Lisa in Phoenix sent me a most fabulous dress that I got to play with today!
I look forward to seeing how you can transform a dated or unattractive garment into something very stylish. I found the blue dress at a thrift store for $1. I loved the rhinestone embellishment.
I love that rhinestone embellishment too!! The rest of the piece…well…
…not so much.
And there’s no mistake that she got it for a buck!
Time to get crackin’ on this sweet deal of a dress!
I received this dress in a little package from Linda, and the letter that came along with it was priceless!
Dear Marisa – When I saw this dress at the local thrift store, thought of:
1. Dana Carvey
3. The phrase,”isn’t that SPECIAL”
4. Polyester double-knit
Who better to transform this ugly duckling into the swan it wants to be? So, go get em’ girl, just PLEASE don’t rock the ugly church lady shoes!!
The note made me giggle because it DID feel super Church Lady because of the THICK polyester material.
I also felt super proud because Linda thought of me when she saw this atrosh piece (let’s all say “aww” in unison), so I knew I had to do her right.
The holidays are right around the corner and I was super inspired by this piece that Kathy sent in!
I am so grateful for your book. It has inspired me to recreate a $1 dress that I got at Boomerangs in Cambridge, MA. They have a huge dollar rack every day where you can find fantastic pieces. I wanted something simple, but I don’t sew…
I decided to come up with something for the holidays, but not something that you can wear…
Wonder what this “not something you can wear” piece is going to be??
Happy Monday friends!! I just got back from Boston after a fantastic few days (fun post to come…) and am heading out to my hometown on Long Island today!!
It’s been a while since I’ve been back, but I couldn’t be happier to see family and friends, not to mention hang at the Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore for a fun book signing/party! (Come out if you’re around NY/NJ/LI/CT friends!)
Today’s dress was one that Miss Jen sent my way…
Unfortunately, the note attached stayed in LA, so I’m without the story behind this piece! (Jen, feel free to share in the comments section!)
I was loving the skirt part of the dress, but needed to fix the top portion!
OK, so I just received the most amazing email today from Michelle! Because I showed off my Daphne from Scooby-Doo costume today, she sent me something incredible. Check out her story!!
Marisa!! I LOVE your blog! Thanks so much for being so faithful with it and encouraging and even entertaining so many of us! After your Daphne costume, I can’t help but send you some pictures of the costumes I made for my son and I in 2010. I was Velma and he was Scooby-Doo! I bought everything at Goodwill!
You’re getting a teaser shot of what I think is the most AMAZING child costume ever!
Here’s how she put together this puppy (PUN!!) and see how she made her member of the Scooby-Doo crew costume!