Monday, December 10, 2012

Clothing Refashion: My Ugly Curtain Dress

Once upon a time (well, last year), I went thrift shopping late in the season for an ugly xmas sweater. Having missed the boat, I instead ended up with this thing:

{oi, no wonder it stayed in my closet for a year}

I know, I know...it's not the most attractive material. That's why I bought it for an ugly xmas sweater party. It looks like some retro kind of upholstery. Last year, I just didn't have the time or sewing machine needed to make it wearable before the party. Thought I'd give it a shot this year!

I took in the sides and under the arms and shortened the sleeves. Here's what I came up with...in action:

{girls photo taken by my friend Emily}


{boots! in another awesome photo by Emily}


{chillin' in the background w/my wine. photo by Emily}



{group photos are the best from our camera}


{adorbs, no?}

I kept imagining this scene from The Carol Burnett Show in which Carol Burnett plays a broke Scarlett O'Hara, descending the staircase at Tara, dressed in the curtains. 

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My green dress turned out fairly well; I just think it's in the way I paired it with other items that kept it from totally looking as though I was dressed in curtains. My friends offered loads of compliments and even two offers to take the dress later on :)

Jes

PS--Look what I learned to do:

{Cat Eye--woohoo!}


{not bad for my first attempt, huh?}



10 comments:

  1. Okay, that thing doesn't even resemble what it first looks like after you do some magic on it... I love it! And whoohoo for the cat eye... Tutoriiaalll!!!

    Love your blog and can't wait to follow along!

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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