Today’s remake comes from Christine. I loved that she’s a DIY’er herself, making keepsake mother/daughter jewelry. I figured since it’s right before Valentine’s Day, this would be a lovely tie in!
Marisa – I have been following you for a long time and watching your journey! How much you have grown and changed from 365 dress remakes to your own book, and meeting celebrities on TV! In the process you have been a ray of sunshine and an inspiration to thousands of women! You have been an inspiration to me as well, remaking a few things here and there, but you have also been inspiring to me in the business sense. I am following my dream by creating keepsake mother/daughter jewelry, but I am on a shoestring budget as well. Trying to move my business forward, I was able to get some professional photos with my daughter to model my jewelry, but what to wear? Digging through my closet, I found a outdated dress from a thrift store that needed a modern re-do…
…it was several years ago, cost $7.50, and still had the tags on it, and I never had a chance to wear it. What will Christine do?!? I found a pattern (for $1) that I knew would be perfect for this piece.
I hacked the top of the dress off first and then took some lace leftover in my scraps bin. I pinned the lace to the dress and then sewed it on.
For a lack of time, and not wanting to hem double layers, I scrunched up the bottom hem all the way around with 8 safety pins “Marisa style”! It was so much fun!
The after looked like this!!
I ended up wearing it not only for the mother/daughter photo shoot…
…but for Christmas too!
(Oh, PS, my daughter’s red dress is a remake too. We cut the sleeves off of a “hand-me-down” dress to make it sleeveless.) Thanks Marisa! I have learned a lot from you and have had so much fun looking for my email every day from New Dress a Day to see what creative thing you are making or doing. And…you always look marvelous! All the best to you! Keep those dress remakes coming! XOXO, Christine Christine, you are absolutely darling! I love the stunning family holiday pic and you look AMAZING!! I love your spirit and am so humbled that you have found so much inspiration through NDAD. You made my day. XO right back atcha!! For more info on Christine’s work, check out her Etsy store, HERE!