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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DIY Scrabble Cufflinks

Jun 14, 2014 | 9 Comments

It’s Father’s Day this weekend, so I’m thinkin’ we craft something for Dad or the other males/father figures in our lives! I was totally in love with a pair of monogrammed cufflinks that Kevin Spacey’s character Frank Underwood was given on House of Cards…

HG - House of Cards cufflinks

Kevin’s much more expensive pair…

that I was inspired to make a lower budge version for Father’s Day! Hello Scrabble tiles!?!

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Vintage Showdown!!

Jun 13, 2014 | 37 Comments

The weekend is here and I’m starting to fill up my to-do list. I’ve got my hike and World Cup viewing scheduled, but I have yet to figure out what I’ll be making on the fashion front. So…I turn to you guys. Which outfit do you want to see on Monday??

New Dress A Day - vintage show down

Which one wins?

I felt the need to make the same face in each shot, you know just for even decision making.

Leave your comments below! I’ll tally votes from here, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and you’ll see the winner on Monday!!


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Creativebug Classes – Get Your Muumuu On (& win a free membership!)

Jun 12, 2014 | 23 Comments

I was up in San Francisco a few months back working with the awesome Creativebug on a few fun video classes. If you’re not familiar with them, they are the go-to when it comes to online craft workshops. They’ve gathered some of the coolest artists and crafters to create contents ranging from crochet (this is where I’m learning!!) to homemade soap (guess what I’m giving out for Christmas this year??). 

Creativebug - New Dress A Day

It’s muumuu time!

I was lucky enough to get invited to create some videos of my own! My first class launches today and it’s all about muumuus! I show you three different muumuus and three different ways to sew and style them – perfect for the summer. It’s like you get to actually have me in your house sewing with you!!

Creativebug - New Dress A Day

Muumuu time (with #wespup)

For each of my classes (there will be two more to come over the next few months), I’m giving away two free three-month memberships (yay!!), so leave a comment below to enter! You’ll have projects galore to create this summer and will be inspired by all the amazing artists sharing their talents. I’ll pick a winner winner chicken dinner next week!

Also, to get 50% the first month’s subscription, use the code NDAD at checkout. (This code is active through June 30th!!) Woo!! Kind of a perfect way to see what Creativebug is all about…


Remake: Pink Embellished Flower Dress

Jun 12, 2014 | 28 Comments

When I saw this pink floral number, I just had to have it.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress


Those little floaty floral embellishments on the top and bottom of the dress were amazing!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee

Just wasn’t happy about the waistline. It had no shape (thanks so some worn out elastic)…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

Come on, elastic waist!?!

…but that’s an easy fix! Time to Fit-It Felix!! (any other Wreck-It Ralph-ers out there??? I finally just saw and loved!!)

New Dress A Day - Fix it Felix

Fit-It Felix!!

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