Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scissor Hands

I really liked the fact that this dress had pockets, and apparently the previous owner did too-- there were used tissues stuffed in each one when I bought it. Ew!

Dress- Vintage, Pleather Jacket- Rainbow, Boots- Jeffrey Campbell, Platforms- Jessica Simpson

Spent yesterday afternoon catching up on some much needed vintage alterations (it was like a big pink elephant growing in my closet). I loved the pattern and color of this dress, but the length felt very Chiquita Banana---it's amazing what simply chopping off a couple of inches of fabric (or in this case, feet)  will do.  Hemmed a couple of other dresses/ skirts (including one sky blue sheer Alice in Wonderland-looking number, so excited for it!).  At one point I got a little scissors-happy and ended up lopping off wayyy too much of one dress-- it would probably only be appropriate for an 8 year old at this point!  



17 comments:

  1. The dress looks so much more amazing when you cut it!!!
    I love the look!

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  2. the dress turned out amazingly! i especially love the cold weather look you styled in the first 2 pics! what brand is that leather jacket?

    xo denj

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  3. Well done!! This is amazing. The dress is better short :P We follow your blog and we would appreciate it if you follow us back..

    Thank you,
    xxx

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  4. Gorgeous! This dress looks incredible with your handiwork, and you look amazing in that leather jacket! LITAS!!!! Haha more power to ya girl!

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  5. Nice alterations! I like the way you made a new outfit out of an old one.

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  6. So cute!
    I love the shortened version :D
    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  7. Wow → This doesn't even look like the same dress! - Stunning on you ☆

    Genius....

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    baci ♥ Brad

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  8. loving the DIY-ed dress! looks heaps cute how you've styled it :)
    xx

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  9. that dress is incredible! love how you transformed it! ENCROYABLE!

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  10. I love that you shortened the dress! Looks ten times better/sexier! Also love the jacket and the shoes with it!

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  11. loove your shoes!!xx

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  12. i totally dig that you shortened that dress!! it looks amazing on you!

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  13. shortened to perfection. maxi dresses are great but scossiring them up never hurt. love how it turned out.

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