Jun 17, 2011

Revival Files: Dress Makeover


Total Cost = $5

It's been pretty hot and I have been LIVING in this white wondery breezy cloth of goodness. I've been pondering and I think there's a little old lady out their named Urna who knows me and shuffles her little shuffle from thrift store to thrift store just to leave dresses in my path because she knows I'll treasure and love her old dresses and make them brand new again. Well Urna, you freakin rock. Keep em comin'!

Did you guys read yesterdays comments from the x (men) tribute? If not go get your butt over there because you all are HILARIOUS (keep those tributes coming!). I was cracking up all day at all of your stories. Who has the best followers?  
I DO!! 
Fo' reals, we could win a contest or something up in here. I know let's all go on Jeopardy together??? (okay it seems like a really good idea if you don't think about it...at all.)

33 comments :

  1. I love your expression in the "before" shot. Hysterical.

    You did such an awesome job with that dress! It can be remixed a million different ways and it's perfect for spring and summer. LOVE!

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  2. You are a flipping miracle worker with your dress revivals!

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  3. You inspire me to go buy a ton of big ol' dresses and make them adorable. Great job!

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  4. Aah, I'm so impressed! I have no skills in this department...you clearly do and I love seeing them!

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  5. Very cute dress, it looks great on you! I never seem to find much at the thrift store near me, so I wish Urna would pay my town a visit... :P


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  6. I WISH I could redo thrift finds like this! I don't know how to sew or anything so I'm just stuck in awe of you... Oh well! You look beautiful as always!

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  7. Man, I need an Urna! And a sewing machine, because buying Urna's old dresses would be useless if I couldn't refashion them. I love what you do with all these revival files!

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  8. Sarah, you are amazing. Do you know that? To have the talent to see a dress and then know what you can turn it into? I love it!! Keep up the great work and cute posts!

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  9. This is amazing. You have serious skillz.

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  10. I would be living in that dress too if I were you. Love what you did with it. Also, your Urnma story was too cute.

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  11. I love this dress! So perfect for summer--light and freedom to move :) You are seriously talented! Wish I had a sewing machine :(

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  12. I think this is one of my favorites of your refashions-- Awesome job! :)

    H.

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  13. So cute! Love your dress makeovers...great work! Xo, Katie

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  14. Another lovely dress! You have got some serious skill!

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  15. You've turned that into an absolutely stunning dress! I love it :) perfect for hot summer days x

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  16. I'm really impressed by your dress refashions! You always find a way to make someone's old frock into something fresh and up-to-date. Great work as always! :)

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  17. Love <3 especially the ruffle and button detail.

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  18. We should all go to Family Feud together!

    And your refashion. OH-MY-FRIGGIN'-GOSH. What a beauty!

    I love Mrs. Urna and what you make with her hideous dresses. LOL

    xoxo

    Ana Paula - Pretty in Polka Dots

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  19. Ok. First, this is my most favorite remake of yours so far. It looks completely modern and vintage and perfect all at the same time. I cannot believe it's the same dress! Secondly, I read your Vegas tribute and laughed the whole way through! I have always thought the same of Vegas...it would be cool, but perhaps a bit...hmmm..liberal in the modesty department for this sheltered little girl!

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  20. WOW! It looks amazing, you transformed it into a great dress for summer!

    Awesome work, you look so pretty wearing it!

    xo Teresa
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  21. you are a MIRACLE WORKER!!

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  22. I love, love, love your revival files! Seriously, best thing evah.

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  23. Wow!! please don't laugh, but I have no clue about sewing. Do you mind writing how you did the sleeves? I looooove this dress.

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  24. I think this may be your best revival ever. I now need a white breezy dress. Awesome.

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  25. What a fantastic thrift store find. I especially like that you were able to keep that adorable ruffled detail on the sleeves. I am so impressed by your handiwork!

    I also love thrifting! I have a small pile of items that I bought with the intention of altering them to fit me/look less matronly...but so far, they have just sat in that same pile. Now I'm feeling inspired to try reworking them. : )

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  26. love love love!!!
    i wish i had an urna :(

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  27. seriously, i wish you could teach me your ways. i look at something too big and i think, "i wouldn't even know where to start!" you make everything look so amazing!!!

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  28. woww love love love!!! I love the flowy-ness of the dress and the cute little ruffles!!! So cute.

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  29. Girl, you've got skills. Where is your Bravo show?!

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  30. Beautiful dress, and it looks great on you. Did you wear a slip under it or was the dress lined?

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  31. This might be my favorite revival! Love it.

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