22.2.12

Before and After: French Knotted Skirt

I thrifted this dress from a 2nd hand market a couple weeks ago and only just got around to 'repairing it'. At the time I didn't think twice before buying it since it was only $4. But after trying it on I realized that the dress was incredibly ill-fitting and dirty at the top although it does look quite dainty.


But the main reason I had bought it in the first place was because I fell in love with the fabric, off-white and dotted with french knots.


So I removed the top half of the dress, added some elastic and turned it into this:


Still delicate, but actually fitting this time.


27 comments:

Jordi Vilella said...

That's so cool! :D

XX
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mouse said...

it looks amazing :)

megcasson said...

So nice, I love it.

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Anita Anota said...

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House of Avandan said...

Cute skirt!

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The doll on fashion said...

Really pretty, I have a dress in exactly the same material!

The doll on fashion

Desiree Laidler said...

This looks so pretty!

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Lidiya said...

Such a cute skirt, amazing diy <3
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Anna @ IHOD said...

Don't you love a good thrift find?
This is fantastic:)
Love the dots!
Anna

We Can Pretend said...

awesome blog. love this post. we definitely have similar style

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Elin Kling said...

Very nice!

kb said...

ah so cute :) x

Style Servings said...

I loveee that fabric too!

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Steph C. said...

Oooh so so lovely!

xx
-S

http://www.gingerandlace.blogspot.com

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice. xx


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ravenamaru said...

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Su. said...

pretty pretty skirt!!
Su.
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BECOMETHEFASHION said...

Thank you for your comment,
like your blog, if u want we can follow each other!

Love, Suzanne
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Peach Punch said...

Sincerely your blog is amazing and you are a treasure!
definitely a follower, come visit me as well!
xo DIa
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Well... said...

Oh wow you are so resourceful!
Love what you did with thay dress. It makes such a pretty top <3
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Taylor Morgan said...

Awesome! :) I love that texture!

swellmayde said...

soooo adorable!! great job!! beautiful fabric :)

- aimee
SwellMayde DIY's

Lone Wolf Magazine said...

Awesome blog! We love love everything!

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Fabliha said...

wow that looks amazing! :)
xx
INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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Simonetta Degano said...

Very nice...i love it!!

xxx

Simonetta

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K said...

I love hos this skirt turned out!!!
Looks great!! love K