Edit: To see how I refashioned my thrift store pieces go HERE. For my tutorial for the ruffled tanks go HERE. For how I made the one shoulder ruffle tank go HERE. The ruffled skirt tutorial can be found at No Big Dill HERE.
The Challenge: Could one blogger make an entire Summer wardrobe on a very tight budget and very limited time out of repurposed/re-imagined/refashioned items?
The Budget: $50.00
The Plan: Troll thrift stores, take my friends' accessory cast-offs and shop in my own closet to create a wardrobe with which I could dress for 30 days without ever duplicating an outfit.
How much did I spend?
3 thrift store dresses at 3.99 each: 11.97
3 yards of fabric from the thrift store sheet bin: 1.99
2 thrift store sheets: 1.99
Swap Party: 19.24
Ruffle Fabric: Bartered
All other materials on hand
Total Cost: $35.19
What I made:
4 ruffle tops
1 ruffle skirt
What I refashioned:
Turned long black pants into shorts
Turned blah jeans into sexy skinny jeans
Turned a thrift store dress into a cute skirt
Turned a thrift store dress into turquoise capris
Turned a thrift store dress into a polka dot shirt
Woot Woot! Here are my month's worth of outfits:
(please excuse the wrinkles, I barely had time to dress and re-dress the mannequin 30 times, let alone iron!)