Thursday, August 29, 2013

Diane Freis Refashion

Ruby Ring and Earrings: Gifts from Hubby
Red Beads: Great Grandmother's
Yellow Beads: Burk's Outlet
Black Leather Belt: Commissioned from Local Leather Shop
Top: Spiegel Outlet
Skirt: Refashioned
Heels: Thrifted

I was in a Goodwill buying a blazer (it will eventually appear here, I'm sure), when I decided to glance through the dresses.  I shop with my hands.  I knew I had hit silk about the same time as my brain told me what my eyes were seeing.  The most wildly printed silk dress I had ever had the privilege of beholding!  I pondered a moment.  I put it back (crazy talk right?).  I walked two steps away then turned and lunged for it!

The reason for my hesitation?  It was $9!  That's big bucks when I'm thrifting. :o)  But it was silk!  And I couldn't stop starring at the craaaazy print!  I new I had to take it home and turn it into a skirt.

The skirt portion of the dress had a faux wrap piece going up across the front.  I just knew I could trim the under layer to go up too and end up with a lovely wrapped high-low hem.  It worked just as I thought it would.  *Fist pump in the air* YES! :o)


Linking up with Passion for Fashion

PS:  When I got home I thought the label looked designer-ish so I looked her up.  So um, some people are paying anywhere up to $200 for these dresses!  Hubby asked if I wanted to put her on Ebay.  I will admit I DID consider it (briefly), but the elastic was stretched out in the waist so it wouldn't get premium price anyways.  So I said nope, I gotta keep that fantastic, wild print! :o)  For anyone curious to see it in all its original glory...Ta-Dah!


  1. OMG!!!! There is actually someone who loves wild prints as much as I do. Woohoo! You stroke gold with that dress and turned it into a fabulous skirt. Love your bubble necklace and the shoes. I am now your newest follower. Have a lovely holiday weekend.

    1. Welcome to my piece of the web Lenya! Thanks for all the sweet comments.

  2. Hello Diana, you are colourful girl after my own heart, and I am sure we are going to be great blogger fiends.

  3. Following you inmediately if not sooner, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    1. "Immediately if not sooner" it, I will be using that! Thanks Sacramento and Bienvenidos!

  4. Fabulous remake!! Also, your great-grandmother had goo taste; thy necklace is to die for!

  5. Love it! What an awesome print. Glad you didn't give this one up on ebay :)

    1. I know, right? I still can't believe I ever had second thoughts about it! :o)

  6. What a fab print. You will be able to wear that skirt with everything!


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