Sunday, December 5, 2010

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I made this dress out of a skirt that I thrifted.  I thought that I might still be able to wear it as a skirt, but when I tried to this weekend, it just didn’t work….the waist was way too big and the straps did not want to lay down on the inside of the skirt.  So I settled myself to the fact that this is one piece that I don’t have to have 20 different ways to wear it.  I LOVE this dress.  I love the color.  I love the fit.  The straps.  The length.  All of it!  I just feel pretty when I wear it!

Speaking of “feeling”, I see a ton of blogs where the blogger wears some really short skirts or shorts; but they really don’t seem that short on them.  But I can only go so short before I feel like a trollop!  Even when I was younger, I really didn’t wear things that short.  Do you ever see looks on other bloggers that you love on them, but when you try to do it, you feel ridiculous?

DRESS:  Thrifted and remade from skirt. Remixed here and here

JACKET:  Thrifted

BOOTS:  Thrifted

NECKLACE:  Fashioned from a pin

A little MADNESS!


  1. So, Serene, what did you make the straps from. I have thrifted several skirts that I won't wear until next summer and had considered trying ribbon for the straps, but I worry that that won't be heavy enough.

    As for length, yes, I admire it on younger bloggers, but somehow the state of my legs suggests I should no longer do "short."

  2. oh,no. you caught me at my weakness...short skirts. I love 'um but have to edit. I feel great, until I look in the mirror. But I always try and push it...

  3. Terri, I made the straps from a belt that I thrifted. It was a heavy fabric belt and I loved the irridesent (I know that's misspelled) quality to it. I actually feel good about my legs, my sweet husband gives me so many compliments on them, I just feel so exposed. Believe it or not, I think there's a prude living inside of me!

    Paula, You rock the short skirts! I really love that you always push it and it actually works!

  4. Serene, I really like two things here...your boots and the way you fixed your hair. I so wish I had your creative talents to sew and recreate a dress like this. The straps work perfectly. Short skirts are so far in my past...probably never to return. SIGH!

  5. Oh yes, other bloggers inspire me, but I can't always pull off what they can. It's still fun to try. Love that you worked with the skirt and made it something new! Great boots.
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  6. Love this homemade dress. I actually am a little iffy with short skirts, even though I'm pretty short myself. Sometimes I think I'm too old to wear minis, but I guess I'll keep wearing them til I can't pull them off anymore. Anyway, the color on your dress is perfect!


  7. I do have a difficult skirt that is very pretty but so wrong at the same time. I shall try to do something like that.Did you get the straps cutting a pieces of the skirt material?????
    Brilliant idea!!! It does work!!!

  8. Hahaha, I totally understand. I can not do short skirts or dresses. If you take a close look at some of my dresses you can see the crease of the old hem before I had it taken out. I don't think it's an age thing, more of a modesty thing. I know, funny, right?
    Great dress! Love the color.

  9. aww, great boots! Looking sleek :D

  10. Hello Serene. . oh yes i love this dress. It is a habit of mine to reappropriate dresses into skirts and vice versa. . and you look like you're enjoying every bit of this. I love your hair this way too!

    PS The Chocolate Buffet post is up! x


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