Sunday, November 22, 2009

This Just In!

This Just In from Some Like it Vintage!


We have a section of vintage clothing at Some Like it Vintage that is called Creative Vintage. For those who do not know, we up-cycle some of our items. Quite frequently, I will come across an item that is just fabulous, but has been ruined and is not wearable. This is where I can become a vintage handy-person and play fashion designer for a little bit. Sometimes the results are quite stunning - if I do say so myself!


This is a Miss Balmain dress from the 1980s. It had a huge rip in the skirt near the angled hem and for the longest time I could not figure out what to do with it. In a moment of inspiration, I added this stunning black and sequined wide trim to it. VoilĂ . This great dress is completely wearable once more and not in our landfills. That felt good.



My friend Rita helps me out as well. She is a much more accomplished seamstress than I and can create entire outfits from scratch (whereas I can only make alterations). That is a talent I would love to have! Here are a few of her creations.






 

To see all of our Creative Vintage items, visit here!

1 comment:

Rock Paper Vintage said...

WOW- great info!! so creative :D I absolutely LOVE the sequin trim you added to the dress. It's a STUNNER!