DIYs & Tutorials

DIY Summer Outfit

September 8, 2013
Floral dress: Before

I found this frumpy but kinda sweet muumuu-shaped dress at a thrift store in the L.5 ($0.25) box and brought it home to turn it into a more versatile summer two-piece. I love the feeling of finding far-from-impressive clothing items and performing surgery on them. It’s great for my currently limited budget (I’m on saving mode…plans, plans plans!) and keeps my sewing skills from getting rusty.

After: Summer Two-Piece outfit idea for summer

I revamp most of my thrifted items but unfortunately I rarely ever post about the “Before”. Sometimes it’s just a small detail, but ohhh what a difference something as tiny as buttons can make!

Floral two-piece DIY is ideal for summer
Two-piece: thrifted dress, Hat: Forever21, Earrings: vintage from grandma.
Two-piece outfit

Anyway, I love Before & Afters anything so I’m hoping you guys do to, because I plan to turn this into a new post category. Any clever ideas for the category name? Feel free to leave your feedback! And if you think this sailor collar is a little too crazy, feel free to vent out as well!

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  • Daniela Chimal September 8, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Enserio que quisiera tener tu habilidad para coser y tranformar cosas y hacerlas tan bellas! soy tu fannnsss!


  • Juliette September 9, 2013 at 2:00 am


    Only you could see the potential in that piece, wish I had your sewing abilties. I specially love how the skirt turned out!

  • Juliette September 9, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Oh and by the way loving you super long hair!

  • September 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I think you did a great job with this! So fashionable. Love the sailor collar, glad you kept that.

  • Taty Smith September 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Nunca habría pensado transformar las batas que tanto se parecen a las que mi abuela utiliza, reamente te quedo muy bonito!!!

  • luzmaría Alam September 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Que buenas habilidades, nadie se imaginaría algo así
    me gustó.


    xo Ruzu

  • Eesh September 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I love what you did with it! The skirt especially.

    The Other side of Paradise

  • Maha and Amal September 25, 2013 at 5:21 am

    We love love how it turned out in the end! much love to you dear!

    Hope we get to meet you one day!

    Maha & Amal

  • Yuka Goto September 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I LOVE how you made it to two pieces! looks great….! I’m so inspired!
    and you are so beautiful…<3