July Pattern of the Month – UPDATED!

“Thrift Store Couture, darling!” – RuPaul

This month’s challenge is going to let you be as creative as you want! You must use two pieces from your favorite thrift store. They can be any combination you want: shoes and jacket, skirt and shirt, a full suit, it is your choice.

Your challenge is to take these two items from drab to fab!

OR You can refashion something in your closet! Got something you don’t wear anymore, or something that isn’t as Fab as when you first bought it? Refashion that baby!

One yard of fabric must be used or you must make major alterations to the garment.

You can use paint, hand beading, smocking, whatever it is you need to do to make it as fab as you can!

If you need inspiration, here are a few blogs with great examples:
1. http://ofdreamsandseams.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-turn-mens-suit-pants-into-womens.html
2. http://ofdreamsandseams.blogspot.com/2011/11/topturned-pants-upcycling-how-to.html
3. http://frugal-nomics.com/2013/04/beyonce-super-bowl-inspired-bustier/
4. http://frugal-nomics.com/2013/01/diy-studded-denim-jacket-with-leather-sleeves/
5. http://www.trashtocouture.com/p/diy.html

Need some motivation music, check out Thrift Shop by Macklemore! Happy Thrifting!

You must have your final looks into us by July 29th, remember you must be subscribed to the blog to participate.

Project Deadline: July 30th
Next Project Lead: Miesha
Project Guide lines: Fabric can cost no more than $30. No sneak peeks!

  • Devona
    Posted at 10:11h, 28 June Reply

    Oh heck yes, I love thrifting! This will be so much to to see what people come up with.

    • admin
      Posted at 17:46h, 28 June Reply

      As do I! I adore it – I am so excited! Hopefully, the Thrift Gods shine on my Goodwill this month!

  • Tabitha
    Posted at 18:00h, 28 June Reply

    My favorite thing in the whole wide world!!! THRIFTING!!!!

  • Kellie
    Posted at 01:26h, 02 July Reply

    Thrift store shopping? My mom is gonna LOVE this 🙂

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