Sunday, July 27, 2014

Reconstructed Thrift Store Finds



I've been having a lot of fun reconstructing clothing out of thrifty store finds lately. I get a great deal of satisfaction from this.  This particular tunic is made from a linen jumper (below) that I found for $2.99 and a full length black linen skirt for 99 cents.  


Basically, I cut the extra length off the jumper, added that to the sides and made a large border of black linen on the sides and bottom.  I changed the buttons on the front to little black buttons and took the back ties and moved them to the sides.


And presto!  A funky tunic that I'll have fun wearing over leggings.  I have seen something similar on-line for $295 ... I reconstructed this in an evening for under $4.



12 comments:

Creative Soul Juice - Hobby Parent said...

Thanks for blogging this. I enjoyed your tshirt reconstructions too. I'm looking for ideas for tunics to wear with leggings and my Dansko clogs - my artsy fashion look. Love the idea of reconstructing good quality clothing I find at resale and thrifts. Keep the ideas flowing. Hope to see you in VA Beach. ~ Hobby

Lolly said...

I LOVE this! You are so talented!

Jane Wetzel said...

Amazing- tyou for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Outstanding! Thank you for the inspirations you offer.

JackieP Neal said...

You are amazing Ingrid!! I wish I could do stuff like that! I see the most beautiful pieces at thrifts that I know you could make into irresistible finds!

Joanne Huffman said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

How amazimg is that! Great job!

Carol Q said...

love the shape Ingrid - really different and it will be fab with leggings.

Anonymous said...

Lovely work, but I can't visualize how you cut the extra jumper fabric. There seems to be much more tan linen on the sides than could come from the bottom of that dress. Do you have pics of the cutting/piecing process? Thanks!

Ricë said...

Love it! Great job. Now I wish we could sit and stitch together!

anna maria said...

Great job and very creative! I like it a lot.

bohemiannie! art said...

Hi Ingrid! Long time, no see. I've been playing with re-fashioning lately and have found out…all of a sudden…why people love Pinterest so much. I came across this re-do of yours on Pinterest and thought…"Hey, I 'know' her"! Love that you're doing this and showing us the fabulous results. Hope all is wonderful in your world.

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