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« on: June 09, 2008 09:43:21 AM »

so here in Richmond we have an annual event called "Worn Again,"  a fashion show of recycled clothing. Here's how it works: two weeks before the show you register and are given a trash bag full of clothing from all of the vintage/thrift shops around town. You then have two weeks to create whatever you want and present it in the Worn Again fashion show. It's so much fun and awesome to see all of the designs that come out of it.
Well, at the time of the show I was busy pulling all-nighters to finish a peacock dress for another show (look through my other posts and you'll see it) so I didn't have alot of time to put into this one. FINALLY on the DAY of the show I still hadn't made anything and I was like.... uh oh. So in, oh, four hours I pulled this off. It was a close call, but it looked darn cute.
The jacket was made out of a huge old men's blazer, the top half of the dress is from linen pants and the bottom is some old polyester skirt thing. It was such a fun event, I can't wait for it to happen next year!

and at the show backstage:

and with my mother (who also did it) and my bff (being sexy Marie Antoinette)

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008 09:53:22 AM »

I absolutely love this!
Inspiration for my next dress, for sure.
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 11:00:32 AM »

I really love this i would wear it for sure ! The colors are great and its a very vintage style. You did a superb job in only a few hours!
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 11:55:16 AM »

I would sooo buy that dress if it was on a rack somewhere.
It's amazing what can be done with old clothing Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 06:54:12 PM »

"Worn Again" sounds like it would be so much fun to participate in, and your dress is amazing!

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009 05:30:34 PM »

that is great! i wish phoenix did something like that. it sounds like so much fun!
awesome job!

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009 08:32:44 PM »

I LOVE this! You've got some serious skills.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2009 08:33:44 PM by Lifeisagift1990 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009 09:45:51 PM »

Your little jacket is so adorable! And what a great event. Good inspiration and motivation for crafty folks.
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2009 05:48:53 AM »

ahhh love it

it looks so cute on you

very retro!

« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2009 06:11:27 AM »

Your dress looks amazing. And 'Worn Again' sounds like so much fun. I wish they did that here.  Smiley
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