When you want to update one of your mom’s old outfits.
Victoria had this awesome two-piece hand-me-down from her mother. The color was darling and the lace details were exquisite , but all of it together was a bit too much. She felt like something had to go.
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When you find an awesome vintage suit but it’s a bit too big…
Jalyn Rose found this awesome vintage suit on ebay but it was a bit too big for her. She wanted it oversized, but the sleeves were too big and the pants were much too long…
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When you want that oversized blazer look, but not quite THAT oversized.
Nicole found this blazer Goodwill and knew it had potential. She wanted the oversized blazer look, but this was a little too oversized for her frame. The shoulder caps were hanging off of her shoulders, the chest had a bit of a fold, and the back was baggy…
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When you bust a move…right out out of your vintage dress.
Anna wore this stunning, delicate lace vintage dress to a wedding, and as she told me “my enthusiastic dancing caused me to hulk out of the arm pits.” One, this was one of my favorite messages I’ve ever received, and Two I was so up for the challenge…
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When you have a family heirloom sweater that doesn’t quite fit. Laura brought in this fun sweater that her partner’s grandmother hand-knit. As you can see, it was quite large for her. She originally thought it might be a lost cause, especially since while it was so big, the colors…
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Quite often I like to use the phrase “where there’s a will there’s a way.” I get such a variety of projects, simple and complex and the amount of work that goes into the piece varies so much. It is not for me to decide what’s worth it, but instead what’s possible, and then you decide whether you want to move ahead with the project or not.
This jacket had previously belonged to Jane’s boyfriend, so as you can imagine there was some sentimental value to the garment, in addition to it be a really nice quality coat to begin with. I wanted to help figure out a way that this could be a wardrobe staple and fit her style, but clearly the jacket was way too big for her frame…
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