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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Show a little leg in this sexy skirt with a thigh high slit!
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The kids are sure to steal the show in this charming collection of classic, elegant pieces.
Member Project of the Week
She made this dress for her high school graduation, and it looks fab!
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