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« on: September 05, 2010 03:05:51 PM »



So, at my college we had a challenge called Resident Runway in which we were given a bag of thrift store clothing and we were to fashion an outfit. I won the challenge. Smiley And here is my creation. It's a skirt suit.

My process:
Here is the assortment of clothing:


Next I died the horrifying green shirt and awful plaid shorts black(ish):

I discovered the best way to dye! I just used a trashcan with a liner and plastic ziplock bags for gloves. Cheap and easy!

Here's the back. The skirt is high-waisted with purple/black plaid ties and inserts on the side. The inserts match the jacket fabric.


Front of the top. I used the giant green men's shirt, chopped off the collar and sleeves and edged everything in black.


I made a little tank top to go under it with a cut-out back.



And of course I had to make a cute little hat. I used craft foam sheets and lots of hot glue.


And here's a picture of me modeling it in the show.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010 03:21:04 PM »


If I was going to wear anything along the lines of a suit I'd want it to be a replica of that skirt suit! It's very flattering! No wonder you won, well deserved.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010 03:25:51 PM »

What a wonderful job of integrating disparate elements!  Impressive!
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010 03:43:04 PM »

Wow.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010 08:10:15 PM »

I love this! You did such a good job. How long did it take you?
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010 10:42:52 PM »

Love love love that tank top!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010 01:45:19 AM »

Thanks so much everyone! It took me a weekend(ish) to do it. I watching movie marathons and sewed. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010 06:38:15 PM »

Oooh I really like that top.
Gives me some ideas, but I'm sure it won't come out as nicely :p
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2010 01:04:33 PM »

really cute, love the idea of dying all different clothes to the same color....it makes it more interesting because of the different patterns.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2010 07:51:13 PM »

that outfit is so awesome! it's really unique and looks professionally put together
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