Wednesday, May 9

Weekly Wears: Eyelet and Ruffles

Some of you may recognize this dress from my Reloved shop-- it was up for sale for several weeks.  I (re)discovered it in my closet one day while I was getting dressed and decided it was just too pretty to part with.  I originally bought it for myself as a little "after baby" gift and the thought of sending it off was a little too bittersweet.  Here's where my seam-ripper and sewing machine come into play...


I removed the sleeves, hemmed the arm holes, and took in the body.  I'm SO glad I did because it's a dress I love to wear now!!

Dress: vintage;  Tights: c/o We Love Colors;  Shoes: c/o B.a.i.t. Footwear;  Belt: Target (stolen from Hope);  Headband: trim left over from this project;  Ring: Oh My Deer!

This is a good reminder (for me) that sometimes the best pieces are already in your closet-- you just have to give them a little stitch here and there.  ;)

58 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! It looks so cute now!

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  2. Super cute! Makes me feel inspired to learn how to hem up clothing better so I can do this sort of thing too. Great job!

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  3. I love it! It's a completely different dress. And those shoes! I die!!

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  4. REALLY love this dress!!! And those shooooes. Goodness gracious, lady. LOVE them.

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  5. Its very true, and sometimes you just change the styles you wear and often insteadv buying something new, you can just have a good old bash at re-working something old, i love it!! And love your little shoes xxx

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  6. Wow, what a transformation! I love it!

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  7. perfect!!! great job!
    it looks gorgeous on you!!!

    liebgruss from germany
    eni

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  8. Wow! What a transformation. I love the newly altered dress. It is so pretty on you :]

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  9. i love your style. very cute.

    http://challengedromantic.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love what you did with the dress, it looks so cute, I simply adore anything with eyelet. Those shoes are super adorable as well. You are too pretty.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  11. OMG this looks amazing! I think it's fantastic you're able to make your clothes fit you by your own, the dress looks great :)

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  12. SO cute! You must be really good with a sewing machine! I am not at all. The dress looks fabulous!
    Carlee


    http://allthingsaveragegirl.blogspot.com/

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  13. Such a cute rework! You seriously come up with some super cute dresses!

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  14. Adorable remake! Do you ever do sewing tutorials? (spruce up dresses and whatnot?)

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  15. I love it and of course you look like such a doll!
    besos,
    kelly

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  16. Ohhh I do love your shoes... they look like "happy" shoes! My "happy2 shoes are gold & glittery & wearing them makes me smile!

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  17. I LOVE it!!! Your entire outfit is adorable!!

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  18. You are so talented! This dress is adorable!

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  19. I love it! You did a great job on the altering...wish I could do that! :P Those shoes are so cute,too!

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  20. Great job! This is so cute and perfect for summer!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love re working an outfit and finding you love it all over again. Plus it has sentimental value. I wouldn't part with it either.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  22. everything about this outfit is perfect! i especially love these shoes!!

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  23. Hattitude Style Blog

    katie this is why i need to get my sewing machine working again! (plus take a sewing class? ha)
    gack! i love what you've done to this dress. too cute!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  24. What fun shoes and how nice to get a new-old dress!

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  25. Such a darling dress! I was going through my closet the other day and found a whole bunch of "to be refashioned" clothes I had forgotten about, the best part being that they're all really flowy things that fit my now pregnant body! Gotta love closet shopping :)

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  26. I love the combination of those tights with your shoes! So whimsical!

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  27. pretty skirt. i love it. :) http://lovesimplegreen.blogspot.com/

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  28. Love the outfit! It's so cute. Is that a new tattoo of a feather I see?

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  29. Great job! It's super cute. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  30. you win. you're the cutest girl ever :) nice work on the dress.

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  31. Katie, thanks for posting this. I love when you do these. You have such a good eye and are so skilled!

    Kacie

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  32. this really makes me wish I could sew because that dress looks really really awesome now!


    x
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

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  33. I LOVE THIS! youve inspired me to chop up some of my clothes! x

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  34. Wow you are like wonder woman of the dresses, Another amazing job.

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  35. I love it! It´s very cute :-)
    Great idea for the summer!!!

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  36. Those shoes are KILLING ME OMG <3

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  37. you did a fantastic job with the dress, and the shoes are to die for!

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  38. Love the way you restyled the dress! I can't believe what a difference sleeves/no sleeves makes.

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  39. this is adorable. oh, i wish i could sew! ♥

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  40. How fun! Thank you for sharing Katie! Since I found your lovely blog I have discovered so many amazing clothing shops I have never heard of! By the way, would my business make a good candidate for your blog ads? Are you still accepting people?♥

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  41. So cute! Your blog is so inspiring! Thanks!!

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  42. those shoes are ridiculously cute!

    http://www.ladyalamode.com/step-it-up/

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  43. How beautiful! I guess it pays to be crafty (which I am not)!

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  44. Oh boy! It's super cute! Good job :)

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  45. You're so talented! Please come with me the next time I visit my mom so we can hem and sew all of her old vintage dresses so they'll fit me!

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  46. I love it! I've been modifying vintage dresses for a couple of years now and, really, one of the best and easiest things you can do to completely transform a dress (after taking the hem up, of course) is to remove the sleeves.

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  47. <3 Lovely ! wow!

    Val

    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  48. Lovely dress! I think every single dress looks good on you. You look absolutely adorable in all of them! Love the way you changed the dress. It's so much better and I'm in love with that top.

    Have a great day!
    xo Sari

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  49. You are so talented, Katie. Absolutely incredible.

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  50. You did a great job! I liked the old version, but I think the new one is so much better.

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