20Sep

Customer Profile: Angie’s Vintage Dress

Angie was sent to us from Merecedes Bien after purchasing this amazing orange vintage gem. The dress has so much potential, but the shoulders were too wide and the front was too revealing for what Angie preferred. Angie's-vintage-dress-final-lores

18Sep

Customer Profile: Nick’s Camo shirt

Nick dropped in with a few items and knew exactly what we wanted. He picked up this camo shirt at Crossroads right down the street. He knew it had potential, and asked if we could slim it and hem the sleeves to short sleeve with a cuffed hem. I was definitely on board. Luckily since we were slimming the sides so much, I was able to do the cuffed hem, no problem! There you have it! Cheap consignment shirt + a little investment in tailoring = wardrobe staple. Nick's camo shirt final lores

05Sep

Customer Profile: Andrea’s Cardi-Blazer

When Andrea came to visit us last, she brought several dresses along with this old blazer to see if there was something we could do with it. The blazer definitely had potential, but something about it wasn’t quite working, so we decided to revamp it! Andrea-cardi-blazer-final-lores

04Sep

Customer Profile: Nick’s Vintage Borrelli Blazer Revamp

Nick has an amazing collection of vintage jackets, the only problem is they don’t fit! However, he understands that because of the quality of these pieces and the fact he could never find anything like it now, they are definitely worth investing in. He started by bringing in this Borrelli blazer along with a knit blazer (that I’m kicking myself I didn’t photograph!) This blazer was just way too big in the shoulders! 1 Nick's Borrelli recut

26Aug

Problem and Solution: Repair Shirt Slice

Well folks, we’ve all done it. In one swift motion you hear that sound and dread looking down because you know what you’re going to find, that dumb dumb dumb hole!! Argh! After you get a few swear words out of your system, then you quickly accelerate to the mourning phase. However you might not have to give up on that shirt because of one silly hole!

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18Aug

Customer profile: Stephanie’s 80s dress revamp

Stephanie picked up this 80′s gem as a freebie in her building. It had a lot of potential, but there was no denying how 80′s it was. What I like to do on pieces like these is take the 80′s and trim it down to the 40′s. Stephanie's-80s-dress-final-lores

15Aug

An Etsy “Oopsy!”

You may remember Emily’s most recent vintage revamp as well as her updated blazer.  This time Emily experienced what many of us have — we order something off Etsy and the clothing doesn’t come quite like it was in the pictures. I have dubbed this an Etsy Oops. Emily’s Etsy oops seems to be blessed with a 3rd boob. A look in itself but unfortunately not what she was aiming for. emily's-etsy-oops-final-lores

11Aug

Customer Profile: Dafna’s King of Pop T-shirt

Well, she’s done it again! Dafna is the master at finding kick-ass clothing with potential at the thrift store and then paying us a visit. Her bargain find this time was a Michael Jackson “King of Pop” T-shirt. It wasn’t the best quality, and was that heavy weight knit that nobody really likes, HOWEVER it was the perfect piece for this project! Dafna-King-of-pop-lores

01Aug

Customer Profile: Kevin’s Suit Re-Cutting

Kevin has been to us a handful of times, and this time he brought in an amazing suit from Redeem, only problem is the jacket in his size was sold out. Since the suit was too cool to pass up, he bought the over-sized coat anyway, and knew just where to bring it. Kevin's-blazer-recut-final-lores

28Jul

Customer Profile: Kristen’s dress to skirt

Kristen came to us with an adorable dress that had been a hand-me-down from her sister. The intricate colored lace layers around the top of the bodice were beautiful, but the shapeless baby doll cut completely hid her figure! We were already using the trim from the bottom of the dress to lengthen a different frock, so we took advantage of the fact that we were already hacking it apart, and decided to make a skirt.
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