Category Archives: ooak

Red and blue striped dress with chevron

This reconstruction is one of my favorites so far. The dress started out as the dress below, which was likely from the 80s. My first step was to remove the shoulder pads and sleeves. I then, removed the top and … Continue reading

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Pleated Blue Dolman Sleeve Blouse

Today’s reconstruction began as this fabulous dress. There was just so much going on with this dress. I knew it was going to take a lot of tweaking to make this remotely wearable. I look like I’m wearing some strange … Continue reading

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Green Keyhole Dress and Aracnophobia

The 70s will be making a plethora of appearances this week. Today’s project began looking like this. I don’t really know how else to describe the print except as a bunch of little keyholes. I love it! At first I … Continue reading

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Dreaming About Fall Dress

Remember this dress…. The bodice of this dress was made from the top of another dress. I received a request to make a similar design, with this fabric that I got on my trip to the garment district. Since I … Continue reading

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Cropped Houndstooth Vest

I purchased the pencil skirt below at the thrift store for $.99. It was too long for my taste, so I had to trim and hem it to a more appropriate length. When I realized how much material would be … Continue reading

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Dress From a Jacket

I’ve got another remake from my closet for you today. It was one of the projects that I didn’t get to on my list of possibilities for the Burdastyle remake contest. I pondered for a long time about what to … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather Cardigan

I needed a break from the reconstructions from my closet, so I have two thrift store finds for the next two posts. The first project was this weird two-in-one sweater/cardigan thingy. The sweater was horribly unflattering in the state I … Continue reading

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