Thursday, February 24, 2011

Project Restyle #1

Velvet Blazer- Thrifted
dress - thrifted
belt- Francescas
tights- target
heels- target
Yesterday I got dressed up for a Costco run, who doesn't do that?  Theres nothing like tights & heels to enhance the Costco experience.
Well here is my first contribution to the Project Restyle Flickr Pool
I've had that maxi dress for a little while now. Had originally wanted to make the bottom portion ruffled, but realized that I had no where near enough fabric for it. The hubs thought I was crazy when I had brought it home. He didn't see the potential!
Made my own on pattern on this one, though I've said that I need to get some patterns to work with, I can't help how convenient it is to make my own. I used the book Little Green Dresses for guidance. Its a MUST have for any seamtresses collection. It was really simple to make, now I want to run out and make more, adjusting widths, maybe adding some pockets :)
Remember I said something about scoring big time at the Deseret Thrift store on my way back from our weekend trip? Well I'm the proud new owner of that GORGEOUS velvet blazer. I looked up the maker and this sexy beast, it's a 70's vintage blazer in PERFECT condition. It was the first thing I saw when I walked in the door and walked straight to it. While I was holding and admiring a lady walked up to me and I said "I dont know you, but that jacket just looks like you!", I told her I thought so too!
I'm having fun :)

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Getting dressed for a Costco run? Um. I do, I do! Amazing before & after, love how you styled this dress, so fabulous! Really enjoying your lovely blog, hun. xx veronika

Andrea said...

Great dress! I've never heard of that book. I'll have to check it out!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

wow, that is a very nice after pic, you did awesome! I'll have to try that soon.

Diana Smith said...

Holy cow you look so good! I LOVE that dress that you made out of that. You are too cute and SO talented!

Seamingly Smitten said...

So chic! I love it! Please link up to my weekly linky party every Wednesday (it's still up today) :)

Lindsey said...

You are such a hip Momma!

Tammilee said...

I am a new follower from the Thursday Blog Hop
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Moe said...

oh my geeze..what a great restyle! So cute!!

Regi:Create said...

That's awesome! I found you on the pay it forward blog hop and I'm glad I did.

Katri said...

that looks FANTASTIC!! i absolutely love it! and no pattern? that is even better! it looks awesome! my problem is that I can't find good thrifted finds! I love it!!
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