Natalie’s NDAD Creation

Sep 27, 2014 | 6 Comments

Natalie is my kind of girl. Let’s just discuss for a second…

  1. Refashioning is one of her favorite things to do. (Samesies!)
  2. One of her first project was making little pillows (Samesies!)
  3. Thinking outside the box and crafting something old into something new. (Samesies!)

When I saw her project I just knew we were destined to be refashioning pals. See what she created…

I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while now, and I’ve had a love for sewing since my mom taught me to make little pillows with a needle and thread. I’ve since upgraded to a machine, and refashioning thrift store clothing is one of my favorite hobbies. Is it because I’m cheap? Yes. Is it because I like thinking outside the box and recycling something old into something new? Yes.

I found this lovely denim-ish button down dress at a Goodwill in Festus for $2.25.

New Dress A Day - vintage denim jumper

BEFORE

My friend’s expression explains how we felt about it initially.

Best. Expression. Ever. See what Natalie did to this denim number…

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Faith’s NDAD Creation

Sep 6, 2014 | 7 Comments

This could be my new favorite piece! Faith knocked it out of the park. Just wait until you see what this shirt looks like now!

As a brand new first time mom, I didn’t have time to scour the stores for the perfect outfit for my baby girl’s one-month pictures. I wanted something feminine but not too girly, so instead of turning to expensive outfits online, I decided to make a cheaper option for this one time wear.

I scanned my closet for ideas. I found this top which a friend had given me to wear during the pregnancy. I loved the detailed stitching.

 

 

New Dress A Day - upcycled shirt

BEFORE

 I noticed the shirring on the back and knew it would make for an easy fit. 

Just wait until you see Faith’s transformation…

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Heathyr’s NDAD Creation

Aug 30, 2014 | 13 Comments
Heathyr sent me an amazing remake that I couldn’t wait to share! Her style is right up my alley and the easy tweak she made to her vintage dress will make you want to do the same thing! Check out what she did…
Hi Marisa! I bought this $10 dress for a 40’s party. I’m not a huge fan of red, but it works and it kind of reminded me of the dress from PS I Love You. Plus, it has pockets! Nothing like pockets!
New Dress A Day - Vintage 40s Dress

BEFORE

I wore this dress to the party, but knew I would never wear it again as is.

What will Heathyr turn this into???

Ninutschka’s NDAD Creation

Aug 18, 2014 | 20 Comments

My girl Ninutschka in Germany submitted the cutest remake! The pattern is so fun and she totally worked it into something that suits her. It started off a bit frumpy, but check out her upcycling magic…

Some weeks ago I discovered your blog and was so impressed by all your great ideas. I am a vintage-lover too, and often customize my clothes. I found this simple, green printed dress at a flea market. The pattern is quite fun but the fabric is super full, so I wanted to create something else out of it.

New Dress A Day - vintage outdated dress

Ninutschka – Before

The dress was at least two sizes too big and this was especially apparent in the chest area. It is hand-sewn and I knew that I could work with the existing seams to make adjustments.

Check out the after look on Ninutschka (and her FAB shoes)…

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Week of DIY-ing!!

Aug 8, 2014 | One Comment

It’s been a bit of a DIY week!!

From cupcakes for a little cupcake throwdown…

NDAD - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Hello, cupcake!

…to watercolors for a handmade card for my pals S&J’s wedding this weekend (you’ll see the card on Instagram on Saturday before the soirée)…

NDAD - DIY watercolors

It’s like art class!

…I’m just catching up now of more outfits!!

You saw this fabulous mauve polyester piece a few weeks ago, go from frump to chic…

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

BEFORE // AFTER

…and I’m using the top portion next!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Should I make a pillow with this?

After the weekend, I’ll be posting how I summerized it! Stay tuned!!