Preview: Thrifting Chronicles, $4 Kids Tweed Dress Set

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.


66 thoughts on “Preview: Thrifting Chronicles, $4 Kids Tweed Dress Set

  • Reply petitegourmande June 17, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I enjoy the diverse topics of your blog, esp. on food ventures. I'm a foodie myself.

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  • Reply Joy June 17, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I wish I could alter as well as you do. I don't even know how to do a simple hem job.
    But I think I shall try…very soon!
    Have a great vacation!

  • Reply Ange_du_nord June 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I wish I was talented as you and could take a dress that looks like that and turn it into a custom made tweed dress! Amazing!

  • Reply Bettina June 18, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Wow, what a transformation!

  • Reply Jaclyn June 18, 2012 at 7:25 am

    This looks great! I just found your blog and absolutely love it. Such great fashion tips.

    Stay in the Lines

  • Reply couturecoco June 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    You're hilarious Jean! Amazing 'new' dress and I can't wait to see the matching coat.

  • Reply Ayumi Lafser June 19, 2012 at 12:08 am

    haha! that's awesome! Did you alter it yourself?

  • Reply Closet Full of Nothing June 19, 2012 at 12:53 am

    You are so talented! Love the how you've transformed the dress. Gorgeous as always!


  • Reply Lauren June 19, 2012 at 10:10 am


    You are SERIOUSLY making me regret not paying attention to the sewing lessons my mom shepherded me off to in elementary school. I wish I had even just half of your sewing talent!

  • Reply PetiteAsianGirl June 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Yes it was pretty easy to do…the jacket on the other hand is quite the challenge : )

  • Reply PetiteAsianGirl June 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I'm trying to save on tailoring costs by doing simple things myself. For more complex items will probably have to go back to Hemmingway Tailors

  • Reply PetiteAsianGirl June 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Janki, thank you for the great suggestions. I will definitely try to do that when I write up the post! Lol at the easter basket!

  • Reply PetiteAsianGirl June 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Malika…I don't have enough to say on pearls to do a video, but I love shopping for them on eBay and also the multi-layered ones at Nordstrom rack.

  • Reply PetiteAsianGirl June 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing! That was an interesting read…written many years ago but the concepts still hold true.

  • Reply alittlepetite June 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    wow this looks beautiful!

  • Reply Anonymous June 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Lol to the before pic. Well done.

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