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Thursday, May 31, 2012

I found this dress at a thrift store in Australia, and fell in love with it.
By the way all you Australians out there, you have no idea how lucky you are. Pigeon Hole Vintage is AMAZING.

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Unfortunately the dress was like 10 sizes too big when I first got it, so I had to take it in.

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Before.
(Excuse the face fail. ha I look a little drunk.)


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After.


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Overall I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'm starting to acquire far too many polka-dots in my closet though. ha I'm obsessed!

Linking up to Thrifty Thursdays at Dearest Lou!

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32 comments:

  1. This is incredible! I wish I had your talent, it's so much cooler when you actually make your own clothes rather than spending 40$ on a shirt or 100$ on a dress :P
    I'm in love <3

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  2. Adorable! You did a good job saving this dress.

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  3. You look adorable Haylee! And those trees behind you are so pretty too. :)

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  4. You have an eye for how things could look and lines for fashion. I am proud of you.

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  5. great job on the alteration! cute dress! in australia? when were you here? :)

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  6. You've done a great job with the alteration - you clever lady!

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  7. You are a doll! And that dress is just darling! I'm so impressed, you are so talented!!

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  8. You are SO adorable! I wish I had style like you. I never would have bought a dress that didn't fit me as is...but you saw the potential! Maybe I can learn a thing or two from you. ;-)

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  9. i LOVE this dress on you Haylee! it fits you so well :) love love love! i wish i could buy it. you are so good at this stuff! thanks for being so understanding in your comment you left me <3 you are so sweet and it means so much that you care and support me.
    P.S. are those pink dogwoods in the background? LOVE those trees- they look so easter-like! haha. we have one in our front yard but it only turns pink like once a year- in the spring, of course ;)

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  10. love the dress and i realllllly love the top you made below! i can't believe you made it yourself, I'm SO impressed!

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  11. adorable! I just found a vintage dress very similar to that one, that I also need to alter - what a coincidence :P. Of course based on all my other projects and the fact that I've been sick for days, that will probably have to wait :( Guess I'll just have to admire yours in the mean time!

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  12. wow you wouldn't think it is the same dress, you are so talented.

    Jess x

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  13. fiiiiiiiiinally. do you have any idea how much i've missed your posts and blog? DO YOU? you're amazing when it comes to refashioning. a true genius. don't ever leave me for that long ever again. EVER.

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  14. I really need you to come to my house and take in a few pairs of pants that I clearly didn't know how to shop for when I bought them, serious diaper butt..

    your dress is lovely, simply lovely.

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  15. GIRL. Where have you been all my life? You look like such a babe, no joke. Teach me your ways!

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  16. what a great dress, and you're so cute!!! i'm pretty sure you can't have too many polka dots or too many stripes!! thanks for your lovely comment, btw. the only way i can plan to make so many garments from my stash is because i've been buying fabric for almost a year and not making anything.... time to work on my stash, i'm running out of room!!

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  17. I love polka dots! I already have a few pieces in my closet, but there's always room for more, right? :) Great job with the alterations! I love your navy top, too.

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  18. I love the dress, I sometimes find some fab stuff in a charity shop,, its fun to improve the piece,,
    great job

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  19. I already introduced myself on your bat wing post but just wanted you to know I'm checking out the rest! You are adorable! So glad I came across your blog, I'm in love already ;D

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  20. CUTE CUTE CUTE outfits on your blog Haylee. I'm jealous! I wish I could showcase my outfits too, but I'll stick to my Will and Kate stalking for now :) Thanks for visiting my blog! Come back again sometime!

    Katie, aka Miss Tweedle
    www.misstweedle.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow great job on the alterations!! Lovin the cherry blossoms!!! So pretty!

    xx
    Amanda
    MyCowlick.blogspot.com

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  22. hahaha i have SOO many polka dots in my closet too!! love them!!

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  23. What a cute, thrifted dress! I love finding vintage pieces at thrift stores. You did great alterations, it looks good shorter and taken in!

    Happy Thursday :)

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  24. You altered it so well - looks so cute on you!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  25. Oooh what a lovely 'ready for spring/summer' dress have you made out of that oversized dress. Polkadot for the win!

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  26. ........ is there such a thing as too many polka dots? if so, i'm in trouble too!

    <3 you, you crafty thing!

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  27. Super cute, Hay! I didn't get to see this in real life. You and polkadots = me and stripes. I have way too many in my closet!!

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  29. That dress is too cute! Polka dots really do me in. I lose most of my money to them.

    Also, you are too sweet, you know that? I've been a little lazy in the blogging department lately, so I haven't been reading a lot of blogs either. I've missed your super sweet comments and creations! And the dyeing isn't too hard. If I can do it, hands down you can do it. But thanks again for being such a lovely lady.

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  30. I think this is a beautiful piece of skirt.
    http://www.eozy.com/dresses

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