Tuesday, July 19, 2011

vintage florals are to die for

jacket: Target
shirt: thrifted
belt: thrifted
skirt (refashioned):thrifted
shoes: Burlington Coat Factory

i went thrifting!!  i got so much clothes!!  i joined super saver club!! oooohh yeah!  yes, be jealous. haha.  when i saw this lovely vintage floral dress hanging on the rack i ran to it...literally.  vintage florals are to die for!  they might not have known how to make the cutest clothes but man did they know how to make their prints!  oh and did i mention that this dress was only $6??  that's right!  so this was pretty much the easiest skirt i have ever made in my life...all i did was chop off the top, sew a casing and thread the elastic through.  yep that easy!  i had some extra fabric so i also made this scarf.  i love scarfs...i love them so much that i wear them in the summer! so what?

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  1. Lovely thrifted dress, super cute pattern, love that you have turned it into a skirt. I did this recently with a dress that didn't fit, I just cut the top off and put a zipper in, complete transformation :)

  2. I like how you just casually use sewing terms that I don't even know. You know whatever, I just sewed a casting... You could have said, I just sewed a gobhidge and I would have believed you. Because you obviously have skills that I don't. Nice work! :)

  3. Gosh, you are so clever ... my mum does all my sewing. I seem to harm more than help when it comes to clothes.

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

  4. so cute I love the flowers!

  5. well aren't you adorable?! i love your outfit! :)

  6. Good job. I'm not an excellent sewer, but I know my way around a casing. Brings thrifting into a whole new dimension!
    I too am partial to vintage prints. You look so cute and the photo setting is perfect.

  7. Love the way you paired this vintage summery floral pattern with the white top and jean jacket. It's a great overall look and feels so classy. - Katy

  8. I love finding vintage pieces that can be refashioned! This is too adorable! If you're into thrifting, I host a thrifting link up on my blog every week. Would love for you to submit something!

  9. I always buy lots of clothes when thrifting...I think it's because most things at my thrift stores are roughly a dollar or two, which makes them much more enticing and worth it if I only wear them once.

  10. How I would love working at a place like that! Be sure to show pics of the shop!! Hehe I love to snoop...anyway you look adorable wearing clothes you reworked!!

    xoxo Callie

  11. what an awesome transformation!! the skirt with the jean jacket looks cute! love your photos as well!!

    thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! hope to see you again this week!

  12. The skirt turned out great! Love how you styled it with the denim jacket. You look lovely and the pictures are so pretty.