miércoles, 22 de mayo de 2019

blue dress & storks

I'm still revamping and adjusting some of the clothes I bought at a charity market on March, but my projects pile has not decreased as I've kept on buying second hand clothes and visiting charity shops (winning streak or thrifting addiction?). My first project was to sew some scarves to create a skirt and a kimono (here). My next project has been to make wearable this dress which I bought (despite being too small) because of its print and light viscose fabric. My plan was cutting it out to make a skirt, but changed my mind, as it has a wide belt which provided fabric enough to work. So I've added some side pannels and voilá, a plus size dress has been born!
I recommend to give a try to any maxi dress when trifting, even if it doesn't fit properly, it can be revamped!. I have two more maxi dresses in my pile, actually!
Linking Visible Monday and hoping you're enjoying a visible week!

Todavía estoy reformando y haciendo ajustes a algunas de las prendas que compré en un mercadillo solidario en marzo, pero mi pila de arreglos no está disminuyendo, porque sigo comprando segunda mano y visitando las tiendas solidarias y ya no sé si es que tengo una racha de suerte o es que me estoy volviendo adicta!. Mi primer proyecto fue coser juntos unos cuantos chales y crear una falda y un kimono (podéis verlo aquí). A continuación, me puse a intentar que este vestido demasiado pequeño para mí resultase ponible. Lo compré porque me gustó el estampado y la tela de viscosa ligera, y pensaba cortarlo y hacerme una falda. Pero cambié de opinión en cuanto ví que tenía un cinturón ancho que me daba la tela que necesitaba. Así que le añadí unos paneles en los laterales y voilá, ya tengo mi vestido talla grande!
Os recomiendo que le déis una oportunidad a los vestidos largos cuando estéis viendo segunda mano, aunque no os queden perfectos, porque tienen muchas posibilidades. En realidad, tengo otros dos vestidos largos pendientes de arreglo!
Enlazo al Visible Monday y espero que estéis disfrutando una semana muy visible.




- dress, Hoss Intropia (second hand, charity market) / vestido, segunda mano, mercadillo solidario
- sneakers, Nike outlet / zapatillas
- cardi, 4x4 (old) / chaqueta
- yellow cardi, La Redoute (old) / chaqueta amarilla
- bag, Eme, local designer / bolso de Eme, diseño local!
- sarong as a scarf (old) / pareo a modo de pañuelo

These are some storks on the (recently fixed) roof of the Science Museum, a 1911 building. There are many other nests on the trees nearby the river and storks can be seen gathering sticks or flying around. It's an amazing view!

Estas son cigüeñas sobre el tejado recién arreglado de la Casa de las Ciencias, un edificio de 1911. Hay muchos otros nidos en los árboles cerca del río y se puede ver a las cigüeñas recogiendo palitos y volando alrededor. Es un espectáculo!

7 comentarios:

  1. You are so skilled and how good you thrifted this wonderful maxi-dress! I'm impressed again by your creativity and sewing skills and I like the styles you show here with this dress. And for sure I like the pictures with the storks, too! Thanks for sharing!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. What an absolutely fabulous dress, Monica, and how clever of you to use the wide belt to create side panels! It looks particularly lovely with the yellow cardigan! And thank you for those stork pictures. It's amazing to see them nesting, isn't it? They are such majestic birds! Besos xxx

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  3. Blimey... you're talented!
    Side panels inserted and a fabulous new dress is born.
    I love it with the blue cardigan.
    Rocking the bold and beautiful monochrome look.... and who can go wrong when mixing blue and yellow.
    Perfect!
    XXX
    Samantha

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  4. WOW, what an amazing pattern on that dress! I love it! Good for you for modifying it to make it work for you. I have never seen storks in person - cool!

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  5. What a fabulous dress! The pattern is brilliant and such a gorgeous blue. It suits you beautifully. Clever you to be able to adjust it to fit and I love it with both the yellow cardigan and the blue crocheted one. Love your bangles too!

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    Have a great weekend.
    xxx

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  6. That dress is amazing, I love the print!! I always tell people to buy maxi dresses if the print is fabulous and they're a good price, there's so much fabric in them that there's always something you can do to make them into something wearable, even if it's to cut it up and make a sarong!
    How exciting to see storks! i love the Science building, too. xxx

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  7. Great print on that Maxi dress, and excellent re-working to make it fit. I just bought a maxi dress at a thrift store for $10 on Friday because I love the print and I'm debating about removing the top so it's a maxi skirt. I've never seen storks "in the wild" before so thanks for sharing the photos.

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