November 16, 2012

Refashionista Day 5 - with Welcome to the Good Life


Today we have a refashion that will leave your jaw on the floor.  Sarah from Welcome To The Good Life is here.  I noticed Sarah's blog a couple of years ago when I was linking up with a lot of parties.  I would look through the links and be amazed by a refashion and it would be her's every time.  Sarah is drop dead gorgeous and super talented.  One thing I love about her blog is her honest attitude about life and motherhood.  Welcome Sarah!


Hello, I'm momma readers! I'm excited to be a part of this inspiring blog today. I'll be sharing a refashion project with you where I'll turn a thrift find dress into an origami peplum dress.  Hopefully after seeing my tutorial, you'll be inspired as well!

Here is the before/after picture:


I purchased this dress at a thrift store for $4.  At first glance I cringed a bit, but I saw the potential with the beautiful neon green/yellow color and the polka dot fabric, so I brought it home with a goal to make it not cringe-worthy.




INSTRUCTIONS:


*not pictured, but cut the bottom length of the dress as well and hem the bottom.














and you're done!

AFTER:

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dress: thrift(DIY'ed) | colorblock t-strap heels: oasap 

Estimated time: 2.5 hours
Budget: $4
Skill level: intermediate to advanced

Thank you for having me Cheri!

The peplum design was inspired by this skirt
I did another thrift dress to a peplum dress here.  
To see all my DIY's, click here.  

Thanks so much, Sarah!  I told you guys you'd be impressed.  I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have seen the awesome potential in that thrifted dress.  Wow.  If you haven't been to Sarah's site be sure to head over HERE to scroll through her amazing DIYs.  You won't be disappointed.  I promise.

28 comments:

  1. Holy moly! I would have picked up that dress, laughed and put it right back. That's amazing!

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  2. That is seriously amazing!! I'm in awe of how everyone does this repurposing, looks so difficult to me to see the beauty in the ugly hehe :) Good job... you're beautiful as well.

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  3. Great refashion, wow!

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  4. All of her stuff is amazing! I follow her blog just to wish I could sew like that!

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  5. fantastic!!!! wow... I can not even imagine it

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  6. Wowza-- if I looked as cute as she did in that dress, I'd make myself 50! Great job!

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  7. Holy moly!!! I would not have seen that in that dress in a million years....

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  8. I am way impressed! great upcycle! Amazing!

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  9. Wow, what a wonderful transformation! She makes it look so easy!

    Cheri, I wanted to let you know that I did a post today about your inspiring Subway Art post! I have linked back to your blog post as well as used one of your photos (all acknowledging your blog and post for the tutorial and inspiration!) Thank you so much for your step by step tutorial, my project turned out excellent! Have a wonderful day.
    Dee Dee

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  10. Very nice! Very talented!

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  11. Holy Hannah was my first thought on that too. Awesome job! Creative thinking.

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  12. Awesome job! Truly talented!!!

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  13. I was looking at this post when my 4 year old son, Jack, came up and asked what I was doing. I showed him the before and after picture of the dress and said she turned an ugly dress into a pretty one. Though I love the transformation, jack is adamant that the "balloon" dress is prettier:) it made me laugb

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  14. I'll be honest, I'm still not fond of the color... but this refashion is just amazing! Love the origami combined with the peplum, too cute. =)

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  15. This is what i call recycling! Wow!!!

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  16. This is fantastic! I'm thoroughly amazed!

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  17. What an amazing transformation! I envy your ability to envision a transformation like this. I'm totally impressed and in awe.

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  18. Thanks so much for your sweet introduction Cheri! I think you were being way too nice. :) thank you for letting me be a part of it once again!

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  19. That is just amazing! She did a wonderful job! What a great imagination and vision she has! :)

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  20. That is an incredible dress! I want to do this.

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  21. Wow. This is absolutely stunning.

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  22. I absolutely love that dress! I have always wanted to do DIY's like this and now that i am old enough to actually spend money on supplies i can not wait to show off my own talent! You are absolutely gifted in this and i could definitely see this in a high fashion store.

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