Wednesday, February 24, 2010

thrift jackpot.

First of all, thank you for all your good luck wishes, you are all so sweet! I studied all day yesterday, to the point where I though my head was gonna explode. Unfortunately the test was put off til Tuesday.  I was super ready to take it today, but maybe it's a sign or something.

The rain is back, so I spent the day altering a dress I thrifted the other day. It was way too big, and I hated the collar, it was also really short. This is after I had already taken the dress in 4 inches, but the collar, is still intact.

before.

 
  

I removed the collar, and added white trim instead, cute! I also added about 2 inches to the bottom, so here it is.

after.



  

What do you think? I love thrift stores, and vintage clothing. It was such a good find! And speaking of dresses, I got some new sewing patterns. I had one of these already, just haven't had the chance to sit down and use it. Well now is the time, I am taking a few classes, hopefully also a pattern drafting class. I am dying to learn to make my own patterns.

How cute are those patterns! Have any of you sewn anything from them yet?
I also finished the vest for my little nephew, it was tricky getting a good picture of this one. It's so dark and gloomy today. But I couldn't wait to share.

 

It's hard to see the ribbed detail, but it's there :) I'll try to get some better pictures before I ship it off.
Super cute Sarah, who ordered a pet portraits a while ago sent me the cutest hair pins today. I am a such a sucker for a good flower hair pin, and she makes the most perfect ones. Love!!!




If you would like some for yourself, check out her Etsy shop



My mom turns 50 next month, so I'm gonna spend the rest of the day looking for the perfect gift. <3

What are you doing this lovely Wednesday?

xo.


23 comments:

Dear Skeletons said...

That dress turned out so pretty!! I love that little vest, and the ribbing! what kind of stitch is that? I've been trying to figure that out for the longest time!

Anonymous said...

Those patterns are gorgeous. Where did you buy them? They're exactly what I have been looking for.

Kristin Ryan said...

Oh man! I was looking forward to a 'I passed' post! I had a meeting with my writing professor/advisor over a poem she made me dig out of the trash, and to decide what to do if the BFA program doesn't fall through since our main art professor was fired a day before the semester started. Along with that I need to figure out if I want my writing concentration to be in poetry or fiction. I asked her which one I was better at, and she said poetry was my strong point, but I'm also decent at fiction. I left with no answers and a Tuff Lock that a poet gave her that she wanted me to have. She told me to think about its meaning for a while (the lock). Needless to say, its been an eventful day with more questions instead of answers.

miss indie said...

that is so freaking cutee! I love the lace trimming, it looks great.
and that vest is adorable!! you did a lovely job. :]

ricebabies said...

Amazing. great job. I love vintage patterns, i always have to resize them, its a job, but worth it in the end.

kaelah beauregarde said...

those pins are phenomenal! what a lovely little gift for you!

and that dress! dont even get me started on that dress! i would die for that (hello minnie mouse much?!?!) and paired with those yellow tights! dreammmmyyyy!

xo
kaelah

susannahbean said...

You are too too cute! And your hair!! OMG pretty!

I had to work all day, but I got some good news about the house Chris and I plan on moving into soon! It'll be ready for us earlier than we thought!! YAY such a relief!!

xo,
susannahbean

inkie-mumma said...

that dress is smoking hot! Good to see someone else add alittle length to dresses my husband just doesn't get it lol

Rachel M said...

Your dress looks amazing! :)

ohmydeer said...

i LOVE what you did with the dress! so cute!! im so happy you liked the hair clips!! thanks for mentioning my lil etsy shop!! youre the best ever!! xo

Jonna said...

Kjempefin!
Fine mønstre,de skal jeg bestille.
Et godt alternativ til vintage-mønstrene jeg pleier å kjøpe på ebay, og alltid blir skuffa over når jeg finner ut at str. 16-18 på 50- og 60-tallet var mye mindre enn i dag.
Ha en fin dag.

I BLEED PINK said...

I hate to stop by and say you are just too cute for words. That dress is so darling. I got a sewing machine for christmas, and you've totally motivated me to get my butt into gear and start learning.

lottie said...

I start reading your blog two months ago, and it's a real source of inspiration!
I love your shoes! are they vintage? They are beautiful!!!

Amy said...

Love the dress! So cute! Good luck on your test!

Becky said...

Oh my gosh! You look like a knock out in that dress! I'm impressed you took the collar off and made it longer - altering clothes intimidates me! You did such an amazing job! I can't wait to see the dresses you make!

Your nephew's sweater is precious! You are an awesome aunt!

Show us what you got your mama! ;)

Juliette Crane said...

love the white trim embellishment! so pretty with flare. xo, juliette
juliettecrane.etsy.com

Dorian said...

The dress looks great. Still a little too short for me though ha. What is it you are going to school for?

:) erin said...

#1- love the tights with the belt, uber cute!
#2-flower hair clips are adorable as well.
#3- what is up with the commenter before me? they post on mine a lot, with random comments, some are even crude...is this some kind of virus or something?
good luck on the test lady.
xo-

tarantella said...

thanks for posting this - i love to see what people do with their altering projects!

Pinkzombies said...

i had never seen these patterns before, but i just love them and ordered 2 right now. Thaks so much. I'm so excited to make myself some dresses. I'lllet you know how it goes.
see my blog, I'm bound to write about my progress.

angela said...

wowza...it turned out great. there is just something about a good vintage dress to make you feel o so good!

craftykitty said...

SO. FREAKING. ADORABLE!
Love your blog! :-D

Kat said...

I have made a couple of these items. I have made eclair and beignet and I am currently making parfait. I also have macaron waiting in my pattern collection to be made.