but there was no label on the dress so I don’t know who made it or when.
What I do know is that it has a beautiful purple print and cute pleats in the skirt.
And I know that I would not wear it in a million years unless I made some some dramatic changes!
Time to see Cathy’s dramatic changes!!!