Thursday, July 21, 2011

the dreaded house coat series: chapter 1

shirt (restyled): thrifted
undershirt: Wet Seal
pants: hand me down
shoes: Burlington Coat Factory
headband: made by me
earrings: Forever 21 (5 pairs for 1.50!!)

i founf this AWESOME house coat the other day when i went thrifting!  the bright colors and amazing floral pattern caught my eye.  this was probably the best buy ever!  it had so much fabric!!  seriously...i made three things from it, including this crop top. 


1. i cut off the bottom
2. i cut off the button edge and the collar
3. i sewed up the front and made it the back so that there wasnt a seam in the middle of my front. haha.  then i made a new neckline...i did this by putting it on myself and drew where i wanted it, you could also trace one from another shirt.  then i cropped it and sewed some seams

this week was awesome!!  lots of good news and opportunities!  isnt it funny that the things you need come when you have absolute no idea what youre going to do?  so this week i found out that my local botique favotite botique is hiring!!  have i mentioned how badly i need a job?  k...its the cutest vintage botique where i could design things in the store!  oh my gosh!  okay so here is a story for you guys.  yesterday my super wonderful boyfriend saw that they were hiring and decided to get an application on his way home.  while he was there he told the lady how i am so talented and how i have a blog and floral experience (i think he might be more excited than me...maybe)  but he said that she was excited to meet me and that they want me to bring in some pictures of things that i have done on my blog and also my floral experience.  so pretty much this is my dream job and im very qualified.  i never thought that my floral green house class would come in handy, but what do you know!  it is!!  i really hope that i get this job!  i feel really confident that i would do a good job.

also, if i get this job i will get two whole credits!  the only two credits left until i can graduate next a junior!  i have pretty much been working my butt off this summer.  waking up at 6:00 every morning and sitting in the same chair for four hours...summer school.  i am so glad i did it though because thats a whole credit that i have ONLY six weeks!  compared to two year long classes, yeah ill take the six weeks thank you very much!  so IF i get this job and IF i graduate as a junior then the government will give me $1,000 for college.  JUST for graduating a year early!

plus i found my future house! haha.  but seriously!  it is so cute...its baby blue and burnt orange, the perfect vintage house!  and it has a spiral staircase!  MY DREAM HOUSE!!!  and it is a owned which means dirt cheap!  im totally going to buy it!  so yeah that was my amazing week filled with great news!  how was your week? ( even though its only thursday)  i hope it has been great so far!

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  1. I LOVE when thrift store finds turn into multiple things! The crop top is adorable, I've been wanting to make one myself. Can't wait to see what the other two things you made are!

    I'm glad your week is turning out to be so exciting! Those are some pretty big things happening!


  2. What a cute idea. I have a house coat in my re-purposed pile. This would be a cute thing to make. thanks for the idea:>

  3. I absolutely love that you refashioned a house coat. I have a nightgown/house dress that I bought because I loved the print but I have no idea what to do with it and unfortunately I can't sew! And thanks so much for joining the link up!

  4. I love LOVE that crop top. Holy cow. It is amazing!

  5. I love that print! SO cute!

  6. what a great DIY!
    love your hair tie, too! :)

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  7. I love the fit of this shirt! And the fabric is fabulous!

  8. Woah baby! So cool that those all came from one thing!

  9. WOW! You have WAY more skills than I will ever have.

  10. I love this fabric! It fits you very well and it looks great!

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  12. Awesome diy! Love the crop top. The fabric is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

    xx, TFV

  13. I love the reconstruction. Such a pretty pattern. And my goodness, your hair looks gorgeous!!
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