Woo hoo! Guess what? Today’s refashion has not one, but TWO starter pieces!
Meet Piece #1: A Thrifted Dress:
Aaaaand, Piece #2: A Thrifted Shirt
You’ll notice I’m not wearing Piece #2. Let’s look a little closer at it to see why.
That shirt is stained mess of pure grossness! There was absolutely NO WAY I was slipping into it for a “before” pic. I hope you understand.
Both of these pieces were $1 apiece. Even though the shirt was pretty much junk at this point, I just had to have that awesome cat pocket! 🙂
Eager to have that nasty thing out of my life, I quickly separated the shirt from the coolest pocket ever.
I showed it to Spock, who seems to like his new pal! 🙂
Now for that dress.
I quickly snipped out these guys:
Then, did a little chopping…
…and a little more chopping…
A few of you have asked me how I cut my hems evenly. Hopefully the above pic is helpful.
While cutting, I fold over the cut-off part and use it as a guide. No extra measuring needed! 🙂
I pinned a hem for the bottom raw edge.
Then, I stitched it down on my machine.
I sewed those two side-tie thingies together to make a sash.
I’m not done yet!
This dress is looking much cuter now, but it still needs a little pizzazz!
Time to add that shirt pocket to the dress!
First, I figured out the desired alignment for my new pocket and pinned it down.
Then, I stitched it on with my sewing machine, going around the pocket but making sure not to sew up the top!
I rocked my cute & catastic new frock for a fun afternoon of wine tasting at Cellar on Greene!
I styled my new dress with this fabulous thrift score I stumbled upon a few weeks ago for only $3.00:
Yep…that’s a sweet vintage Coach Willis Bag! 🙂 Can you believe it???? I just hope I didn’t use all my thrifting karma for the year on this one purchase! 🙂
I soaked up all that wine with some tasty Bee Bim Bop! All in all, it was a perfect afternoon! 🙂