Dafna seems to have a gift for finding amazing pieces at the thrift and consignment stores (don’t forget her latest Michael Jackson Tee revamp). This glorious piece she scored at Buffalo Exchange on 14th street. Even though it didn’t fit right, it is very clear why she needed to buy it and revamp it.


She could get the dress on, but it was too tight for comfort, especially across the chest (gotta love those shapeless dresses…) so we discussed options for letting it out. Since there wasn’t enough excess built into the dress, we knew we needed to add panels. Dafna mentioned she likely wanted it to be shorter, so we settled on taking the panels from the hem, and adding them into the sides. Magically, they were just the right length. After a few adjustments, this baby was up and running and ready to dazzle the streets of DC.







After II



After: side panel detail taken from original hem


If you have not been to that Buffalo yet, go there, seriously. You can get your fix with on-trend pieces, but guilt free since they are already 2nd hand. And their prices are oh so sweet. Good luck!

Do you have a kick-ass garment with potential but it doesn’t fit or it needs more shape? We are just the people to call! Schedule an appointment at (202)567-7668 or email us at info@gingerrootdesign.com.

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Here’s another Buffalo revamp we did a while back: drop waist bag dress to super tailored sun dress.


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Kristen is one of the owners and founders of Ginger Root Design and ReVamp ReWear Design and Tailoring.

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