Friday, March 1, 2013

New Refashion Challenge

There are lots of things going on around here and I think I will be ready to share that with you soon...

Meanwhile, let me share a picture of this clothing I found the other day for a major KILLER deal.

At Down East, they sell some name brand clothing for a great price. I was checking the sales rack the other day, and found this beauty. I fell in love with it, and lucky me! It was my size. I think I have seen this at Anthropology before...and I know that some of the dresses from Anthro can be 200 to 300 dollars. With all the laces, and detailed work, I am pretty sure that this was not an exception. Wow, why is this dress hanging around here and not in someone else's closet??

Then, I noticed that this isn't a dress... actually, it is a jumpsuit...oh, shoot.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing going against jumpsuits. It just that, when I tried it on, it was too long, and I looked funny (I almost heard the circus theme some...ta, ta, tara rara...) Even if I try to make the vogue face or the pose that models do (by the way, they are like 6'or taller and I am a self-claimed 5'4"), the mirror in the fitting room wasn't buying it. I thought about giving up on it, then... I saw the price tag.

Most of the dresses are 130.00 and up originally, then, at Down East, they are sold for $45. I guess it was on the sales rack for a while, and reduced to $19.99.

Then, get this; they were having an additional 30% off all the clearance items that day! I was deep in my thoughts in the fitting room, and thought, oh, gosh just get it.

I am not one of those people who can pull of the jumpsuit look, but I was thinking that I can cut into the middle and refashion this to a dress. Yeah, I can do a dress! (grin)

Even if that doesn't work out, the laces used for this dress alone is totally worth it.

I paid a little over $13, and left the store thinking that I got such an amazing deal. Well, we shall see what happens with the refashioning... (to be continued :) ).

12 comments:

  1. I am so excited to see the result of this! Definitely keep us posted!

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  2. Cannot wait to see how you transform it into a dress!

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  3. This has some great lace to work with, you're sure to create something lovely to wear.

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  4. Yeah, I wouldn't do a jumpsuit, either, but it would make a gorgeous dress! You can do it!!! Can't wait to see the finished product...

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  5. Oh I KNOW you can refashion that into a totally delightful dress! Can't wait to see it!

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  6. That is just beautiful!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!! :)

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  7. I can't believe they turned something so pretty into a jumpsuit. I'm sure you can turn it into a dress.That is what it was meant to be from the start.

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  8. The fabulous lace is too good to pass , good luck with the re-fashion! You can do it!

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  9. That would make one gorgeous dress. Can't wait to see what you come up with :-)

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  10. Ohhh started giggling when I saw it as a jumpsuit. My first thought is the legs looked like bloomers from the olden days! *sorry*..hehehe
    But what a find! I love all the lace and frillies on it. Can Not Wait to see the refashion!

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  11. Looking forward to part II of this! Your right, the lace is lovely... and you never know what you might need it for! LoL...Good for you!:)

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  12. can't wait to see what you come up with!

    ♥Michelle

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