Friday, June 17, 2011

ReFashion #5



Python is everywhere right now. Burberry is doing it. Roberto Cavalli. Altuzarra. Just pick up a June issue of Vogue and you'll know what I'm talking about. It's not harsh or tacky, but quite toned down and subtle. I happen to love it, so immediately I was on the hunt for anything that resembled a python print at the thrift stores. Eventually, I discovered this burnt orange number with an inner lining that had a snake print. It was much too large at first. Then after much deliberation, I decided to turn it into a tank dress similar to one that I really like by Acne. It has some pleats in the front and a braided back. Without a cinched waist I tend to feel a bit like a blob, so at one point I wore it with a belt. Oh and if you're wondering why it's so smokey in the background of my pics, it's because there are several wildfires burning here in N. Florida and S. Georgia and smoke has filled the air. I thought it had an interesting effect. Hope you like! -C.C.





Printed Dress, Goodwill, $6



Before

Front

Front

Back

Back



After




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19 comments:

  1. You did a great job with that dress! It looks gorgeous!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow! I think I need a sewing lesson with you Christina. Amazing end result!

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  3. I love your refashion, you did a great job ! How did you make the braided back? I would love to see a tutorial for it. I like your "after" photos too !

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  4. brilliant refashion looks fab! love the print too!

    fashbrickroad.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow! I"m majorly impressed with the after! Good for you.

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  6. omg u made it so beautiful!!!
    great dear :)
    really like your blog.i am following you now.follow back if u want :)

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  7. You are just too cute! I love the dress belted. You look Fab girlie! New follower here! Smooches!!!

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  8. Hey :D
    Nice blog :)
    Do you want to follow each other? :D
    let me know!!

    http://sofiehn.blogspot.com/

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  9. wow! I cant believe my eyes, this "after" dress is so amazing! I want a one like this ! :)

    I'm your new follower, what do you think about following each other? Let me know :)

    xoxo

    chocarome.blogspot.com

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  10. Beutiful dress *_*!
    If you like we can follow each other! ;) I'll be waiting ^^


    Nicky
    http://nickydreams.blogspot.com/

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  11. you have some amazing skills, I wish I had kept up with pattern making and sewing thru these last years :O btw that dress is so fab!

    thanks for commenting and visiting my blog :)
    www.christinebalram.blogspot.com

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  12. Love your dress and your blog is amazing!
    Following! Follow back? <3

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  13. loving this trend and am totalllly in love with what you did to that dress!!


    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  14. You are adorable and I LOVE how you are showing the fashion inspiration for your thrift finds, and not attempting to copy exactly.
    Great job!
    Jenni (from Refashion Co-Op)

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  15. What an excellent result! No one would ever know that your dress started out as a thrift store find.

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  16. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how do you do this?!?!?!?!??! You are sooooooooooooooo freaking talented. OMG!!!!

    http://mythriftedcloset.blogspot.com

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  17. you have an amazing blog love your creativity new follower please stop by and visit me some time

    xoxo
    jeimy

    jeimysfashionloveaffair.blogspot.com

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  18. Amazing! I just found jour blog, it seems like it's not active anymore :( Your refashions are amazing, I can't even choose my favorite! Maybe this one... maybe the lace shorts... maybe the yellow shirt... can't choose!

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