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REFASHION THAT DRESS

4.01.2013


sometimes when i'm thrifting, i may find an item that is not my size or needs a new purpose.  and if the price is right, i'll bring it home and make it into something else.  i was able to find this long, gold dress for $5.00.  i was ok with the color but not crazy about the turtleneck and decided to purchase it with the hope of it being refashioned into something else.  let me just say, my sewing skills are very basic, but i was able to transform this dress into a strapless one + a  maxi skirt.

//here's the turtleneck dress before i took the scissors to it.//







//i removed the turtleneck and voila, a strapless dress + i tied on a black scarf to finish it up.//





//or it can be worn as a maxi skirt, of which i paired with denim for a casual look.  what do you think?//

*sharing this post with the pleated poppydear abby leighgreen & gorgeous

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33 comments:

  1. How brave and inventive of you! I love it both ways, but I think I'd have to choose the maxi as my favorite.

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  2. Nicely re-imagined! I'm a fan of the maxi skirt look too, but mostly because its more versatile-- the dress looks so elegant!

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    1. thank you...I'll have to find someplace to where it as a dress!

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  3. I think I wish I had your figure...........which I did once upon a time.
    Great job - I love maxi skirts, in fact I just bought one for Easter!

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    1. ha! you know how to make a girl feel good;)

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  4. Um WHAT!? I wish I had the imagination and skill to do something like this. Next time I find a gem I may just buy it and then ask you for guidance - well done! xo

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    1. no skill here...just a pair of scissors and knowing that if it didn't work out, i was only out a few bucks!

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  5. You are so creative...I love what you did with that dress. I have one in black like this and was just trying to figure out how to give it life again.

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  6. I admire that you are able to see something for what it could be and not just what it appears to be (in clothes, in blogs and in people).

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  7. I say tres fabuleux!! You're so pretty. :)

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  8. It's wonderful doll! I do the same, I like cutting things up and making them into something new!! You look radiant, love that :) xx

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  9. I like the dress all three ways. Did you wear it as it was before refashioning it?

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    1. no...i'm not a fan of turtle neck dresses, so it had to go!

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  10. genius! love what you did here. especially that you can style this as a more formal dress or a casual skirt. so smart!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  11. So very cute! I never would've thought to alter that dress. Most of the times I see things and either take them as they are or leave them. Also I have absolutely no sewing skills whatsoever. Just cute and creative, love it!

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  12. I love this!!
    -Natasha @ Lovely You

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  13. wonderful a woman after my own heart - I have a tendency to like one thing on an outfit and just re-fashion the rest until I like it all. I love the way you have made it work both for smart and casual.

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  14. I love that it can be dressy or casual. The casual look is my favorite- denim and gold keeps people on their toes! Love it!

    I'm all about getting multiple looks from one thrifted item and using the skills we have to make it work for us. Kudos on saving the planet, being stylish, and sharing/inspiring!

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  15. wow, I love the refashion you did with this dress. I like it best as a maxi but definitely super cute as a strapless dress. stopping by from wiww.

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  16. Very cool! You ended up with a surprisingly versatile item. :)

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  17. Love! The maxi paired with the denim is my favorite! Its casual but still fun!

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  18. i am so impressed! these are amazing looks and you will feel like a million bucks (and only paid 5!) anytime you wear them! bravo. thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

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  19. You've made something really beautiful and it was only a fiver! Relating to your early post "Confessions" I love people who are different and unique so drop in and nosey around my blog x

    http://jewelheritageblog.tumblr.com/

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    1. thanks for the invite...i'll be there!

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  20. I always tell myself I'll thrift with foresight and imagine pieces as they COULD be rather than as they are, but I can never seem to do it well. I love what you did with this dress, particularly when worn as a maxi skirt. Great job!

    Found you via Dress for the Day (as usual :) ). Find me at http://greenandgorgeous.net

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  21. I think it looks very nice, especially with the chambray shirt! I have a turtleneck dress that needs the neck cut off. It's too snug for comfort.

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  22. Beautiful dress! I've love for you to link up to My Style Monday. http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-style-monday_8.html

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  23. Wow amazing I love what you did to it :)
    It is a gift to see what you can do from something you are not that satisfied
    Thank you for your lovelly comment on my blog, followed back

    http://o-fata-simpla.blogspot.ro/

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  24. Great conversion!! And nice to see you again. I have a whole new blog now. Come say hello when you get a chance!

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