Sunday, November 30, 2008

The look for less...

j.crew cashmere schoolgirl cardigan
retail $129.00 (on sale)

cashmere sweater (thrifted) $4.00
dye (darma trading) 3.99
new buttons (stash)
labor (how to measure)
leather belt (thrifted) .50

vintage drapery fabric (stash)

I finally finished this hot pattern skirt. I dug it out of the black hole. I was having fitting issues, but all is resolved. J.Crew catalog has several different versions of pencil skirts, retail $175.

This is way too much fun!!


12 comments:

poppy said...

I think yours is way cute-er, i like the smaller butttons better than the jcrew large ones, nice job

Alli said...

Love it! Cashmere sweaters are among my favorite things to thrift. Your outfit looks fantastic.

Miscellany Mom said...

Looks wonderful! I have never even considered dying thrifted clothes... thanks for the tip!

Hilary Baumann said...

What color dyes did you use? Saw on refashion that they were from Dharma Trading co. for $3.99. And were they the Acid dyes? I'm in love with that yellow color at the moment and really want to try this.

I do like your outfit better than j crew - really impressive!

Jenny said...

This is just stunning!

Rachel said...

LOVE the colors!

Mary Nanna said...

Very clever. A lovely look for a bargain. Who could ask for more?

goosefairy said...

great dye job on that sweater. how in the world did you do that without felting the sweater!?

Brenda said...

this is beautiful......it's been fun to read your blog.....keep up the good work! see you next time you come in our store.

Melynda said...

I put a diy up on wardrobe refashion. I received several questions on method, color, etc. I ended up loving the color of this sweater, I'm wearing it right now.

J-Mac said...

I love your idea of taking something you love and recreating it for a more reasonable price. Nice work tiger.

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