Remake: Blue with Green Trim Dress

Jul 30, 2014 | One Comment

This lovely keyhole dress was a present from a pal of mine who was cleaning out her closet before moving.

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Spots!

The shape was fun and flowy…

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Swing dress!

…but there were dark spots on the top portion that wouldn’t come out. (I tried everything from washing to Tide penning, but alas…the spots didn’t go anywhere.)

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Spot!!

Since the spots weren’t going anywhere…

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Handful o’spots!

…I had adjust my plans. When things won’t move, cover them up!

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Happy National Lipstick Day!!

Jul 29, 2014 | One Comment

Nothing says National Lipstick Day more than a handmade sequined lipstick patch!

New Dress A Day - Lipstick Patch

Lippy!!

Obsessed with the crafty patch-making maven, King Sophie’s World, I just had to share!!

 

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Remake: Blue with Green Trim Dress

Jul 29, 2014 | One Comment

Just a little teaser of tomorrow’s dress…

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Spots!

This was a piece that a friend of mine handed off in a bag of goodies when she moved to Chicago. There were some weird darkish spots on the top and she said, “if anyone can make this work, you can!” I decided to do just that :)

Check back for the after look!!

Cathy’s NDAD Creation

Jul 27, 2014 | 28 Comments

Today’s piece that Cathy submitted is one that turned out so gorgeous. It looks like something I’d see at DVF. She worked wonders and I just can’t wait for you to see the outcome. Cathy, I would totally wear this in a heartbeat!! Anytime you’re willing to share… :)

My name is Cathy and I live in England. I have been following your blog for a while now and have been itching to have a go at a dress transformation. You’ve always made it sound like this was something anyone could do so I was encouraged to try it out for myself. My opportunity came when I got this dress on ebay for £10. The seller said it was a ‘Vintage Wisteria Print’ dress, but there was no label on the dress so I don’t know who made it or when.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

BEFORE

What I do know is that it has a beautiful purple print and cute pleats in the skirt.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

Close Up Neckline!

And I know that I would not wear it in a million years unless I made some some dramatic changes! 

Time to see Cathy’s dramatic changes!!!

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Vintage Rundown!

Jul 25, 2014 | 11 Comments

It’s been a busy week, but I’ve been furiously working on a few of these guys. You can see that I’m in a pastel state of mind!!

This dress literally has a sheer polka-dotted organza layer. Yep this was worn to someone’s wedding!

Cotton Candy Vintage Dress - New Dress A Day

Cotton Candy!!

The neckline of this dress is insane and kinda feels like a beaded version of animal print! You have to see the back though…

Powder Blue Vintage Dress - New Dress A Day

Serious beadwork!

I just love this all together. It’s super LA Law and I can’t wait to make it work for me!!

Turquoise Vintage Dress - New Dress A Day

Turquoise dream!!

Like the “Stop in the Name of Love” hand action I’ve got going today?? I did it just for you…

New pieces up this weekend!!

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