Saturday, September 21, 2013

My Thrift Style






This post is a combo of a thrift score and a make because.... I thrifted this fabric! I know... crazy right...! It's hard to believe that someone would give up this "chambray" fabric. I don't know exactly what the fabric is but I think that it might be a cotton polyester blend. I love that it looks like chambray and that it has polka dots too. Little white and red ones. The red ones are not showing up well in the photos but believe me... they and all their cuteness are very much there.



When I found this fabric, I immediately thought that I would make this pattern but then I forgot my plan until I was finished making the Lisette dress and I came across the Vogue pattern later....oh boy..I tend to get so easily distracted. Nothing new folks, nothing new.
My dress is almost an exact replica of the sample dress on the envelope...I don't do this often but I am so pleased with the results.

My Review: 

Pattern: Lisette Simplicity 2246

Fabric used: A cotton polyester "chambray" that I thrifted! Oh yeeeeaaah!!!

Instructions:The instructions were straight forward and easy.  

Changes I made: I didn't make any changes to this pattern....which is unusual for me but I could and may yet add tabs with buttons to the sleeves for a more "safari" look. 

Repeat worthy? Yes! I really like this pattern and enjoyed making this dress. 



Dress:self made Purse:The Limited(thrifted) Shoes:Denver Hayes
I also thrifted this purse and I liked it with my blue dress to kind of ease myself into fall colors. I think this dress would also look great with brown boots and a cardigan as the temperature drops. I can see this dress being worn quite often this fall!

17 comments:

  1. You thrift the best things! Great make. It looks so naturally you! and oh the purse. I love it.

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  2. I'm going to chose to believe that who ever thrifted that fabric was not a sewer, cause it's the perfect basic with a twist. You're gonna get a lot of wear out of that dress! Drool, drool, drool.

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    1. I have hardly taken it off since i made it!!

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  3. Oh, I love your style so much! This dress is so pretty and I think I need a shirt-dress now!

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  4. Oh, how I love shirt dresses! And in chambray - perfect! I found one at an op shop earlier this year and can absolutely confirm that it works just as well with sandals in summer as it does with boots and cardi for Autumn :)

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    1. Thanks! I know that I will wear this dress a lot!

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  5. How strange that someone would donate such lovely fabric! But lucky you for finding it. A perfect match of pattern and fabric!

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    1. Thanks Philippa! It was such a lucky find!

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  6. Wow you always find the greatest stuff at your thrift shop!!

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    1. Here in Nova Scotia, we are lucky to have some great used clothing stores. If you ever visit...I'll give you a tour!

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  7. Oh... so pretty dress in perfect fabric. I think every women should have this type of dress on their wardrobe, so I am going to make it before winter:-)

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    1. Thanks Hana! I have worn this one so much already and this pattern was so easy. Can't wait to see yours.

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  8. Such a great find and your dress is perfect for these beautiful sunny "now Fall" days.
    You have matched your "keen thrift eyes" with your "wonderful sewing skills" for a lovely new addition to your wardrobe.
    Well done, again!

    Almeda :)

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  9. Very nice! Your shirt dress looks great; I thought you were going to say you'd thrifted this amazing dress but a few sizes too big and had to make it fit :).

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