Preview: Thrifting Chronicles, $4 Kids Tweed Dress Set

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Happy Friday, readers! I’m currently on vacation and hope to resume posting next week. I know I owe many of you emails from months past, so thank you again for your patience. Just wanted to do a quick preview of one of my favorite thrift store finds to date – a little girls Easter twinset which I’ve converted into a flirty tweed sheath dress, all for $4! I look forward to sharing more about this (and the simple alterations performed) soon.

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  1. I love that dress!

    Xo Megan

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  3. Lydia wrote:

    Oh my, the sheath dress is gorgeous, even more after seeing how the old version looks 🙂 I wished I had your talent…

    Lydia
    http://www.theyoungertwingirl.blogspot.com

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  4. Malika wrote:

    i love this outfit…it looks very pretty on you!…can u please do a you tube video on necklaces especially pearls. I absolutely love your taste! very similar to my personal choice..

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  6. gorgeous look! i love it!! 🙂

    http://www.kellydillon.com

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  7. *chic

    Posted 6.15.12 Reply
  8. Pigtails!

    The before looks like a bathrobe but I can see the potential (the minty color and texture is soo cute). Love the after because it looks so chich and luxe! Have fun with Khatu (saw her post on Instagram)!

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  9. Jacki wrote:

    Wow! Looks amazing.

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  10. Borka wrote:

    I love the dress!
    lucky you found it!
    I´ve been looking for one and still can´t find THE ONE!
    Have a great weekend!
    Xox
    BORKA
    http://chicfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  11. Priscilla wrote:

    You're really good at making a piece of cloth better! I love it!

    http://blowarainbow.blogspot.com/

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  12. Very inspired by your amazing alterations, the dress after is gorgeous.

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  13. Very inspired by your amazing alterations, the dress after is gorgeous.

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  14. Janki wrote:

    Enjoy your well deserved vacation..though I'm dying to know how you transformed this! I seriously need to get a sewing machine and start working on this. If you can, please give us some hints on the key elements that showed potential for the before piece and how you thought up the tailoring in your mind. There is a savers near me, and another fabulous thrift who but I always just buy my size. I need to develop the eye you have. Can't wait!

    Your before picture is missing a giant Easter basket filled with goodies! Lol.

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  16. wow!! i might stop by a nearby thrift store this weekend… you inspire me!

    http://www.StyleAt30.com
    -Jo

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  17. lisacng wrote:

    Great DIY as always. Love that statement necklace too! Have fun on vacay!

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  18. skhang wrote:

    Your before pix is too funny. I look forward to your full post soon. BTW enjoy your vacation.

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  19. A. Chua wrote:

    that's pretty awesome! you're so resourceful o.o
    you look like you were trying to control your laughter in the "before" picture. XD

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  20. Vicky wrote:

    OMG,Jean! The after look is fabulous!!! You are amazing!!

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  21. Anonymous wrote:

    interesting…I love how you can think of such great ideas to transition an ugly piece into something wearable and pretty.

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  22. Anonymous wrote:

    LOVE!! That dress looks gorgeous on you. If you ever decide to sell it, please let us know!

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  23. Kat wrote:

    WOW! What an awesome find! I can't fit kids anymore… width wise 🙁

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  24. LOL Jean hilarious! You and Nick must have had some fun dressing you up for the before pic 😛 Have a great vacation!

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  25. Oh my gosh! You made that look amazing! And I LOVE that necklace!!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  26. jentan wrote:

    That looks great! Excited to see how you achieved this.

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  27. Jackie wrote:

    Ohhh!! This is awesome, Jean!

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  28. Law Moda wrote:

    what an awesome idea ::running to the thrift store::

    lawmoda.blogspot.com

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  29. Omg! You are so good at this!

    backtofive.blogspot.com

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  30. Ana Ponick wrote:

    Very nice!

    ;*

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  31. Oh my word… it's like a total transformation. The dress is SO pretty and chic on you, I just love it.

    xo, Yi-chia

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  32. Elissa wrote:

    HAHA the pigtails!

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  33. Cute!!!

    octoberchic.com

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  34. Vivian wrote:

    Whoa, where do you get it tailored? Or do you tailor it yourself?

    js-go.blogspot.com

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  36. Great find!
    And that necklace is awesome!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  37. Anonymous wrote:

    Wow! This looks great — probably took it in at the sides to contour your body, right? Are you also going to have the jacket altered as well?

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  38. That's a great find! The necklace is amazing as well 🙂

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  39. Fanny wrote:

    lovely ^^

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  40. wow it's quite a big difference! The "new" dress is gorgeous and elegant

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  41. LAURA wrote:

    omgg what an amazing result! do you alter your clothes by yourself?

    Laura x

    demure-porcelain.blogspot.com

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  42. Angie wrote:

    really cool! love the pigtails, haha.

    xo
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

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  43. Anonymous wrote:

    That's amazing.

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  44. ERIKA wrote:

    OMG this is GORGEOUS Jean!!! I love the after look so much!!!! Take me thrifting with you!!!!! You have an amazing eye for things, I really wish I had that same eye so I could stop buying random things thinking they could work when in reality I just have no idea what the potential could be since I'm too busy with the current state of clothing items. Adore this look on you!

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  45. Suzie Q wrote:

    Wow, definitely inspirational! Love how you have an eye for finding potential in thrift clothes. Can't wait for the full post. Have a great time on your vacation!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    http://www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  46. Sabrina wrote:

    I'm seriously both impressed and inspired! I already know that I can get away with certain things from the children's department, but I'm totally awed by how you made this kiddie dress into a genuinely stylish and classic piece! Way to go, Jean!

    xoxo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.thepetitestyle.com

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  47. Sabrina wrote:

    How cool! Can't wait to read about your alterations :))

    x
    Sabrina
    a pixie's view on fashion

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  48. newpetite wrote:

    Oh wow! Cant wait for the post! have a fun time.

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  49. this is SO fun! you are inspiring me to get a few pieces altered so they are actually wearable! i love it!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  50. Michelle wrote:

    Lol! at the before picture!

    That is a great color on you. I also love the bold necklace with the tweed!

    Enjoy your vacation!

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