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Spring Break Project #3: Completed by Jomarie!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yup, as my title says, my dearest cousin Jomarie was the one to do Spring Break Project #3. I had a really hard time altering a dress that I thrifted with Erin:


I was in love with this dress right when I set my eyes on it even though it was, as my sister called it, "frumpy." But I couldn't put it down (Erin can testify to that statement!). However, when I tried to alter it, I got really confused... so I took it to my younger cousin, who is amazingly talented with a sewing machine.

Sidenote: Actually, when I was a senior in high school and she was a sophomore in high school, she made my prom dress!


(Bahahah, my 17-year-old self is so awkward...)


So Jomarie is amazing. She taught me how to make my dress into a skirt and taught me how to make another skirt that I'll be wearing on Easter Sunday. :) As I was working on those other projects, I handed over the thrifted dress and let her take on the "frumpy dress".

The result?


She was able to alter the length, the waist, change the cut at the top and change the straps. Basically, she made it perfect. :)




This is my new favorite dress. I want to wear it all the time! I haven't fit a dress this perfectly since... well, since prom. :P

Dress:Thrifted and altered by Jomarie (my cousin) || Belt: Thrifted || Flats: Borrowed from Carmel


So thank you again to my cousin, Jomarie, for all of her hard work and for making this dress ten million times better than I ever could. :) I love you!

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12 Comments:

Blogger Lea said...

So amazing! I wish I had someone to pawn off alterations on :) hehe, well, not pawn per say... But I'm jealous of my coworker/roommate too, because she throws all that sort of stuff to her grandmother, who is more than happy to help out. The print on that dress is so lovely. I'm so so glad that you rescued it :)

April 19, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

OMG, that dress is sheer perfection now!! I can't believe your cousin did all of that. That girl has got some skills. I love the cut of the top and the bottom of the dress. I can't stop staring at it!! Oh, its so perfect for spring.

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April 19, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Erin and Caroline said...

This dress looks SOO good on you! One of my favorites. =) Just don't go eat Kbbq in it okay? =P

Love,
Erin

April 19, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

oh my dear! That 'new' dress looks amaaaaaaaaazing! I so badly shich I would sew like your cousin, so I could buy vintage dresses and MAKE them fit me ^^ x

April 19, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

My jaw dropped when I saw the finished result! That dress fits you like a dream. The floral print reminds me a lot of gorgeous French decor. It looks great with the belt you paired with it!

Cindy
Style Soufflé

April 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger kate maggie said...

Caroline! Oh my goodness, you look seriously STUNNING in this dress. I cant believe how it used to look and how it looks now. Seriously. Jaw dropping. You look amazing. Come and alter a few dresses for me now! hehe. xoxo

April 19, 2011 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

She made your prom dress when she was a sophomore in high school?
HOLY CRAP.
This girl has some serious talent.
Get her on the E! channel or something. She is going to go far.

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

April 19, 2011 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

OMG, what a transformation! So amazing.

April 19, 2011 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Steffys Pros and Cons said...

your dress is so cute its so perfect for spring!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

April 19, 2011 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Oh my goodness. The final result is amazing! I so love, love the look of it. And I think, it just might be my new fave dress on you! Yay, happy wearing. xx veronika

April 20, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Pretty Things said...

AMAZING! i'm so jealous of her talents!

http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

xxx

April 25, 2011 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I'm so jealous of these sewing and altering skills! Such a pretty dress!
Amanda
fromaheartoverflowing.blogspot.com

February 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM  

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