Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Urban Renewal

I recently read a really cool blog post about a girl who takes over-sized t-shirts and turns them into cute little outfits. (Her name is Mari Santos and she showcases her creations on a web-site called Urban Renewal, in case you are interested.) On a recent trip to the thrift store, I decided I wanted to try a little Urban Renewal of my own. I bought an an over-sized dress for $3.00 and spent about 1 1/2 hours making it into something worth wearing. I am thrilled with the results!

This is soooo much easier and so much cheaper than trying to make a dress from scratch. I have two other thrift store dresses waiting in the wings and I can't wait to get my hands on some old t-shirts. This is going to be fun.

11 comments:

Carl & Rosemarie Brauning said...

LOVE IT! That's a hot number to paint the town red in! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Melissa said...

Wow you are so talented! What an amazing piece of work! I love it. And I love the after pictures with the smiles and hair done- so classic. Way to go- Super mom! Now if we can figure out how to make shirts that are too small into something. I bought a t-shirt for Brandon and it is too tight- but it was 40 bucks! Hard Rock Cafe shirt from Bogota. Dang it.

Vanessa said...

that is amazing! I miss thrift store shopping with you :(

Andy and Jessica said...

WoW! What a cute dress! You did a fantastic job transforming your thrift find into something so very cute. :-) Your talents are amazing.
(we to have not seen the sun in over two weeks, and it is cold and snowing a ton. I am already looking forward to the spring-is that bad?)

Emily said...

Oh My!!! Kim you are so talented. Seriously that is such a cute dress. I need to leasr how to do that.

Jen said...

You are so talented! What an adorable dress!

Margo said...

Like I have said, I would be rich if I could bottle your creativity and then sell it. I can't wait to see what else you transform.

liz stanley said...

wow, amazing! how did you do it? tutorial, please!

Autumn said...

Go Kim!! You are so talented. I wish I had the patience and skills that you do. I think my attempt at the same thing would definitely take 6 hours plus. I saw the transformation you mentioned and thought how much I'd love to be able to do something. I'll live it out through you. I can't wait to see more!! I love it.

Stacey and Brody Miller said...

You are awesome. I love the transformation. Can you do that to all my clothes? I need help here.

Anonymous said...

Wow, That is pretty amazing! I am really impressed by your abilities. The girl has TALENT I tell ya!