Remake: Green Floral Muumuu Teaser

Sep 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

I spent the weekend in Palm Springs with girlfriends, so I felt that this muumuu had to make the trip along with me. When in Palm Springs, you muumuu it, right?

New Dress A Day - blue muumuu

BEFORE

Check back later today to see the full remake, but here’s a little photo booth teaser :)

New Dress A Day - Ace Hotel

Palm Springs-ing!

My muumuu was a total hit and so were the other vintage flowy pieces I brought along with. The desert wardrobe is coming this week!

Natalie’s NDAD Creation

Sep 27, 2014 | 7 Comments

Natalie is my kind of girl. Let’s just discuss for a second…

  1. Refashioning is one of her favorite things to do. (Samesies!)
  2. One of her first project was making little pillows (Samesies!)
  3. Thinking outside the box and crafting something old into something new. (Samesies!)

When I saw her project I just knew we were destined to be refashioning pals. See what she created…

I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while now, and I’ve had a love for sewing since my mom taught me to make little pillows with a needle and thread. I’ve since upgraded to a machine, and refashioning thrift store clothing is one of my favorite hobbies. Is it because I’m cheap? Yes. Is it because I like thinking outside the box and recycling something old into something new? Yes.

I found this lovely denim-ish button down dress at a Goodwill in Festus for $2.25.

New Dress A Day - vintage denim jumper

BEFORE

My friend’s expression explains how we felt about it initially.

Best. Expression. Ever. See what Natalie did to this denim number…

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Remake: White Polyester Peplum Dress Pt. II

Sep 26, 2014 | 13 Comments

Remember this before look?? Polyester, peplum, ink spots…

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

BEFORE

We crafted it into this lovely top…

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

AFTER #1

…but there was room to style it in more ways!! I decided for the second wear, I’d pair it like this…

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Copycat: Topshop Sweater

Sep 24, 2014 | 10 Comments

You guys, summer is over and you know what that means… long sleeves are back in action!!

It’s still pretty warm out, however I’m already in fall/winter planning mode. I saw a fun sweater on Awkward (worn by Molly Tarlov) that was by Topshop and I got the DIY urge to recreate.

HG - New Dress A Day - Awkward Sweater

Sadie Saxton!

The Topshop inspiration piece had a glitzy neckline…

Awkward - HG Sweater Topsho

Topshop’s inspiration piece!

…so I knew this would and could be a fun and easy DIY!

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Remake: White Polyester Peplum Dress

Sep 22, 2014 | 9 Comments

It’s time for this white, polyester, peplum dress to get made over!

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

More spots!

Love the peplum. Don’t love the spots.

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

Hot spots

Don’t love any of those spots…

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

Spots galore!

Oh, the spots are everywhere!! There’s lots of work to get done!!

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