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The Sound of Music Dress

Some of you may recall a post that I wrote about The Sound of Music last summer (See it here, if you’d like). At the end of the post, I made a remark about the possibility of a future dress … Continue reading

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Hint of Spring Skirt

The end of last week and this weekend was spent house hunting (Hence, the shortage of posts). The hunt has yielded results. More details later. Today’s project started as the dress below. I found this dress a while ago, started … Continue reading

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Retro sweater and progress on jacket

I found this vintage sweater quite a while back at the thrift store, and finally got around to fixing the fit. It was quite baggy and unflattering. Sorry, no before picture. I simply took it in about one and a … Continue reading

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The Soda Fountain Dress

This button down dress was crying out for some love at the thrift store. I am drawn to polka dots, and this dress had a fifties vibe to it that I couldn’t resist. It had a tie at the back … Continue reading

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Promises Paisley Peplum Blouse

I began this project with this lovely, paisley accordion pleat dress. Sorry about the pic, I had to take it at night with horrible lighting. The label was Promises Promises… …which definitely brought to mind the song of that title … 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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Blue Diamond Dress

This dress began as a stretchy double knit tunic/mini dress. The print on this dress is what caught my eye. The tunic made me think of a tennis outfit from the 70s. I wasn’t into the 70s mini dress, so … Continue reading

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