Remake: Tropical Print Muumuu

Jun 17, 2014 | 36 Comments

The votes were tallied and the jungle-esque muumuu won by a landslide!!

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Tropical Florals, FTW!

It was oh, so colorful, but super loosey-goosey.

New Dress A Day - upcycled vintage muumuu

Big and billowy!

I had an idea of what I wanted to turn this into, but I couldn’t get started on my upcycling until I got a little bit of ballet in.

New Dress A Day - upcycled vintage muumuu

Ballet arms

You know, the kind you do outside when you’re shooting before shots in vintage garb?

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And the winner is…

Jun 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

You guys voted your faces off last week in the vintage showdown of Mauve Vs. Tropical.

New Dress A Day - vintage show down

Which one wins?

And by a pretty steep landslide, the winner is…

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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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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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