Added Jul 15, 2010
I tend to sew my Thrift Thursday’s on Thursday morning so that’s why I tend to post a little late. But that’s how fast thrift store finds are to finish, just a few stitches and DONE!
Again, let me preface this series with a disclaimer. These are NOT refashions. Or at least I don’t consider them to be. These are simple things that YOU can do to thrift store finds to make them look good.
If found this shirt for $1.50 at the Salvation Army. Yes, it was previously a SHIRT! See below pic. All I did was add a 6" piece of red material at the bottom. It was also a little large so I took it in on the sides.
If you find a great ‘tunic’ sized shirt at the thrift store, try adding a piece of contrasting material to the bottom. The ones that cinch in the back with a sash are the usually the best.
What I liked about the shirt was that it was a stretchy material. I’ve been leaning toward stretchy dresses recently. Not because I can’t fit into my old clothes but because they’re just easier to move in, right?! And since I’m staying at home more often, I have less reason to get all dressed up. But I still like to look nice so knit dresses are currently my new favorite. BUT, unfortunately, a lot of knit things are well….trashy. At least the inexpensive stuff is. So when I come across something that looks nice and is stretchy I consider it to be a good find.
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