Sunday, September 19

"Sew Inspired" Again! Restyling a Thrift Store Dress

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Recently, I restyled a thrift store dress . . .
I had so much fun that I
wanted to do it again!

Which brings me to 
**ANTHROPOLOGIE**
(sigh)

When I visited heaven Antro
last week,
I wanted half the clothes in there!

Especially this one . . .
"Dried Leaves Dress" $158 at Antropologie
Later, while shopping at the thrift store,
(a store more within my budget!)
I came across this dress . . .


It has a similar gray wool look.
I decided to make some of the 
felted wool leaves
to style this dress like the
Anthro inspiration dress.

 I made a template from card stock
& played with the shape of the leaf
until I liked it. Then, I just moved
the leaf around to make 3 petals.

I used this soft, thick felt 
for the cream leaves . . . 


Each flower has 3 layers -
one cream felt
& two felted wool
(a slightly lighter color of gray than the dress).
The felted wool is an old sweater that I 
washed in the washing machine.
I also sewed a seam down the middle of
each leaf on the cream felt for visual interest.


So, I really like the way it turned out . . . 
what do you think??

Here's the Antro dress ($158)


Here's the thrift store dress ($6)



By the way, we couldn't resist copying the newspaper on the wall. HA!

 

Warmly, Michelle

10 comments:

  1. That dress is almost as gorgeous as you are! Love it!

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  2. Thanks for visiting bles-id, I think you will like the bhg website! Lots of fun projects and makeovers! Jules

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  3. Very cute! Excellent job!
    You should come link this up at Making It With Allie!
    Allie
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  4. very cute. you have definitely inspired me. I used to have a fabulous thrift store when I lived in Canada, but I have recently moved to the states and have had no luck yet finding a great thrift shop close by.. I feel like I am missing out.

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  5. That is adorable! I love that store too, but have NOT bought any clothes sigh... But I did just buy a few dresses from the Thrift Store an I want to "adjust" them to make them new to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I LOVE this dress! Thrifted makeovers are my favorites. So I shared this post in a "favorites" post today! :]

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  7. What a simple addition for a wonderful dress facelift! Love it.

    Stopping by from T&J Weekend Wrap Up. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lorene
    just Lu

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  8. Beautiful job on your dress, Michelle! It looks great on you!

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