Adrienne’s NDAD Creation

Jun 28, 2014 | 6 Comments

Adrienne’s piece for today is one of my faves! She used one of my go-to methods for when a vintage dress is just a little too bold or the pattern is super overwhelming. You can simplify and make it rock with just one easy step. Check out Adrienne’s piece…

I have been reading your blog for some time now, after I discovered (and bought) the book! I have always been an aspiring DIYer, but didn’t really know how to get started. Your book and blog have given me a lot of inspiration and ideas, so when some friends and I decided to go out thrifting, I dared them to find me something awful so I could make it into something wearable. This dress is the one we all agreed on.

New Dress a Day - vintage dress


It was a silk faux wrap dress, and was about 5 sizes too large! I actually loved the fact that it was silk, and the pattern, though, a bit VIVID, was too much for me for a whole dress.

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Michelle and Mikhayla’s NDAD Creation

Jun 22, 2014 | 9 Comments

I love how Michelle and her gorgeous little kiddo Mikhayla took an outgrown garment and turned it into something so cool and practical! This is something that you can craft for yourself, for your kids, for your office and I can’t wait to get started on one myself! Check out what the terrific team of M&M created…

Hi! I have a crafty project made out of an outgrown garment to show you! Mikhayla had a cute little sweatshirt that had our favorite thing in the world on the front of it – SPARKLES! We couldn’t just throw it away!

New Dress A Day - DIY - thrift store


See how Michelle and Mikhayla crafted this sparkly piece into something fabulous!

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Kitty’s NDAD Creation

Jun 15, 2014 | 19 Comments

When Kitty submitted this project, I knew that it would be perfect to feature this weekend for Father’s Day! How about some repurposing of men’s pieces? I think you’re going to love what she created when you see it!

I love, love, love your blog! You’ve really inspired me to refashion my thrift store finds. I volunteer at the Humane Society Thrift Store in Boulder, CO so I have lots of clothes to choose from! Donations that can’t be sold in the store are sometimes generously given to volunteers and I snagged a brand new pair of men’s boxer shorts. (We don’t sell underwear at the store.) These boxers had a 44 inch waist and were free to me.

New Dress A Day - DIY - men's boxers

Boxer time!

There’s no better price than free! See Kitty’s amazing transformation…

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Pam’s NDAD Creation

Jun 7, 2014 | 16 Comments

I simply love what Pam did with this piece. Anytime that you see a garment that you love and remake a top or dress that has been thrifted or just aimlessly hanging in your closet, into that piece that you love, I am a happy camper! Copycat pieces are always my favorite, because you’re able to enjoy the essence of the original piece for just a fraction of the price. Check out Pam’s remake…

This was another shirt hanging in my closet that was just blah.

New Dress A Day - vintage blouse - upcycle


I loved this shirt from Forever 21

…so I used it as my inspiration.

See how Pam’s shirt, that was just hanging in her closet lookin’ blah, turned out!

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Susan’s NDAD Creation

May 30, 2014 | 8 Comments

Reader Susan is the best! She crafted something totally summer-perfect that is quite easy to make using all of those tank tops that accumulate in your closet. When my nice tanks get spotted or spilled on (I’m always spilling something…), they get put into my “gym pile” to wear when I work out. Here’s another genius way to recycle them. Cut off the bottom portion of it and craft that tank into one of these…

I love your blog and love your daily inspiration and wanted to let you know. Thanks for keeping it up! I started noticing the new trend in stores of skirts attached to tanks, which if strategically placed, will cover the erhmmm excess in the middle :) JOY AND YAY!  So I went to goodwill and found a few pieces that I liked for the fabric.

The dress that I found is perfectly OK, but nothing I would even consider wearing on a daily casual basis, which is how I like my dresses. 

New Dress A Day - vintage dress


See how Susan turns this into her perfect, casual dress!

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