I received this fabulous remake from German-reader Regula and it’s something that I want to make immediately!! It’s starting to get colder here in Los Angeles (I just put my heat on for the first time this year!) and I’m dreaming about making myself what Regula did. For those of you out there craving a little coziness, this project will be right up your alley!!
I’ve been following you for quite a while. I think it’s amazing how you see potential in any dress you find. I often go to thrift stores hoping to find THE THING that speaks to me: “I want to be turned into something else. Please, help me!”
Case in point…this lovely plaid flannel shirt.
Regula even draws out her plans…
I think you’re going to love the outcome…check it out:
It’s holiday party weekend and I need to think wardrobe and want you guys to help!! Here are the options:
#1 – Blue beaded vintage dress with a very LARGE slit up the back of the dress. Um, can this be saved???
#2 – Blue satin lace dress that doesn’t stay up and has some severe underarm discoloration. YUCK!
#3 – Peach “Gone With the Wind”-esque feeling dress. The color is dreadful against my skin and I feel like a debutante Oh, and PS, my entire chestal region is on display.
#4 – 80s satin dress that has a mullet waist. That material is drapey and hits right at my thighs in the front, but in the back it goes longer than my knees. Party in the front and in the back for this one!
Which one do you like best??? Leave your thoughts below…
Today’s dress was one that I picked up at a swap party!
Once I put it on though, it was going to be more of a tunic than a dress! It was super cute, however super sheer at the same time.
There were a few spots as well, but with a little color changing, I knew it could become something totally wearable!
I picked out a bottle of dye and got to work!
PS, the above shade isn’t the color I actually used. Any thoughts to what I chose?? Check out the new look:
For today’s remake, I began with two things I already had in my collection – they were old H&M sweaters that I wasn’t wearing that were in my donation pile.
However, for my trip to AZ I needed a couple of sweaters for one of the TV segments that I was doing, so I went right to these both.
Exhibit A (sweater which has an annoying neck):
Exhibit B (sweater which is overly pilly):
Check out and see what I crafted these two into!!
If my mom wore this dress in the 80s, it would have been one that I coveted as a kid!
The teal suede sash in front? Better than Miss America!
And that print! It’s like an abstract piece of art – brush strokes all over.
It’s a little much as is…
…but I’m going to make it winter ready in just a few steps!