Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Irony

This dress was a recent thrift store purchase of mine for $2.00. I thought this dress had potential and absolutely loved this print. My intentions were to raise the hem, alter the top, and pair it with a belt. Now, I just learned to sew, so I think sometimes my ideas overextend my ability. Well, I altered the top beautifully and then began on the hem. That did not turn out as well. I kept fixing it and cutting more off, fixing it and cutting more off (you have the idea). Well, after all alterations were complete, this dress has been turned into a fabulous shirt. The irony is, I love the outcome even though it wasn't what I had envisioned.

Shirt and purse thrift store, pencil skirt with belt -H&M, pattern tights and pumps - Target

***On Friday, I will be posting my DIY. It is still in the works. Also, next, Monday I will be starting my give away contest to celebrate 3 months of blogging.


  1. Wow! That's a gorgeous top. You are so smart to learn how to sew to modify your thrifty finds. I have a seamstress - can't sew worth a lick - I have to factor in seamstress fees to my purchases, sometimes taking the "thrift" out of thrifting.

    That blue is such a great color on you and I dig those tights.

  2. You did a fabulous job Carrie! Love it:)

  3. Oh my gosh! That look gorgeous as a shirt! I love the way you styled it with that skirt and those fabulous tights. Also, I love your haircut. I feel like my face is too fat to pull something like that off:) Anyways, just found your blog (via comment) and I'm following now! Come by, say hi and follow back if you feel like it:)
    real budget, real busy, real body fashion:

  4. Wow you did great! I'm impressed!

  5. Awesome look! I just started thrifting and finding some great stuff!

  6. You've done a fabulous job with this dress/blouse, Carrie! I absolutely love it and you've styled it beautifully!

    Catherine x


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