A Little Bit Thrifty

I found myself this week in my local Goodwill…..when I go into Goodwill, I don’t normally have a plan or anything specific that I look for, but when I see “IT” I know it. I walked out with three pieces.

It doesn’t look like much now. In fact, it’s pretty plain. You can’t really see it in this picture with the terrible lighting, but it’s kind of a dark mustard color. I saw it on the rack and knew that I could turn it into something that I would wear. 

I LOVE this dress! It fits great, and it is a great color and design, and the fabric is forgiving….but it is WAY TOO SHORT!! This one I don’t need to really do any work on. I fold up the bottom half when I wear it with pants, and I will wear a skirt over top of it and leave it long. No sewing necessary.

I inspected this one for a loooooooooong time when I saw it. I broke many of my own rules with this one. Number one, it’s too small (about one size too small). Number two, non-stretch fabric. If I’m going to do a refashion on something that is starting out small already I really like having a fabric that will stretch. After really inspecting it: Turning it inside out, looking at each seam, figuring out how the layers are put together, just exactly WHAT would need to be done with it….I bought it. I was drawn to it because of the color, the design, the feel of the fabric, and the fullness of the skirt.

So, with these I will be doing a little bit of refashioning to either update the look, or make it wearable for my own comfort. When I do the refashions look for the tutorials here! I am going out this weekend to get some supplies, so tutorials are coming soon!

Until then…happy thrifting!


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