Tina’s NDAD Creation

Nov 30, 2012 | 18 Comments

I loved Tina’s piece that she crafted from a shirt, mostly because I’ve been cold and craving some of what she made!!

Marisa, I finally found something worth submitting. I found this little girls shirt at a local thrift store for 25 cents and loooved, did I say loved the design. It is kind of a psychedelic zebra print.  I did not have anyone to model it so here it is…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Shirt - Tina Before

Tina – Before

Zebra print, woo!!  Time to see what she makes :)

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Happy Rainy Friday!

Nov 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

Happy rainy Friday from LA!!  It’s been such a treat getting this fall-ish weather, however my allergies/weird congestion has been keeping me drinking tea and taking lots of vitamins.  I’ve been sewing and prepping outfits for this weekend’s Unique LA event, (as well as outfits for next week’s SD craft/signing night & SF afternoon soiree – click to RSVP)…

Unique LA

Unique LA!!

where I’ll be running the DIY Den making ribbon headbands (as well as having books on hand to sign)!!  I’ll do a tutorial next week for everyone here on the site – they’re awesome for gifts for the gals!

New Dress A Day - DIY Supplies

Ribbon!!

I’m excited to be a part of this because it’s the biggest independent design show in the country with over 350 artists/designers selling their handmade wares.  Handmade gifts for the holidays for everyone!  For those SoCal-ers in town this weekend and wanting to beat the rain, totally head downtown to the Cal Mart.  It’s $10 to enter, but you get a tote bag and a portion of the proceeds benefits the non-profit, Inner-City Arts.  The DIY is free (!!) and there are tons of sponsored bevvies, a photo booth to take pics in, on top of the awesome tables of goodies being sold.

New outfits posts from the weekend will be posted next week!

What’s on everyone’s weekend after Thanksgiving agenda??

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Mustaches for Movember!

Nov 29, 2012 | 53 Comments

I’ve been getting my crafty on making a slew of fun mustache pins and key chains out of felt to celebrate Movember!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Mounds of Mustaches!

Mounds of Mustaches!

They’re all done and just got posted on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/newdressaday) with proceeds going to benefit the Movember charity!!  Yay for mustaches!!

I made them in traditional hair colors – sorry no blue :( – and there’s an array of styles from the fu manchu (which is pretty rad) to the walrus style, to these guys…

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Upcoming Signing Dates!!

Nov 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

Hi friends!!  The signing date has been set for San Diego!!

I’m heading down next Tuesday evening, 12/4, for a fun craft night-slash-signing at Kettle Coffee & Tea in Escondido!!  There’s an eventbrite page that has been set up for the event HERE, with all the details!  There is a $10 door fee that covers all material costs, coffee drinks, and pastries for the craft portion and then books will be available for purchase as well!  Feel free to come to one or both!!

Kettle Coffee & Tea, Tuesday 12/4

119 East Grand Avenue – Escondido, CA 92025

Craft – 6pm, Signing – 7pm

RSVP at newdressRSVP (at) gmail (dot) com or on the eventbrite page!

 

San Francisco is in full force too!  I’ve already gotten some RSVPs for when the date was originally announced last month, but wanted to send out a refresher for all my Nor Cal readers!!  We’ll be having fun at RGB shop + gallery on Fillmore on Saturday afternoon 12/8!!

New Dress A Day - Book Launch - SF

SF, here I come!!

RGB shop + gallery, Saturday 12/8, 3-6pm

3024 Fillmore – San Francisco, CA 

RSVP at newdressRSVP (at) gmail (dot) com

I’m thrilled to be doing events at these locations as they’re both owned and operated by amazing gals!!  It’s really awesome to support these fab ladies who have curated their shops with amazing outfits/accessories and caffeinated beverages.  I can’t wait to see you CA folks next week!!  (PS, Charlotte, NC is my final 2012 stop on 12/16!)

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Red Polka-Dotted Remake!

Nov 28, 2012 | 73 Comments

So this piece was beyond calling my name.  I think anything red calls my name louder than before because these red pieces feel like they get me because of my matching hair, you know.  Like this piece.  It GOT me.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Frumpy Before Shot

Red Polkadots – Before

There is a fab, tiny, white polka-dotted print that I quite thoroughly enjoyed as well.  After having this piece on for a bit, I think I was having too much fun with the waist straps…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Straps!

Burlesque times in a not-so-hot dress :)

So much so, that I don’t think I’ll be getting rid of them like I thought!

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