I have an insanely over active imagination. Personally I love it- it’s like everything in the universe is trying to tell me a story- including the dresses. As many of you know by now- I like to have fun with the before looks and since I was already working on a neurotic teacher character for … More Samantha gets a Makeover: A DIY Dress Redux.
It’s the first day of Christmas… and because I am insane, I have decided to celebrate with the “Twelve Days of Thriftsmas” where I will be making over one thrifted item each day from now until Christmas. I’m calling it insane because it’s about to be the busiest twelve days in the land- but who … More Thriftsmas Sewing Magic: Turning an XXL Flannel into the Cutest Winter Cape
Sometimes it is utterly amazing what a difference a Haircut can make…and I mean dresses too. I saw this 100% cotton stretch corduroy beauty at Goodwill for $6 and I knew that a simple hem would give it so much life. There were simple details like the front placed pockets, adorable peaked shoulders and button … More Perfect Pilgrim Dress Makeover
The beauty in being an eccentric thrift-a-holic clothing collector, stylist and costume designer- is that come halloween- it’s usually pretty easy to create an amazing costume without spending too much money. Last year, as usual, I was busy at all get out during this holiest of holidays- (for those of you who don’t know, I … More TBT to Cruella DeVille and Thrifted Halloween perfection
So it’s 2 days unti Halloween Weekend and you’re Hype AF… you finally have a good party to go to and that cute guy might be there… you are ready to slay the Frack out of Halloween… Slaaay, like a stadium sized crowd at a live Beyoncé show screaming back, “I Slay!” Okay wait, wait, … More 10 Ideas for Thrifted Last Minute Halloween Costumes
I don’t even know what anyone was ever thinking wearing a dress like this. It’s Bad, real bad. Bad to it’s fricking apple blossom bones. But with it being fall, and the dress being covered with all of those cute little apples and apple blossoms- I thought it was worth rescuing. So rescue it I … More Apples to Apples: How I turned an Ugly Hick-Tastic dress into the cutest little fall romper.
This past weekend at the Nashville Flea Market I spent $12 and walked away with treasure galore!! My first find was a Vintage Singer Sewing machine for $5 ( I was told later by an appraiser that just one specific piece of it was worth $150) Then I really scored at the Gimme a 5 booth where they … More From Eighties to Adorable: $1 Dress Revamp Tutorial from 365 Days of Thrift
I don’t care where you live- this summer has been incredibly hot. Here in the south it has been icky sticky humid as well. The other day, as I raced around my house and my home studio working on projects and orders for Monarch Couture, I found myself wishing I had some sort of work smock. Something … More DIY Dress Project: Turn your Husband into a Housedress!
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I never even know where to begin… It usually starts when I find a dress while I’m out thrifting… this girl had so many wonderful details- a lace collar that I knew would come in handy, beautiful floral pattern, and a button up bodice that was just to die for. It…
Today is the first of two segments I have this week on Talk of The Town where I’ll be giving tips on how to stay focused and find Goodwill Gold in the overwhelming sea of Thriftstore booty. The day before the shoot I had 30 minutes to pick out goodies and I managed to fill three shopping … More Nineties with a Twist: A 30 Minute Maxi Vest DIY