Sourced From NC Week: 12/31

Dec 30, 2012 | 18 Comments

Today’s piece begins the week of outfits procured from NC, while I’ve been in town!  I’ve gotten a bit of vintage shopping done (hello, Goodwill) and I’ve found some winners.  Like this one today…

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

BEFORE

It’s got a cute floral print, but the length is less than dreamy.  This piece was just whatever in my book.  The photo is totally capturing said “it’s whatever” look…

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

Ehhh

I was ready to make one maje adjustment to get this piece rocking and rolling!!

I got to cutting!  I trimmed off about five inches from the bottom of the piece.

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

Easy, breezy!

This dress had a lining underneath, so once I was all cut, I pinned the lining hem…

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

Lining, hemmed!

…and then pinned the actual fabric…

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

Outer layer, hemmed!

…and stitched everything in place!!

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

Start your sewing engines!!

I think the pinning took the most amount of time!!

To bring out the red in the pattern, I paired the new top with my red boots and was ready for the day!

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

AFTER

I feel like I should be on a farm!!  (PS, that’s always been a dream, to hang on a farm for a bit and tend to the animals/produce!!)

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

ECU!!

I really love this top – the buttons, the 3/4 length of the sleeves, and now the new shorter length!  I didn’t leave the house like this…I did wear a cardi on top, but for picture purposes, I went sans sweater.  I did keep the knit gloves nearby, though.

New Dress A Day - Upcycled Wardrobe - Vintage Dress - DIY

Gloves!!

I’m already thinking of the other ways to style this when I get back to my full closet!  A fun colored vest on top.  A plaid wool skirt.  This might be re-worn and shot again when I get back to LA because the wheels are a-turnin!

Also…today will be the last day to complete your forms to get a copy of my sewing playlist (from the book!) and be entered to win crafty goodies for any books purchased between 11/22 and 12/31 (tonight) at 11:59pm!!  If you gave these as holiday gifts, get a lit

Head over here – www.newdressaday.com/book – and fill out all your info!  A winner will be announced on 1/2 and playlists will go out 1/5!

 

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