Friday, July 29, 2011

Don Draper de la Casa


Photos by Sebastian Marin

Dress- Made by my grandma from vintage drapes, Clutch and double hearts ring- Thrifted, Sandals- UrbanOG.com, Accessories- Forever 21, Sunglasses- Rayban

Every time I come home with a bag full of clothes after vintage hunting my grandma gives me a look like "Oh no...what crazy project is next?" (even though I think she secretly gets excited for it). Last week when I asked her to help me turn this pair of drapes into a maxi dress, she breathed a sigh of relief-- it was one of the simplest DIYs ever.  Take curtains, wrap around body, sew in a zipper and BAM!--new dress (hem as needed). Add window treatments to my list of secret sections to check out at the thrift store (As if I needed another reason to spend more time there...). 

13 comments:

  1. The fabric is gorgeous, but I think my favorite detail is the pleating at the top. I love how it hints at the dress' past and adds texture.

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  2. Love the pattern on your dress.
    It looks so great on you :)
    X

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  3. So...can your grandmother make me dress one of these days? Wow! It looks amazing. The pleats are adorable. And paired with that cute clutch, style for days.

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  4. your grandmother sounds like the absolute greatness, nothing beats a grandma with sewing skills. she did a great job on this one, the pattern is gorgeous and perfect for a maxi dress.

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  5. really nice dress! i like your style !

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  6. your maxi dress is AMAZING!
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    margaret

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  7. Beautiful dress, and genius idea!
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  8. your grandma is extremely talented! LOVE those pleats at the chest.

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  9. I love the dress. So nice. My grandma is making 80% of my dresses for the summer :)

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  10. Oh wow, that's an amazing dress!! :)
    xx from Germany

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  11. Your pictures look amazing!

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  12. No way, these used to be curtains?! The dress looks amazing. I would buy that. No joke. What an awesome tip!

    I found your blog through the DC FABB page. Your pictures are so lovely! I'm quite jealous.

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