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eliskimo
« on: May 27, 2012 11:26:14 AM »

So first of all I'll give you a little before picture:



I found this dress in my local thriftstore for only 1 (like pretty much all dresses and clothing I ever buy) I really liked the pattern on the front and back, although it kinda reminds me of costumes for folk dancing. (haha)
At the time I didn't really know what to do with it so I just left it hanging over my mannequin for quite some time.

Finally I remade it into this ... thing - well I'm not really sure wht to call it.



I simply chopped off the sleeves, made armholes (that are too big) (oh yeah, that's my bra sticking out) and shortened it. Not really sure what to think of it.

So what do you think, is it wearable enough or do I look like a milkmaid/greek folk dancer?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012 11:55:31 AM »

i love that! i'd wear it. and i am neither a milkmaid nor a greek folk dancer.
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Annouska
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012 03:44:05 AM »

It's 100% my style! I'd definetly wear it.

The back is lovely, and you can always wear a black bra to solve the armhole thingy.
If you still don't feel comfy in it, there'll always be a friend who would go like this *__* when she sees it.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012 11:15:06 AM »

I would wear it! Cheesy It is really cute!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012 12:00:58 PM »

This is super cute! I'd definitely wear it. I agree, a black bra could work to fix the arm hole issue...or you could wear one of those stretchy band bras, either over a regular bra or just on its own. Then it just looks like a shirt type deal underneath...I do this a lot with huge armhole-d shirts!
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Maraleopard
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012 04:18:04 AM »

it's absolutely wearable. & super cute (:

also, i took a look at your even cuter blog & noticed that you live in belgium. where do you find thriftstores with clothes for 1?!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012 01:40:54 AM »

Thanks for your reactions!

@Maraleopard, we have a store that's called Think Twice (website: http://thinktwice-secondhand.be/) and every month they have a salesweek. So the week starts with -30% on every item in the shop, then -50%, then everything for 7, 5, ... And eventually everything for 1! After those sales they restock their shops with new items Smiley Super fun to go to, I can assure you!
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012 02:02:35 PM »

oooh, i'll definitely be checking that out on my next antwerp shopping expedition. thanks Smiley
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