Can I just say that again?
One more time.
In case you missed it, this little blog has gone viral…and not in that “Please don’t sneeze on me.” kinda way. From Tumblr to Imgur to countless awesome other pages to and , the world is digging eco fashion in a major way! :)
Thank you to everyone who has been sharing this blog over the years. I got a little misty eyed when I saw all the new “likes”, followers, and comments (Well…at least those that weren’t calling me fugly scum anywho). Seriously. THANK YOU. :) I’m sending you all virtual hugs right now. :)
I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate all this new press than with a new refashion! :)
I’ve kind of hinted about this but…there’s this guy. This guy has kids. This guys took his kids thrifting after telling them about my blog, and they picked out a few pieces they wanted to see me refashion. This one was picked out by his 8-year-old daughter, whom I shall only refer to as “Z”.
Okay. I hated gauchos when they were in style and I’m certainly not any more fond of them now. Although…this pair had an interesting detail…
Let’s all pause for a moment to contemplate the location of this pocket. I can just picture someone saying, “Oh wait…hold on a sec while I reach all the way down my leg to get something out of my pocket!” I decided I needed that pocket right where it would actually come in handy. I turned these gauchos inside-out and hopped in one of the legs, like so:
I used a safety pin to mark where I needed the new top of my future dress to end so it would stay up on me.
I took my future dress/current gauchos off and pinned it in a gradual line from where I had initially marked it with the safety pin.
I stitched along the pinned line…
…and now I have a sassy new cocktail dress!
…and it still has a pocket! :)
I think my frock looks every bit as nice as this one from !
My much less expensive dress enjoyed a celebratory glass of champagne with some of my favorite gals!
Original Price: $109
Z’s Price: $1