I received this amazing dress from reader Crystal, and I have been waiting for just the right time/place to wear it. I finally had the perfect spot – a trip to the Magic Castle, where there’s a dress code of jackets for gents and no jeans, sandals, or casual gear. When I see that I think, cocktail attire!! And when I think cocktail attire, I think sequins!
I bought this at Savers to wear to a wedding because the wedding was themed “crazy prom dresses”. I thought I could lose the weight to wear it to the wedding, but no luck. I figured that you could have fun with it! Thanks, Crystal
There were big, pouffy sleeves in this fabulous sequined chevron print.
Long skirt, check! A tulle crinoline underneath, check!
I was SUPER excited to get working on this!!
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)…
One of my most favorite pals got married over the weekend (hence some slight weekend post delays…) and I can’t wait to show you photos along with an easy DIY I crafted for my dress that took less than a minute.
There are so many fun pics to share and lots of fox masks to wear.*
*I’m a rhymin’ fool, yo.
Here’s that mauve polyester dress again!!
Long sleeves, extra layer up top…
…got turned into this fabulous dress the first round!
Nothing like some halter action!!
I was still left with the top layer of the dress and I had to find a second use for it!! Wanna see what I did??
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!!