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vest/dress [DIY neiman marcus] :: belt [express]

it took me 4 hours to undo the seams on the sleeves and restitch the armholes by hand. does anyone else think that’s incredibly slow? i’m annoyed at how rusty i am at this and my work near the shoulder pads isn’t perfect either.

i do like how oversized it is though and the buttons look great off-kilter. i added an extra hole in the back so i could belt it halfway. always wanted something like this, almost margiela and ann sofie back. funny ’cause i was altering this so i could resell it since the shell is a roughish wool, but i just might have to hold onto it for a little longer. its a pretty excellent summer dress.

speaking of reselling, i just listed a bunch of things on ebay if you’re interested. pardon some of my cheeky commentary and deadpan expressions. stay tuned for denim additions.

if you’d like the see the tutorial, i added it here.

12 comments

Karissa

June 28th, 2011

This is such a great DIY, next time I go to a thrift store I will be looking for an old blazer long enough! :) Thank you so much

June 28th, 2011

ah thank you so much Karissa! i’m thinking about doing a step-by-step tutorial actually, so check back soon!

June 29th, 2011

oh, please do your tutorial, cause your DIY is just HEAVEN!!! i’ve been dying to get a “vest” dress that looks more like a blazer than a vest, and it’s virtually impossible (unless you can pay for the real deal designer stuff, which i can only when i decide to starve for a few weeks… :).

loved it, congratulations for your idea and thanks for sharing!

June 29th, 2011

This is awesome, nice job.

June 29th, 2011

love it! great diy!

July 1st, 2011

thank you so much, i really appreciate it. i’ll definitely let you know when i post it! its really not that complicated, just takes a bit of time. :)

July 1st, 2011

thank you so much, i really appreciate it.

July 1st, 2011

thank you!

Juana

July 22nd, 2011

this is AMAZING! if you do decide to do a step by step tutorial could you shoot me an email?

September 14th, 2011

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