Wannabe Wednesday: Z Edition

First off…

WOW.

Can I just say that again?

WOW.

One more time.

WOW.

In case you missed it, this little blog has gone viral…and not in that “Please don’t sneeze on me.” kinda way.  From Tumblr to Imgur to countless awesome other pages to Reddit and Buzzfeed, the world is digging eco fashion in a major way!  :)

Thank you to everyone who has been sharing this blog over the years.  I got a little misty eyed when I saw all the new “likes”, followers, and comments (Well…at least those that weren’t calling me fugly scum anywho).  Seriously.  THANK YOU.  :)  I’m sending you all virtual hugs right now.  :)

I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate all this new press than with a new refashion!  :)

I’ve kind of hinted about this but…there’s this guy.  This guy has kids.  This guys took his kids thrifting after telling them about my blog, and they picked out a few pieces they wanted to see me refashion. This one was picked out by his 8-year-old daughter, whom I shall only refer to as “Z”.

Remember Gauchos?

Remember Gauchos?

 

Okay.  I hated gauchos when they were in style and I’m certainly not any more fond of them now.  Although…this pair had an interesting detail…

Ermagherd!  It's a POCKET!

Ermagherd! It’s a POCKET!

 

Let’s all pause for a moment to contemplate the location of this pocket.  I can just picture someone saying, “Oh wait…hold on a sec while I reach all the way down my leg to get something out of my pocket!” I decided I needed that pocket right where it would actually come in handy. I turned these gauchos inside-out and hopped in one of the legs, like so:

See where I'm going with this?

See where I’m going with this?

 

I used a safety pin to mark where I needed the new top of my future dress to end so it would stay up on me.

Riiiight here!

Riiiight here!

 

I took my future dress/current gauchos off and pinned it in a gradual line from where I had initially marked it with the safety pin.

See?

See?

 

I stitched along the pinned line…

Whirrrrrrr!

Whirrrrrrr!

 

…and now I have a sassy new cocktail dress!

Sassy!

Sassy!

 

…and it still has a pocket!  :)

Pocket Power!

Pocket Power!

 

I think my frock looks every bit as nice as this one from Dressale.com!

 

My much less expensive dress enjoyed a celebratory glass of champagne with some of my favorite gals!

Thank you for being a friend!  :)

Thank you for being a friend! :)

 

It's a bob convention!  ;)

It’s a bob convention! ;)

 

I'll drink to that!

I’ll drink to that!

Original Price:  $109

Z’s Price:  $1

Savings:  $108!

Cheers!

C   ba7914

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Here’s a nifty $1 polyester dress I scored at one of my favorite of all thrifty places.  :)

Don't you love that blue hue?

Don’t you love that blue hue?

 

This is such a simple one, folks.  It’s mind-bogglingly easy, and requires NO SEWING AT ALL!  :)

I made a few chops…

 

Chop, Chop, AND Chop!

Chop, Chop, AND Chop!

 

That’s it.

 

So Simple!

So Simple!

 

What this refashion lacks in complexity, it more than makes up for in style!  I truly love this one and plan on wearing it again and again and again!  Since the polyester is of a very tight weave, it’s never going to fray either!

 

Oh hai, Erin.  :)

Oh hai, Erin. :)

 

My new dress was just the thing for an evening checking out art and having drinks with friends at First Thursdays on Main!

 

All the lovely ladies dig art!

All the lovely ladies dig art!

 

Isn't Faith's wig fabulous?!?

Isn’t Faith’s wig fabulous?!?

 

But wait…who is this mystery man?

But wait…who is this mystery man?

 

Cheers!

 

ba7614

Thrift Score Thursday: R&K and Some Lovely Trays!

Welcome to another installment of Thrift Score Thursday!

My favorite thrifty find for this week is this adorable vintage R&K sundress!

 

I look angry, but I'm really happy!  :)

I look angry, but I’m really happy with my $1 dress! :)

 

So light!  So comfy!  So perfect for a 97 degree day!

 

I'm in the know, doncha know?  ;)

I’m in the know, doncha know? ;)

 

This R&K dress was hanging next to several other R&K dresses of the exact same size, so I scooped ‘em all up.  The others will have to be refashioned, and I can’t wait to show them to you!  I paired this one with a big pair of shades and my Jack Rogers Sandals (that curiously seem to go with everything).

My other thrifty find this week (It was a light week) is this set of adorable tiny appetizer trays!

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Aren’t they the cutest?

 

At 10 cents apeice, I was quite thrilled!  :)

What thrifty finds have you scored this week?

 

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