Friday, November 13, 2009

This Just In!

This Just In!

We have a section of vintage clothing that is called Creative Vintage. For those who do not know, we up-cycle some of our items. Quite frequently, I will come across an item that is just fabulous, but has been ruined and is not wearable. This is where I can become a vintage handy-person and play fashion designer for a little bit. Sometimes the results are quite stunning - if I do say so myself!


This is a Miss Balmain dress from the 1980s. It had a huge rip in the skirt near the angled hem and for the longest time I could not figure out what to do with it. In a moment of inspiration, I added this stunning black and sequined wide trim to it. VoilĂ . This great dress is completely wearable once more and not in our landfills. That felt good.



My friend Rita helps me out as well. She is a much more accomplished tailor than I and can create entire outfits from scratch (whereas I can only make alterations). That is a talent I would love to have! Here are a few of her creations.








 

To see all of our Creative Vintage items, visit here!
Wishing you all a wonderful Friday. 


3 comments:

Ms. B said...

Love the last dress, so pretty!!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I am totally impressed! Miss Balmain should have been so lucky and that dress gets another life. Kind of like a face lift, eh? Love your friends designs...especially the last one..very elegant!

Keith said...

Hello. So how's your weekend been? I hope you've been having a good one. Mine's been full of rest and relaxation. I always enjoy stopping by and commenting on your blog. Take care. Have a great week ahead. Cheers!