Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kimono Dress

Dress - DIY'd from vintage
 Flats - Frye, ebay
Pink Linen Jacket - DKNY jeans, thrifted

Wooo! I did it. I managed to turn my vintage kimono into a wearable, actual, factual dress. Many swear words and hours of work transformed! It's not perfect, but I love it just the same. I styled it up with my brown harness, in lieu of an obi, and matching brown Frye flats. I also took a page out of the pastel-fabulous runways for spring and paired my pink jacket for the cold classroom.

The sleeves are definitely my favorite part. I've still got some piece of lining left that I'm trying to make into a shift blouse... but right now I'm 0-2 on attempts. Time to go rip all the seams again.

15 comments:

  1. Way cool! Simply amazing! I love the sleeves. The harness is perfect too!

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  2. that harness is craziness, love it!

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  3. It turned out fabulous, even more fabo than I expected it would. Even when I was a lurker on your site, I still coveted a harness belt like yours. I love, love, love the colors in that dress. You did good, even with an ornery machine :)

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  4. oooh, Megan, this is so chic. I love how you styled your kimono - worth all the work I say! Gorgeous harness by Audi too.

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  5. Looks great! I like it paired with the brown accessories. I'd love to get one of those harnesses.

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  6. The dress looks great. I really like the contrasting sleeves.

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  7. OMG Megan!!!!! This dress is fanfreaktingtastic! I LOVE it! Job well done, high fives and the whole shebang. Great great GREAT! And the harness is a great addition. Love this so much!

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  8. The dress is amazing, I love it! The harness looks really cool with the dress :)

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  9. This looks amazing, Megan! I love the coppery harness with the pale pastels (especially the pink). I need one of those harnesses - Victoria is having a Steampunk Expo!

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  10. I love the juxtaposition of the hardness of the harness, with the softness of the silk. Plus, the flow of the silk with the structure of the harness.
    I saw a silk leopard print dress out thrifting today, a couple sizes to big and a few inches too long (or short, right between midi and maxi) It had so much potential, but the thought of trying to sew such a slippery fabric seemed like a nightmare!

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  11. This turned out so great! It's so pretty and fits you like a glove! I love that you added the harness to give it a little edge. Overall really nice job, I'm super impressed!

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  12. Those sleeves are marvelous the shape and color make the dress sing! I love the harness they add an edge to an outfit that I love.

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  13. The dress is just perfect with the harness! The sleeves make it so cool.

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  14. I can see why you're so happy with it - it looks fantastic and is totally unique. It looks great paired with the harness and the pink jacket, too.

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  15. Very nice! It's a perfect spring dress. I like it with the pink jacket (I wear a lot of pink).

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