DIY Leather sleeve dress

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Last night, I went to check out a new local thrift store, TAG’s, and picked out a couple pieces for a fun little Fashion Show competition. I have not ever done women’s fashion here before, so I thought I’d challenge myself and do a women’s thrift store re-fashion!

Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift
The hardest part for me about thrifting is to find quality pieces. I check each item’s fabric content before I let myself fall in love with it. It wouldn’t do good to have a fabulous idea only to be ruined by poor quality!
Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift
When I spotted this 100% genuine leather jacket I knew I HAD to do something with it. I actually headed to the menswear section first so I’d have plenty of material to work with.
Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift
I scoured the women’s section looking for something that would compliment my leather–something feminine and soft. I didn’t look for things in just my size because I knew I could alter it, but then this little dress jumped out at me
Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift
I loved the print and when I tried it on I actually didn’t have to alter it at all! Well, besides the whole weird front wrap. That definitely had to go.
Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift
Deconstructing the pieces was the most time consuming. I unpicked the sleeves and the front wrap and then cut out the sleeves from the leather jacket
Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift
I attached them to the dress
Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift

Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift

Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift

 The zipper belonged to the leather jacket as well and I looove how modern it makes the dress look.

Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift

Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift

Carissa Miss: DIY Leather Sleeve Dress #tagsthrift

I’m entering this into a virtual fashion show contest and NEED your votes! Simply share my post with the tag #tagsthrift on as many social media channels for a vote!!!
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