Saturday, January 15, 2011

Michelle




When I passed Michelle on a Friday evening and saw her bold patterned dress peeking out from under her coat I had to see what it looked like. She undid her coat and told me that when she found the vintage crushed corduroy dress it was a full length but she knew it would look amazing short so she bought it and made it her own. How right she was! This is what makes vintage and thrift shopping tricky... There are a lot of treasures hiding on those racks that just need the slightest tweak to make them a piece that will remain a favorite in your closet for years to come. Keeping this in mind while you are hunting opens up a lot of opportunity and makes the experience a lot more fun. And if you aren't much a seamstress (like me) a good tailor makes all the difference in the world. I highly recommend Adam Tailoring and alterations; both the Pioneer Square and the Rainier Ave location. The ladies on Rainier Ave have created an endless number of custom fit vintage pieces for me out of the all of the great (but sometimes oddly shaped) thrift store finds that I have brought them.

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4 comments:

Chelsea Lane said...

Ooh, thanks for the tailoring tip! I have a few pieces that need adjusting :)

Stacy said...

How amazing is this outfit? Super Duper amazing! Thanks for finding her Dana.

cito-gene said...

The fur lapel is marvellous!

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cito-gene said...

adore the duffel jacket...a little preppy take...

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