Monday, 15 June 2015

Column of Crochet

Another great example of a prime varagesale find that just needed a bit of work!

This gorgeous crochet column maxi was on VS for only $12! The lining that it came with was obscenely, indecently short on me, so I cut it, and sewed in a full length lining.

Then I turned the crochet inside out and resewed each of the tier lines (since they kept coming apart). And voila! $12 plus about $3 for lining fabric and about 10 minutes at the sewing machine for this awesome little number.
I wore this for an afternoon family gathering to celebrate my nephew's 12th birthday. It was comfy and easy to wear and still managed to garner a few compliments!

Do you ever buy clothes from garage sales or virtual garage sales?

I've scored some really great items secondhand lately - I think this may be one of my faves!
Maxi Dress - Thrifted: similar / similar / similar
Denim Jacket - Old Navy: similar / similar / similar
Wedges - The Bay: similar / similar / similar

Link ups!
A Touch of Tartan // I Do DeClaire // Garay Treasures // Bless Her Heart Y'all // Elegantly Dressed & Stylish // Fizz & Frosting // Mahogany Closet // More Pieces of Me // Pink Sole // Style Nudge

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  1. OMG ... love that skirt Tea! I think this outfit is an all time favorite on you!
    Dawn Lucy

    1. Thanks Dawn! I will totally admit that this is not the type of dress I usually go for. So glad I DIDN'T go with my gut on this one! It's so comfy and beautiful at the same time. And I absolutely love it.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Tea~ this is fabulous on it!! And I'm so envious of your sewing skills. I unfortunately have none. I've become a huge fan of Poshmark and have scored several super cheap second hand items there.

    1. Debbie,
      I've never heard of Poshmark! I'll have to check them out. There's just something about a great find that you get secondhand or for a super-deal! Makes wearing it all the more fun!
      If I didn't have sewing skills absolutely NONE of my clothes would fit properly! I've always been a "hard-to-fit" and thankfully my mother taught me at a fairly young age how to alter, let down hems and change waistlines! It's never too late to try and learn a new skill though! I have 2 little boys and I fully intend to teach both of them how to sew - my hubby can sew, so why not them?
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. What a gorgeous dress Tea, you look stunning in it too.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  4. Hi Tea
    I love lace dresses and my name is Jess, I am addicted to Poshmark. Love it with the jacket but it has been so hot here lately, 100 degrees!

    thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx