Sunday, August 7, 2011

La cucaracha, La Juli

You know her as the "New Dress A Day" girl. I know her as "totally awesome, I want your life." I mean come on, you get to be on Oprah and Nate Berkus because you cut, sew and totally re-design old lady dresses?!? Who needs a day job when you can get sponsered to do that? So I took my turn on the revamp ride and turned little miss "I will serve you a margarita con me sombrero" into "Si senor, I will stand here cute while you fan me" {ok, ok, I know I am in a silly mood today}

I took a $6.99 dress from the Goodwill {new one on 4th street!} shortened it and added some pleats in the back so my butt didn't look like it was having a rendezvous in a circus tent. I am so pleased with the way it came out that I wore it two days in a row {kind of a rarity for me} There were no tags in the dress and the intricut detail has me convinced that this vintage find was homemade or as fancy people say, custom designed. I love it!

Adios mi amigos!


Jes said...

I totally LOVE it. It takes a good eye to spot something you can change. I've been doing that with skirts recently. Now I wish I had paid more attention to my mom's sewing lessons! Great job!

Jessica said...

Amazing how you made that moo moo look like an anthropologie dress!
Your too talented! Love it!

Danielle said...

Super cute remodel! I totally love Marissa too.

Anonymous said...

you are a very talented person
all ways like seeing what you are going to come up with