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Ariane (my fellow Canadian frugal fox & creator of the brilliant Thrift Outfit blog) and I challenged each other to create a funky look out of the thrifted bits of awesome we received in our international swap…
are you diggin’ that glittery poncho she sent as much as I am?
Crocheted Beanie (Gift from Belle Monde Handmade) €0 – Vintage Sunglasses (thrifted) €0.20 – Earrings (flea market) €0.50 – Poncho (from Ariane) €0 – Longsleeved Tee (had for years) €0 – T-skirt (refashioned) €0 – Leggings (thrifted) €1 – Knit socks (handmade gift) €0 – Chunky-heeled shoes (had for years) €0
Awesome Ariane also sent me the gorgeous embroidered tunic that I had coveted from her Inspire…expire post:
…but what looked fabulous on her appeared as if I’d been playing dress-up in an elementary school costume box on me.
a chop + a bit of elastic & a quick hem =
a delightful new skirt!
Earrings (handmade gift) €0 – Vintage blouse (thrifted) €1 – Skirt (refashioned) €0 – Knit socks (handmade gift) €0 – Geisswein galoshes (ebay) €14 & my solution for saving my bottom from being unintentionally flashed as I walk up the stairs in a skirt: a pair of boxer briefs
and a fantastic vest top!
Longsleeved Tee (had for years) €0 – Embroidered vest top (refashioned) €0 – Belt (thrifted) €1.50 – Jeans (had for years) €0 – Schweden Clogs (had for 17 years – now that’s quality!) €0
Merci Beaucoup Ariane! J’aime mes nouvelles choses de “Thrift Outfit”!
Head on over to Thrift Outfit and check out the amazing way Ariane styled the thrifty Berlin gear I sent + a wee bit of an interview with yours truly…
wanna swap with me? click here
I scored this absolutely amazing 2m x 1.80m length of vintage fabric at the flea market for a mere €1.50!
I haven’t a clue what it’s composed of but it’s super soft, has A LOT of stretch & is semi-transparent with a fab waffle texture.
The question is: Just what should I create with this groovy find?
Vote below for your fave idea & I’ll choose the most popular, get makin’ and share the how-to:
I discovered the perfect light brocade fabric in the form of a vintage table cloth at my fave charity shop & gave it a bath in dark red dye…
the result was even better than I had expected! A lovely deep red hue with a subtly elegant brocade pattern.
The completed kimono jacket is gorgeous & now in its new home in sunny Spain
I can’t wait to see Alison wearing it and eagerly await my fabulous retro tank!
Wanna swap with me? Here’s how!
Remember my groovy drab dress to Hi Lo top transformation?
Here’s what became of that chopped bottom half: