Saturday, July 14, 2012

Royal Blue


 I'm really, really, really happy with the results of this refashion. This dress was from my bag sale haul last month.

Here's what I did:
Removed the shoulder pads. 
Removed the sleeves. 
Cut approximately 8" off the lower hem.
Sewed in the upper bodice along existing vertical panel seams on the sides and front. (for better shape and skirt fullness).



Dress: vintage, thrifted ($0.30)
Shoes: H&M, thrifted ($2.50)

Cost of project: $0.30

Cost of my entire classy-to-the-level-of-Kate-Middleton outfit? $2.80. I think this is a cause for celebration. :)

30 comments:

  1. you're so talented!

    xo Jessica
    www.newlyloved.com

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    1. Aww, thanks! You're giving me more credit than I deserve, haha.

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  2. I'm new to your blog and I love it! What you did to this dress is absolutely amazing and it looks gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for dropping by! :)

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  3. Omg! I wish I could sew like that, the dress looks and fits amazing. I feel inspired to sit in front of my sewing machine to practice lol.

    xoxo
    http://twentyysomething.blogspot.ca/

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    1. You should! Once you start it's hard to stop, haha.

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  4. Wow, I love what you did with that dress! You're quite the seamstress!

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    1. Thank you! Still have a lot to learn, but getting there!

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  5. That is really pretty. I love the color. The best part is it is unique and no one will have a dress exactly like it.

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  6. Are you based in Sg? Holy cow! You are a genius!

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  7. What an inspiring refashion! You're completely right - it's so Kate Middleton. Love bag sales. Happy to be a new follower! Check out my blog if you have a minute so we can keep up with each other!
    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

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  8. Hello!
    I love your blog!
    I just found it!

    I made a blog a couple of months ago too.
    I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and follow if you like it!
    Thank you!!!

    http://newfashionorder.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'd love to check it out! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  9. I wish I could sew this is beautiful! Found you through the Color Blind Link Up; love thrifting!!! Following you now girl!

    *sarahsavvystyle.com
    join my link-up party!

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  10. $2.80! That's awesome! I love how you fixed it and made it just right for you!

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  11. This dress is absolutely beautiful! I love what you have done with it! I love to thrift shop and remake clothes also.

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  12. WoW! It looks so much better now! And the dress looks great on you! Great job!

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  13. Waw, I love what you did with the dress! It looks so lovely now!

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  14. Beautiful! You did such a great job on this. It looks amazing. :)

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  15. Beautiful refashion!! Great job. Stopping by from Somewhat Simple linky party.

    Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/07/bow-pleated-purse.html

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  16. You can't be serious?! Amazing, I would have never had the vision to see what could become of that before. Fantastic refashion!

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  17. You are amazing! Mad skills!
    Very well done.
    I love a great deal & the thrill of the thrifting hunt, as well as the challenge of how I can take something old & used & make it useful again or better.
    But you seriously take things to a whole new level!
    Much respect.

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  18. Gorgeous! I have really loved reading your blog.

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    1. Glad to hear it! Thanks for reading!

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  19. Can you make a tutorial showing how you did it please?

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