Wednesday, September 28

Weekly Wears: Extra Fancy

I have been looking for any excuse to use my new sewing machine lately.  My plush gig is mostly a hand-sewn job, so I've been delving into the pile of fixer-uppers.  I bought this dress online recently and it was most unflattering on me.  And while my sewing machine skills may be slightly lacking, it was fun altering it all the same.  Plus, a bow tie makes every dress feel extra fancy.  ;)

Dress:  Vintage (from Fancy Tree House)
Cardigan:  Free People
Tights:  c/o We Love Colors
Shoes:  c/o Blowfish Shoes

This is what the dress originally looked like:
(Coury's photo)
While the dress looked great on her, it was less than stellar on me.  I removed the sleeves, slimmed the body (because the bust was too big), and changed the neckline.  There you have it-- an unwearable dress turned wearable!  :)

Now it's time to make someone's day!  The winner for the Little Luck Tree Holga giveaway is:
Jo, I've passed your email address on to Shannon!
Have a great day, friends!  xoxo Katie

34 comments:

  1. Darling outfit and I adore the use of colorful tights!!!

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  2. I love this outfit & loving it with these shade of tights. Simply gorgeous!
    Kelly xo

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  3. ooo, I love how you match a neutral dress with a striking tights! Pretty!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  4. Love that little bow tie, totally makes the outfit. So cute!

    <3LJ
    http://littlemisslj.blogspot.com/

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  5. Ahh, thank you so much! <3 I was truly rereading the page over and over; I thought it had glitched because my comment was there! Thank you so much!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  6. love this outfit. You look soooo pretty! ♥
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    Have a nice day!♥♥♥

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  7. I want one! And I LOVE LOVE the tights!

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  8. I love the touch of the bow tie...I need to find one at a thrift store!

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  9. I'd love to know how you altered it!

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  10. I think the purple tights make this outfit extra fancy. You look lovely

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  11. I love that dress + that little bow tie is just darling! And that pop of color with the tights is just swell!!

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  12. You look so so cute! What exactly did you do to alter it? You are so crafty! Congrats Jo! :) -Lo

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  13. I love the unexpected purple tights & the bow tie is adorable.

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  14. Dear Katie,

    Can you please come to my house and fix the necklines on all of the dresses that I'm too lazy too touch. I know you're never really that busy.

    Sarcastically yours,

    Thursday

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  15. Love what you did with the dress! Your sweater is so adorable!

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  16. Oh my gosh! Love what you did to the dress! I LOVE the bow, and those tights!

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  17. how lovely Katie!! it looks amazing you are a queen with the sewing machine I need to practice!

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  18. Great sewing skills girl! The dress looks so cute on you with that neckline & bow tie! =)

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  19. wow! Katie, the dress looked great on you yesterday but seeing the before, I'm even more impressed with how you transformed it!

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  20. you. are. adorable. love the alterations, much more wearable. and perfect with those purple tights. love your hair especially today.

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  21. now it fits you perfectly! great how you made it your own. that tight color is fetching.
    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

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  22. I always love your makeup! What do you use to look so fresh?

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  23. amazingly cute! <3 and i love the touch of lilac tights--so unexpected and adorable. :)

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  24. I really like the way you reworked the dress and I love the bangs!

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  25. Great color combo!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  26. I'm obsesssed w/ your hair!!!

    So stinkin' CUTE!

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  27. Amazing how you reworked that dress, i like the design better the way you did it! Also the color of your tights is so pretty!

    Great outfit!
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  28. my goodness, I simple LOVE your hair! and that bowtie is so, SO cute! Happy weekend :) x

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  29. You, my dear, are so so sooo darling. And that dress turned out beautiful! Love your site!

    J.Lynn

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