Heathyr’s NDAD Creation

Aug 30, 2014 | 5 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


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New Dress A Day - vintage outdated dress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


…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!!

Margaret’s NDAD Creation

Aug 2, 2014 | 11 Comments

The amazingly crafty Margaret came up with the PERFECT dress to tie into the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie that opened this weekend. I’m super excited about the film so when I saw her creation I almost passed out because of the awesomeness!! This is something that would work on so many mediums as well, so I think you’re all going to enjoy :)

There’s nothing quite like making a special outfit for a special occasion – and this one was a crazy good time. I speak, of course, of my new Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired little black dress.

I had a plain old black cotton dress that I transformed into this awesomeness with a few easy steps. (This is a piece that can be easily thrifted or picked up on the cheap! I love this Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s black shift dress that’s on sale for $16)

New Dress A Day - Jennifer Lopez shift dress - Kohl's

Black shift dress by J Lo!

See how Margaret transformed this shift dress into something galaxy-tastic!!

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Cathy’s NDAD Creation

Jul 27, 2014 | 30 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


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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