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Designer Transforms Thrift Store Duds into Stylish Dresses at Dollar Store Costs

Anyone who knows a clothing designer or has seen programs like Project Runway is aware of the material miracles designers can make from surprisingly meager beginnings. South Carolinian writer and designer Jillian Owens has definite opinions about the clothing industry, particularly its wasteful nature and often unethical labor practices. Owens said via her blog,

"I was worried about the impact on our planet as people tossed out their one-time-wear duds more and more quickly to make room for the newer & cheaper clothing." 

Her solution? Transforming thrift store finds from muumuu to marvelous, and for as little as one dollar an outfit! Check out the closetfuls of Owens' new threads at her blog Refashionista. Via My Modern Met

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I've done this. My daughters were always much smaller than their peers growing up. That's nice in that their friends gave them outgrown clothing, but about ages 11-14, girls start wearing junior fashions and my kids were too small for the smallest of them. I did a lot of altering and refashioning. Now they are normal (still small) adults, and they think they can buy any size clothing at Goodwill and I will somehow make it work.
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