Thursday, May 17, 2012

Granny Wardrobe Challenge

I was asked by Tori of My Thrifty Chic to do a Wardrobe Challenge: Granny Re-do.  First and foremost, if you like to be stylish and budget friendly then you want to keep up with Tori's blog which is full of outfit and fashion posts that won't hurt your wallet at all.  One of my favorite features in her blog is her outfit posts where almost everything she wears comes from a second hand store or thrift shop.  I think that's amazing.  That takes a lot of time, patience, and an "eye" for key pieces.  I'd love to go shopping with her one day!
The granny re-do challenge: get something from your grandmother's closet (or something vintage and thrifted) and re-make it into something modern.  I do not consider myself a fashion blogger at all, however, I do love fashion; clothes, shoes, accessories, you name it.  Needless to say I accepted the challenge, and took the opportunity to use my newly discovered sewing skills to make a dress from two different vintage shirts that I bought from the Goodwill and Salvation Army.  You might recognize one of the shirts from my thrift tour post.  Please take the time to check out what my other fellow bloggers did for this wardrobe challenge!

I cut off the top part of the orange shirt and attached the bottom half to the bottom of the cream shirt.  I took in a few inches on both sides and then ended up with my very own color block dress that looks very similar to those seen in magazines.  I'm quite pleased with my end result.  Mission accomplished.
Franco Sarto leopard print pumps
Thrifted clutch / F21 feather necklace
L Chico's bracelet, thrifted mesh ring/ R Nordstrom BP owl ring, Target watch

Check out these fashionable ladies who participated in the Granny Re-Do Challenge:

Top Left: Katie from - Hems for Her
Top Center: [ME] Christine from - Dela Chic 
Top Right: Kari from - Style at a Steal 
Bottom Left: Melissa from - The Key to Chic 
Bottom Middle: Tori from - My Thrifty Chic 
Bottom Right: Megan from - The Frugalista Diaries

Thanks so much Tori for the opportunity to do the wardrobe challenge! I had a lot of fun with it.


Courtney Erin said...

It looks so great!!!! And you know I adore that you paired it with leopard print shoes.

Courtney ~

Hogger and Co. said...

GIIIIIIRL, can you make me one?? Sooo awesome, it looks brilliant with the animal print! Talented, you are.

simplyvonne said...

you did a great job! i love getting a good deal at thrift store but even better when you can make something cool (like your dress) from it.

have a great day!

Bows and Sparrows said...

Nicely done! I might have to try this out. :)

The Key To Chic said...

Love the creativity! Such a fun idea! I think you did an amazing job!

Katie- Hems for Her said...

Oh, I love it! Great job. And the orange and cream look awesome with the leopard print!

Closet Fashionista said...

You did such a great job with this challenge! I love it :D :D

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! I love the colorblocking!!

Style at a $teal

Anonymous said...

you definitely don't look like a granny! i'm jealous of your sewing skills, though.


Tori said...

First off, Thank you for taking my challenge!! Secondly, what a fantastic transformation!! I am so in love with this dress, I would have never thought about color blocking to tops! So cool!!

MOSAMUSE said...

great shoes!!

jamie-lee said...

I have to say that this is one of the cleverest DIY things I have ever seen. I love that you recycled a couple pieces from your grans wardrobe into a dress that is so on trend and looks incredibly chic on you :)

LyddieGal said...

See, I would never even think to bother picking up some shapeless oversized tees while thrifting, but your end result is so cute and chic!

Chic on the Cheap

my thrifty closet said...

Wow Christine you did a fantastic job. The color block dress is fabulous. simple execution...thrifty project with amazing results. Well done! I love it! and thanks for the links too!


Gina said...

i love that outfit:) you did a fantastic job accessorizing and putting it together! good for you! :)gina

Alex Elizabeth said...

Ohh I love this! If I could sew I would totally be doing it, but I think I'll have to search stores instead!

Julie ( said...

Nice job with your dress!!

Laura Go said...

christine, this turned out GREAT! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you wore it with leopard pumps! Such a chic look!

♥ laura
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