A BOGO Frump-to-Hip ReFash!

Thrift Stalking
From 80's Dropped Waist to '18 Good Taste

Congrats Everybody! Today you get two refashions for the price of one (which is still free, so I guess that’s not really a bargain, but whatever…)!

When you look at these two pieces from my local thrift, you might not think they could work together very well.

80’s frump meets Look At My Larger Bottom Half.

I’m not fan of either of these. The green one is well…something, isn’t it?

The grey one’s distastefulness is a bit more subtle and insidious. The top is properly fitted, but the bottom is an awkward mid-knee length and those white flowers just bring attention to the pear-ness of my shape. I also hate that stupid waist tie thing.

Goodbye Green Dress & Frumpy Grey Dress, and Hello Hip Green Jacket and Versatile Grey Tunic Top!

Let’s start with the easy one, the grey dress.

Chop!

Well, That was easy.

Now for the Green!

First, I happily ripped these out:

Massive pads of squareness!

I carefully snipped right above the elastic waist, like so:

Snip snip!

Next, I made a tiny hem, and stitched it down.

Teensy!
Whirrrr!

Okay, so my jacket was complete, but I thought of a clever use for those massive pads!

I pinned them together, with the prettier sides facing each other.

Like this.

Then, I stitched around them, leaving an opening on one narrow side.

Another whirrrr!

I then trimmed the edges and turned it inside out.

Can you guess what this is? Can ya?

A cozy case for my sweet specs!

All that snipping and whirring left me with a cool and funky outfit for the day!

I think it’s pretty sweet!
Or at least an improvement anywho!

I paired my jacket and tunic with yoga pants, my favorite Toms boots, and this cool ballerina necklace I thrifted for $2.

Other fashion bloggers try to look cute. I just like making funny faces. ;P

As this was such a quick refash, I even had time to whip up a Southern Chess Pie!

A chilly day requires a good pie!

I wore my fun new outfit for an evening of tiki cocktails with friends to help us forget the February chill!

Ah…The Painkiller…my favorite tiki cocktail!

Cheers!

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