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:

Lauren said...

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

Little Treasures said...

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

Shayla Sharp said...

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

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

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...

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

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

Busch family said...

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

Sharon said...

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.

opportunityknits said...

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

Umm Safiya said...

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

Melissa said...

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!

Jean said...

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!:)

Sisters of Grace said...

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

♥Michelle

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