Remake: Black, White, & Tan Polyester Shirt, Part II

Mar 25, 2015 | 8 Comments

Hey friends! I’ve been in Texas (woo, Longhorns!) the past week for an amazing blogging conference and am back in action. Before I give a total rundown tomorrow, I wanted to post the second way I styled this fab shirt.

Remember the before…

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

Big sleeves!

The size was wrong, seams were undone, and the sleeves were too big because the elastic was worn out.

But, that pattern was good. SO good!

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

AFTER

Cute and casual now, right?

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

BEFORE | AFTER

LOOK #1: Top: Vintage | Jeans: BDG | Necklace: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Flip Flops: Old Navy | Purse: Vintage

So, lets see how this works dressed up a bit more…

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DIY: Shamrock Shoe Clips

Mar 17, 2015 | 22 Comments

Today is the holiday of my people (shout out to all my Irish friends out there!!  Virtual Guinness cheers!!) so I wanted to repost this fave DIY from last year.

Because my Valentine’s Day shoe clips were such a hit (quick refresher HERE)…

DIY - New Dress A Day - Heart Shoe Clips

Hearts for my feet!

…I figured that a St. Patty’s Day version was just calling my name.

DIY - New Dress A Day - Shamrock Shoe Clips

Shamrock shoes!

Here’s how to make them!

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Remake: Red Velour Nightgown

Mar 16, 2015 | 10 Comments

When you find a red velour nightgown on your thrifting adventures, you immediately think, “this is something 6-year-old me wore.”

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

Seriously, this could be the adult version of my Christmas Eve jammy-jams.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

Ready for bed!

I feel like it’s my upcycling duty to make this piece work.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

PJs???

Because, there’s lots of potential here.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

Time to Transform!

Non-nightgown-y potential here, ya know?

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Remake: Black, White, & Tan Polyester Shirt

Mar 8, 2015 | 10 Comments

The pattern of this top is what sold me from the get go!

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

BEFORE

The size was wrong, seams were undone, and the sleeves were too big because the elastic was worn out.

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

Big sleeves!

Because I can’t ever turn away from a good pattern, I knew this shirt could be salvaged into something I could wear all the time!

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

Smidge too big

Ya hear? ALL. THE. TIME.

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Red Velour Nightgown & Sewing Goodies Giveaway

Mar 3, 2015 | 67 Comments

I spent the weekend in bed with a cold, so in-between copious amounts of Nyquil and AlkaSeltzer Severe Sinus Congestion pills (who knew AlkaSeltzer made cold meds? I quickly found out during a trip to CVS where I hopefully did not infect the pharmacists…sorry pals!) I was trying to get apartment and outfit inspiration on Pinterest….

New Dress A Day - mini sewing machine

Mini Sewing Machine!!

…while getting work done on that velour nightgown!!

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

PJs?

Hey zippy, zippy!

New Dress A Day - velour nightgown

Zip, zip, zipping away!

Progress was made…

New Dress A Day - velour nightgown

Sleeve: I’ma coming to get you! Marisa: NIGHTMARES!!!

…but it hasn’t fully made it to completion. We’re almost there!!

In the interim of my nose blowing, tea sipping, working the day job from home, I’m offering a little stay crafty, but most importantly STAY WARM goodie stash for a lucky reader.

New Dress A Day - Giveaway

Warm, cozy, & crafty!

A Dritz kit with all the sewing necessities and a cozy handmade ear warmer that will come in super handy for the bitter cold that is still plaguing the country! (The mini sewing machine is yours too, if you so choose to take it!)

Leave a comment below with an activity you love doing while stuck indoors. Maybe it’s catching up on housework, or maybe it’s watching ALL OF HOUSE OF CARDS‘ SEASON THREE EPISODES THAT JUST CAME OUT ON NETFLIX!!! (That’s not me…yet, but that is how a large group of people I know spent their weekend.) A winner will be chosen next week (3/13!!) so get those activities listed.

Also, big congrats to the winner of the Rafe purse giveaway, Jessica :) Fringe is on Spring’s must list, so that bag is going to be the hit accessory staple of your wardrobe! Send pictures – can’t wait to see how you style it!

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