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« on: July 08, 2008 09:55:47 PM »

I needed clothing badly this last spring because I lost a massive amount of weight. I ended up at a thrift store, and got cheap stuff, and reworked it. I am sorry I don't have any before pics because I have a mind like a soggy sponge.

The shirt was originally a shirt dress form the Duran Duran, Wild Boyz, period. I cut it short, and used the extra fabric to add in extra shoulder straps and the like. I used all the extra buttons from the skirt half, too.

The shorts were originally long pants, but I cut and hemmed them. I used the extra fabric to create large patch pockets to hold all my junk, making snap closures.

Sadly, I am going to have to do it all over again, because I am back on track, and happily gaining the weight I lost back. That just means more thrift shopping! You can never be unhappy with that.

(Spats came from Ebay, shoes were a 99 cent find at St. Vincents thrift, scarves came from FolksLife.)
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008 10:27:39 PM »

great recon! i love the straps on the top.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008 10:34:54 PM »

Thanks! It was really fun to do.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008 10:45:21 AM »

ooh..i like them! and you look great in it!

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008 11:21:29 AM »

So cool!  I like what you did with the clothes and they look so hot on you!

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008 02:45:24 PM »

Oh gosh, thanks for the compliments.
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