Jun 10, 2011

Revival Files: Dress Makeover


Total Cost = $6
This week I took my friend Shawna to the thrift store to teach her how to thrift shop like a pro and this dress smacked me over the face with revival needs. I took in the dress, removed a LOT of length from the bottom,  reconstructed the sleeves to have that cute white stripe on the bottom and sewed on the white waistband to make it a little less... matronly shall we say. Hello mint green sunshine of my life!

P.S. The before picture is what Matt gets to behold each time I find something at the thrift store. I try it on and do the most matronly poses I can think of...he calls it ridiculous and I call it our nightly entertainment.

21 comments :

  1. you are DRESS MAKEOVER QUEEN ... :)
    good work
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  2. oh my gosh girl! just shut right up! your revival files make me so excited can i just tell you! this one is amazing... if i werent on a strict thrift diet i would head right out the door to to hunt for some more ugly dresses to "revive"

    ~selina

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  3. This is so great! I totally would have passed right over that dress, but you made it look amazing! I really love the addition of the white waistband.

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  4. This is an incredible makeover. I wish I had your thrifting skills!

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  5. Love this!!! It makes me want to break out the sewing machine in my closet and learn how to sew!!

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  6. this is very inspirational! I have a similar shaped dress which I want to change but didn't know where to start! x

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  7. Gosh what a lovely makeover...well done you.

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  8. The before picture made me lol.

    great job!

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  9. I envy your sewing skills. I'm not sure I would know where to start if given a dress to revival.

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  10. That's so good. I find so many good dresses in the thrift store with tons of potential but I have no sewing machine. Is there a way I can revive dresses without one?

    Thanks!!

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  11. Love, love, love! Especially your matronly pose! You are so creative and inspirational.
    Makes me wanna start sewing again...

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  12. you are AMAZING! i'm seriously dying over your re-creations.

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  13. SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!

    Please come live near me so I can pay you to do this for me. Please? :)

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

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  14. you are just a dress master! you should open a dress shop of all your revamped work!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  15. Amazing.

    I love how you started posting the before pictures with you in the stuff. It makes them all more impressive when done. I'm glad I suggested it a few weeks (months?) back.

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  16. Great job, it looks fantastic!

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  17. The fist pic is Little House on the Prarie. The second...1950's adorable!!! I love your vintage looks. You can take something that everyone else in the world would pass up and make it cute.

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  18. YOU ARE SO AWESOME :)
    just so you know.

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  19. Super cute re-fashion!! Love your fine eye for the details. Delish!

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