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Reviving Grandma's Closet

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Last year my grandma let me rummage through excess clothes in her closet. Most of them didn't fit me (or her anymore for that matter), but she said I could take what I wanted to do with as I wanted. Thanks, Grandma! Here's what I selected and how I transformed them. I cut and hemmed this long prairie skirt to knee-length and cut out some of the fullness by taking it in at the side seams. Also, these white beads are another hand-me-down from Grandma. She gave me several pieces of jewelry that I kept as is, and I've been wearing them all year in a variety of ways! This too large denim dress became a vest after I removed the sleeves and skirt. I left the sleeves frayed by the seam. Denim vests are so versatile and add a casual effect to dresses. Grandma had a mid-length skirt that I combined with a piece from a second denim dress to make this style shirt, which I had seen on campus and in magazines that season. Lastly this Land's End t-shirt dress