#FeatureFriday: Dress it up (Series 2) | The Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio, LLC

Today’s #FeatureFriday continues a new series from last month called, Dress It Up! Once a month, I will select a plain garment from the Costume Closet, put it on a mannequin, and have some of the staff select items within the Closet to accessorize it. There’s no limits – they can add any garment to the piece and even change the wig, if they’d like. I will share their creations along with information about each piece which is available for rent.

Series 2 will focus on a vintage green dress in velvet.

Ashley’s Before & After


As soon as I saw this dress on the mannequin, I instantly thought of shades of gold and beige to complement the pretty shade of green. I came up with a few belt options before settling on this one, a simple gold chain with a floral pin accent.

The Pieces:
1. Vintage Bead Band Piece with Netting   Inventory #: HAT178-16   Rental Price: $12
2. Beige Faux Fur Shawl   Inventory #: WC018-13  Rental Price: $15
3. Gold Chain Rental Price: $5
4. Gold Floral Pin with Pearl  Rental Price: $5

JJ’s Before & After

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JJ continued her creative use of ties and scarves to build a custom accessory piece accented with a gold ribbon pendant. These little details, including the bangle on her left arm really make the outfit!

The Pieces:
1. Tan Felt Hat w/ Leopard Belt Trim   Inventory #: HAT190-16   Rental Price: $12
2. Caramel Tie with Daisy Print  Inventory #: ACC212-16  Rental Price: $5
3. Gold Ribbon/Jewel Pendant Rental Price: $5
4. Brown Chiffon Scarf  Rental Price: $5
5. Off White Gloves Inventory #: ACC152-15 Rental Price: $8
6. Wooden Bangle Bracelet Rental Price: $3
7. Tan Leather Purse Inventory #: ACC387-16 Rental Price: $5

Karen’s Before & After


Karen decided to go for a short and simple look – A relaxed evening night out with a classy touch!

The Pieces:
1. Grey Faux Fur Jacket   Inventory #: WJ036-13   Rental Price: $15
2. Vintage Black Round Purse  Rental Price:$10
3. Grey Heels Size 5.5  Rental Price: $10
4. Gold Necklace  Rental Price: $8