Sometimes I come home from the thrift store with what I think will be my favorite new garment only to realize upon wearing it for a day precisely why the original owner set it free. Then it goes in my refashion closet to be recycled into something awesomer.
Then there are times I grab something and toss it in the cart without a second thought, just because I like the fabric and I know I could turn it into something lovely. But lo and behold, weeks if not months later, I stumbled upon it in my refashion closet and think to myself, "Did I ever even try this on?"
This dress falls into that second category. I snatched it up at the most recent clothes swap with only vague notions of how to use that beautiful sequined floral fabric. Then, this very afternoon, having run out of thrift scores to post about, I found myself rummaging through my closet for a quick refash to share with you guys instead, when I noticed this dress hanging there. I pulled it out and held it up. I could probably chop off the top and make a skirt lickity-split. But wait, did I ever even try this on? Did I ever even look at the size tag? Hhmmm... a size smaller than I usually wear... but hey, it doesn't hurt anything to at least try, right?
Well, color me surprised.
And check out those sequins that originally caught my eye. Well, they're difficult to photograph, but trust me, they're there.