Saturday, March 26, 2011

A little Thrift Store Transformation

Alright, since I will be teaching soon I decided that my wardrobe needed some revamping. Ideally, I would love to walk into Anthropologie, pick out a wardrobe, and walk out. But since I shouldn't spend my life savings on clothes, I decided I would just get crafty instead. So, I headed down to my favorite thrift store to find something ugly and cheap that had a lot of potential.

So, I bought this beauty for just $2.48! I know it's rough. If only you could have seen the shoulder pads and the faux sewn-in handkerchief. But something this ugly makes re-do'ing it that much fun!

The jacket needed to go. I had a better plan for that not so lovely piece of fabric.

I cut three different sized strips from the fabric of the jacket to make FLOWERS to decorate the top !

Next, i sewed a string of thread through  the bottom.

Once you pull the string tight, sew up the ends, then you've got a flower! 

I made more flowers out of other fabric and sewed them together.

Next, I added some beads, a bit of wire, and then sewed the three flowers together. 

Now for the dress. Just a little bit too long.

I added some pleats to give it some shape and...

...TA DA! A fun dress that didn't cost me more than $3!!! Props to Missy for modeling it for me:)