A Fashionable Friday

A Fashionable Friday

I have a bunch of thrift store makeovers to share, but not the typical type, nope!  Instead of entering Goodwill and heading straight for the furniture section, today we are going to walk a few paces and hang a hard left, where we will find ourselves in … women’s wear?!  The land of denim jumpers and teddy bear sweatshirts and oversize polyester jumpsuits?  Oh yeah.  Get excited.  And say hello to Sara from Brand New Vintage, who has never met a second-hand jumpsuit she didn’t like.  Eventually. 

Check out some of her amazing finds below, and give it up for her mad sewing skillz.   Behold:

Did you just say “NO WAY!?!”  And then scroll back up and say “NO WAY!?!” again?  So did I.

See it HERE.

I mean seriously. 

See it HERE.

Oversize jumpsuit! You were such a nerd back in high school!  You uh, want to get together later?

See it HERE.

Well now I obviously can’t go another day without finding a matronly floral for myself.

See it HERE.

Holy sparkly bolero batman!  See it HERE

Tons more to see on her site, plus she’s wickedly funny too. Is Sara the coolest gal on the planet or what? 




Oh, but wait!  If sewing isn’t your thang, there’s always our trusty friend: spray paint! 


Pretty!  Cool!  Pretty cool.  I love the yellow especially.  These shoes are from Lindsay at Southern Lovely.  She even spray painted a belt to match!  I’m inspired.  


Have a great weekend friend!




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  1. August 5, 2011 / 11:28 PM

    Holy Cow…this is amazing. May I use your photos here to do a post on my blog? I have some readers you don’t have and visa-versa…Please let me know..I will link them all back to your page.

  2. August 6, 2011 / 12:06 AM

    Aw, thank you so much for the feature on my shoes! That was such a fun surprise!

  3. August 6, 2011 / 12:37 AM

    My tail’s thumping the floor! These clothing make overs are as good as the prom dress in “Sixteen Candles!”

    Good on them, fabu!

  4. August 6, 2011 / 12:50 AM

    she’s amazing! I wish I could sew!

  5. August 6, 2011 / 12:53 AM

    Actually, it’s “Pretty In Pink” that the dress was made over a la Sara–which is actually on Sara’ site. Her pink dress is awesome, too.

  6. August 6, 2011 / 12:59 AM

    What a great transformation. I just love what she did with the outdated and ugly 80’s fashion turning them into current one of a kind pieces. It was a very fun read.

  7. August 6, 2011 / 2:37 AM

    The girl’s got vision and talent! So impressed!

  8. August 6, 2011 / 2:39 AM

    That is an eye I do not have! I wouldn’t have seen the potential in any of those clothes. But wow! Loved the after!

  9. August 6, 2011 / 7:19 AM

    What a great eye to spot the potential for sure!!! She really rocked out the afters!

  10. August 6, 2011 / 11:30 AM

    Wow, she is crazy talented! I wish I could create and sew like that! Awesomesauce 🙂

  11. August 6, 2011 / 10:48 PM

    Oh man! I’m totally impressed! I used to sew almost all my own clothes in high school but this is really creative! Maybe this is the way to finally get good fitting clothes for those of us who are vertically challenged. A truly inventive DIY projects idea! Thanks so much for posting this.

  12. August 6, 2011 / 11:36 PM

    I’m so impressed! That’s amazing. Mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing.

  13. August 7, 2011 / 2:01 AM

    OMG what a totally fun post! I love what she did – SO talented! I think it has to be a new feature – From Fashion Fopah To FABULOUS on Fridays! LOL!
    Wicked awesome! 🙂

  14. August 7, 2011 / 2:06 AM

    Oh and one more thing….. “Holy Sparkly Bolero Batman” is one of your BEST comments ever. Maybe even better than the masturbating bears. LOL!

  15. August 7, 2011 / 3:46 AM

    that is fabulous! wow!!!

  16. August 7, 2011 / 2:24 PM

    So impressive. It’s not just the sewing skills — which I sort of have — it’s the reimagining the garment which is just genius. I LOVE that red dress!

  17. August 8, 2011 / 3:31 PM

    Holy Cow!!! That’s unbelievable

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