Lazy Saturdays

upcycled thursdays: revamped jumper

First of all, I think it’s important to point out how hideous this jumper originally was. The color, the length. Oh my. When I found it at the thrift store, I thought that it was one the worst pieces I’ve purchased, but it fit my belly so I had to come up with something to do with it. And I like a challenge. I’m pretty stoked with the result.

I did three easy things. First, I used dark brown Rit dye to dye it a chocolate brown(how to dye your clothes tutorial here). Then I adjusted the straps so that the waist seam didn’t hit me at the largest part of my belly and added new buttons. Lastly, I took the hem up. It was one of the easiest upcyclings I’ve done and the results are pretty drastic. It will be noce to have a roomy skirt now that we’ve officially hit summer. It’s summer! Woot!

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5 Comments

Rachel says:

What?! I totally had that dress, the original, in the 90′s! I loved it…Ha! I had it in 2 colors even. That blah tan and an ugly olive. Perhaps you got my old one from the thrift store…doubt it though. I’m pretty sure it was a JCPenny special.

lazysaturdays says:

If I’m honest, I’d say that I wore things very similar to this in the 90′s too. But I’m not. So you’ll never know how awfully I dressed during that time :) Except I didn’t like olive and tan. I liked pastel colors. Oh dear.

Faith says:

I love this! Looks awesome! Definitely pinning to save for later. :-)

Ruth Hansen says:

Very Classy…you are amazing Krista!

Olivia says:

Wow, you did a great job on this! The before is pretty bad, and I won’t lie, I would have loved it in the early ’90s as well! Everything about the after is better!

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