Michelle’s creation today is something totally practical and useful. However, I love the story behind the creation even more. Check it out…
Hi, Marisa! Thanks so much for all your great inspirational pieces! I’m glad to know that there’s someone else out there who shares my visions…like, when I see something that’s blah and plain, and I see not what it IS but what it COULD BECOME!
I live in Indiana, and one of my best friends in the world, Barb, lives in San Diego. We actually met on Ebay, where I was selling some of the things I made. I sent her a little package of a few my creations, and the rest is history…we send each other packages every few months, filled with all sorts of goodies that we’ve each gathered with the other in mind! We have such a blast with this! It’s been almost 10 years package exchanging, and we’re still going strong!
I love going to the thrift store on Saturdays for quarter day, but sometimes there’s a pretty big crowd. On one particular Saturday, I literally almost dove head first into the huge, 3 foot tall bin of household items, not because anyone else was there and might have gotten to it first, but because I spotted this adorable little homemade quilt at the bottom! It was in excellent condition.
It had no batting, just a simple top and the back, which felt like it might have been made from a bed sheet. I just KNEW I was going to take that home and make matching tote bags for Barb and me!
This divine dress I snagged at Goodwill is getting some airplay!!
I had to get this dress when I saw the amazing stripe business. I love stripes and saw the potential immediately! However that panel on the front was SO incredibly detailed. Someone spent a LOT of time working on it.
I’m very certain that this will be able to jump the “not-so-much-in-public” look to chic status in no time!
So today’s remake wasn’t originally a “remake” because it was in really great condition…so I thought. I went down to San Diego for the Chargers/Broncos game yesterday and toted this piece along with me to wear. I was in the company of Broncos fans, so I thought I’d cheer along with them in shades of orange. I borrowed a Denver Broncos t-shirt to don and thought this piece would complement it nicely. Who doesn’t love a little orange polka-dot business?
I was so excited to have a little cover up (for cooler temps and sun blockage issues) until I saw these.
HOLES!! There were a few on the back and one big one on the shoulder. I got this piece a few months ago and washed it right away, however I must have just missed these little suckers. Luckily for me, I always come prepared with some needles and thread in the purse. (I know, it’s nuts, however if you ever run into me and are having a wardrobe malfunction, guess who’s gonna get you out of it?? Needles, thread, safety pins, double stick tape…you need it, I got it!) So, I got stitching…
Today’s piece made by the lovely Kristen is something that’s totally my style. I would wear this all the time!! I’m on the hunt for a similar top to recreate myself! Check out what she did…
Hi Marisa! I’ve been reading your blog for years and have seen you make so many dresses into cute shirts…so I’m super excited to share this dress I made FROM a shirt! I picked up this silk/cotton blouse at a thrift store for $3 without a real plan in mind. I just loved the fabric and all the awesome lace and embroidery details. So it came home with me and sat on the top of my sewing pile for a few months.
In the meantime, I totally fell for the “Blanchefleur Dress” from Free People.
I love that super airy, high-low hem, so I decided to try and replicate it with my thrifted blouse.
Let’s see how Kristen works out her thrifted piece!