Ahhh, the joys of Autumn in Berlin: humid with that odd little chill that creeps into your bones topped off with non-stop drizzle & mist from the sky. The perfect weather for a light enough to layer, completely waterproof yet totally funky raincoat…but where does one find such amazing outerwear?
You make it of course, my darlings!
My fave thrift shops are full of vintage Kittelkleider (apron dresses) & although most of them are made of slippery, scratchy workwear polyester occasionally I stumble across a sweet soft cotton that begs to be taken home & refashioned…
Such was the case with that lurvly white (and surprisingly stain free) apron dress so I just had to transform it into a fab cropped jacket!
Here’s what I did:
Thrifting online is awesome and I love thrill of opening a fabulous frugal delivery…the only drawback is when what awaits you in your package isn’t quite as advertised (but even then it’s still pretty awesome!):
This cozy flannel dress was described as a size small – I can comfortably wear an average “medium” and was swimming in this + the neckline was so wide that it slid off of my shoulders when I wasn’t shrugging – but for only €1.00 I wasn’t about to complain or send it back so I busted out some basic refashioning skills, got to work and in less than an hour had this beauty:
the perfect €1 plaid dress to go with my fantastic €1 thrifted jacket!
Here’s what I did:
I am over the moon to announce that I’ve joined the DIY divas on Dream a Little Bigger as their resident refashionista!
Head on over and take a gander at my first contribution – a comfy cozy poncho to chase away the autumn chill:
…and my final summer-themed tutorial of 2014?
A fab lil’ swimsuit robe!
Wheeee! Let’s get makin’!
Nothing says “effortless casual style” quite like a comfy pair of overalls:
or in my case “hey crazy lady…wtf are you doing?”
Here’s how to create your own pair of throw-on-and-go overalls in under an hour:
Make that fab vintage find fit perfectly with my quick how-to:
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