The Inevitable Donning of the DIY Dress


Remember that dress I sorta made last Spring from an old thrift store jumper? Well, I finally got around to wearing it. (I still wish I had taken better images of the progress and before/after shots. Oh well. Next time.) I decided, though, that I still wasn’t a big fan of the way the bodice looked, so I layered a poet’s blouse underneath it. Also, the short length made me nervous in the Summer breeze, so here I am in tights. The solution to any windy woes, I reckon.




I really adore it without the jacket over top of the dress and blouse, but the day was chilly and rainy, so I donned my regular Fall uniform- that is to say, my favorite virgin wool Pendleton blazer.

Outfit Details:

dress: thrifted and altered | blouse: thrifted | jacket: thrifted
belt: thrifted | tights: Target | shoes: thrifted | gloves: Urban Outfitters


8 Responses

  1. andrea says:

    The dress is truly amazing :)

  2. Mandy Ford says:

    Cute! I love it with the green tights :)

  3. I would never ever think green stockings would look nice. You are really pulling it off perfectly though here. I love the outfit. great job!

  4. Michelle Gautreaux says:

    beautiful as always!!!
    just stopping in to say hi! miss ya!!

  5. Stephanie says:

    This is your best look yet!!
    love the photos too

  6. Sarah C says:

    This dress is so pretty. I love it.

  7. Michelle says:

    So cute! I love altering vintage jumpers! It is amazing how different they can look by cutting them off & making them short! :)
    I had those exact green tights in my hand yesterday at Target & I put them back! :( They are so cute on you… I am running there tomorrow I have to have them now! Lol!

  8. Pakaian anak says:

    When I see you photos, you make me smile for a while and love your dress