Friday, July 29, 2011

End of Red

Tank - thrifted
Skirt - Casual Corner's Annex Petite, thrifted, altered 
 Sandals - Van Eli, thrifted
Trek pin - birthday gift from my BFF

Well this is the end of the Unofficial Red Week. The best votes were for pink and red, or pale pink. I only own one pink top which was worn Thursday. If it wasn't boiling hot, I'd totally wear my pink pants with a red top, but it is. Boiling. So the best I got is this vintage skirt with pink, red, orange and purple in it.

Last time I wore this I mentioned that it was originally a dress. I was asked for a Sew Sunday on turning dresses into skirts, but I have to admit this particular dress made it way too dead simple. The top half buttoned up the back, and the skirt part had a zipper.I basically cut the top portion off and folded over some excess fabric (badly) and sewed it down. This trick won't work with 95% of dress-to-skirt transformations.

10 comments:

  1. Glad this one worked out so well! You look smashing. And yes, this heat has got to get it under control. I mean, seriously. One can only take so much!

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  2. Nice re-fashioning. I'm been trying that with a lot of thrift-store items, but need to develop my sewing skill; right now, it's pathetically basic. This dress was worth the transformation: it's a pretty print with vivid colors.

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  3. Cute! I really liked the dress before (had to go check that out), but it looks great as a skirt! I really need to get my sewing machine out again....

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  4. I think you should put on the pink pants with the red top just to show us!

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  5. I really like the contrast of the white tank against the bright vibrant colors. This looks awesome!

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  6. Great job on the skirt - I love that print. You look great!

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  7. Unofficial Red Week was so fun! I think this skirt was the perfect finale. I'm so impressed by the transformation it made from a dress to a skirt. I know I have done that to several pieces in my closet. Such a great way to recreate an item. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Nice outfit!

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  9. Lookin' good! How often do you have to make alterations to your clothing? (ex do if its a little big, would just say its only a few bucks to have it done or do you alter the items yourself?)
    thanks

    ~IG2S

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  10. @ I Goodie 2 Shoes - I occasionally do my own alterations. Hemming and removing sleeves I dislike are the most common. I've also taken in blouses that are too boxy, and taken up dresses/tops that are cut for someone taller than myself. It's mostly small things that most people wouldn't even notice that much, but it makes a difference for me. I only post my bigger projects for Sew Sunday because saying "i made a straight line with my sewing machine here" makes for a bad post. ;]

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