Wednesday, September 14, 2011

refashion: Ruffle Blazer

I would love to have the time and patience to thrift more often. It's fun seeing what other people find. Actually, let me rephrase that... it drives me nuts when I see what other people find because I swear the best thing I've ever thrifted was the Sound of Music record & Collin's old lady Halloween costume. Which I am very proud about both!
You could imagine my excitement when I found a blazer for 2 bucks! I did a little happy cheer all the way to the register. Then all the employees broke into a celebratory song and dance as they carried me out the store on their shoulders.
Not really, but I did get what I needed to make a ruffle blazer.

REFASHION:
First, I found a pleated lace trim and sewed it to the bottom inside of the jacket only sewing onto the lining. Then I pulled off the shoulder pads and slightly opened the seam to remove them then sewed the seam back together. It still seems a little big on her but at the rate she grows it will fit snug in no time & be too small by spring.
Last, I added some Miss Ruby Sue rolled flowers, Deja Vu pearl necklace and the cutest knitted bow from Emmadime- her shop is perfect for Fall. I swoon over it all.


She is my girly girl of the three sprouts so I knew that if she was going to wear a blazer... it better be as pretty as can be!
The picture above astounds me and I absolutely love it. Especially larger on my computer screen.
Oh, my sweet girl, who is such a little stinker! Like how she poured milk into her watercolor cup and then painted and kept drinking the black murky milk.

Collin did such an awesome job taking photos. He's so good at letting her play and then capturing the moment.



30 comments:

Amy said...

Seriously; this could be an ad for any children's clothing mag!!! Great pics, cute clothes and an ADORABLE girlie girl :)!!!

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Jane said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE these photos!! and the blazer is too cute! :)

Melissa said...

The blazer (and Q of course) is adorable!

papillonroses said...

Those pictures are gorgeous, love the apples as well! Hope to have some nice ones like this in a few years time, and hope I can also find gems in charity shops!

Stacey said...

Such a cute blazer! Can I ask where you got her boots? My daughter has been asking for pink boots and I'm struggling to find any that aren't cutesy.

N3RDc@stBLOG said...

So adorable!! :c)

Bonnie said...

so stunning! not only her, the blazer and the photos!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

what beautiful photos, that little one is so cute and a spitting image of her daddy! very cute blazer, thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Thanks ladies!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Stacey,
Of course I don't mind you asking... they are from Target.

Kristen said...

super cute! Love it!! You're girls are so beautiful!

kylee said...

Perhaps us not so pro thrifters who seem to have zero luck should team up and all go out together. Between all of us someone is bound to spot some gems.

nicole said...

I booked collin to take some pics of me and my mom when we are visitin UT for spark. I can't wait!!!

pakosta said...

Colin does ROCK at getting photos! and she looks JUST LIKE her daddy! she's beautifuL! love this set of pix soooo MUCH!
tara

Tiffany said...

I love I love I love! And Q is just adorable. I wish I was as creative as you!

Timeless Creations said...

Such a girly girl! Very Adorable and great pictures!

patty said...

L*O*V*I*N*G that "new" blazer AND those gorgeous photos...drool...

Annie @ Originate and Renovate said...

liz! i'm in love, I want to refashion one of alfie's old blazers now! Those flowers and bow!!! I need to go scream into a pillow! and those pics! I can't handle the cuteness

Angela Fehr said...

Gorgeous - the girl, the blazer AND the photos!
I've given up on getting my kids to wear anything that requires accessories or is too much like an "outfit." Jeans and t-shirts is how we roll.

Betheny said...

O.M.G. SO in love! I'm so looking for a blazer now..for ME! And I may or may not take that same lace that you put on the bottom of the blazer and add some the the back of the collar sticking straight up. :)

Bryant and Crystal said...

still laughing about cleetus. my mom called me and we had to talk about and laugh together at all our favrite parts. The giant knife to pick his teeth and muching on the nachos just before he dove were my favrites. what a treat. We want more!

terrid614 said...

ohhh my goodness! seriously, your little peanuts are the cutest!! i love the entire outfit all the way down to the boots! i love thrifting but it seems as of late, i havent had a lot of extra time! thanks for sharing! soooo flipping adorable!!!

Libby said...

Truly the "apple of her Father's eye" and the spitting image.
Liz, this blazer is adorable and you have done a great job re-fashioning it with the cutest materials.

Rachel M said...

Cute overload! :)

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So.Creative said...

Lovely girl, amazing photos and great idea! You rock Lizzy!!!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Love, love the blazer! She is such a cutie!

cinnibonbon said...

You are too much!! And she is such a beauty!!! This is a wonderful idea--I love the layered clothes. I wish I could pull this off on my wardrobe.