13 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Oct 3, 2012 | 44 Comments

It’s denim day!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage denim dress - before

Day 13 – Before

There’s a whole lotta denim going on, however I’m loving this lighter shade, so that’s the good part!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage denim dress - before

Hello Denim!!

I love this Stella McCartney piece that Kirsten Dunst is wearing, so I’m using this as my inspiration!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage denim dress - kirsten dunst

Kirsten Dunst’s Stella McCartney inspiration!

I kept telling myself, “we’ll get there Maris, we’ll get there!!”

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14 Days to Go: Pre-Order Goodies!!

Oct 2, 2012 | 9 Comments

We’re getting down to the nitty gritty!  I can’t believe that there are only 14 days left until the book comes out!!  Aaahhh!!!  The final countdown has begun!!  (Not joking…this song has been in my head and is how I’ve been starting my days to get revved up in preparation!!)

I know a lot of you mentioned wanting to get books signed, and we’re still working hard, figuring out a few fun locations for signings/meet & greets in which details will come out very soon!  In the interim I wanted to put together some fun goodies to offer for anyone who pre-orders the book before it actually hits stores on 10/16!!

You can snag it at one of the awesome booksellers below!!






If you’ve already ordered the book, you’re eligible for the below incentives and this pre-order campaign will only run until 11:59pm on 10/15/12!!  Seriously, the form will automatically come down at midnight…goodbye glass slippers, hello bare feet :)

*Pre-order ONE copy and get a signed bookplate from me!!  I already bought my 80s Glam Sharpies in anticipation of looping some M’s and dotting some I’s!

*Pre-order TEN or more copies for your sewing circles, book clubs, craft groups, slumber parties (all on the same receipt) and get a fun 15 minute Skype sesh with me on top of bookplates for each book.  Gather up the pals and we’ll schedule a date to talk about thrifting, share fave flea market finds, or even talk about Breaking Bad (I can always talk about BB).

*OK, and if someone just happens to want to wallpaper their house with my book or give it to every single person in their office building or town and orders 1,000 copies (all on one receipt), I will travel to your city for a private day of thrifting!

All you have to do is fill out the form with all of your details HERE, or go to the top of the home page and click on BOOK

New Dress A Day - DIY - Book Page

Book Page!!

…to bring you to the same place.  This is the form you’ll see…easy, breezy, and super self-explanatory!

New Dress A Day - DIY - The Form!

This is what you’ll see!!

Fill out all the boxes, upload a screen capture/photo/image of your receipt, and you’re good to go!  Again, you have until 10/15 to snag your copy/submit your deets!!  It has been such a collaboration with you amazing readers and I just can’t thank you enough for all your support and love.

xo Marisa

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15 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Oct 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Happy Monday!!

I’m highly obsessed with this number…

New Dress A Day - DIY - 80s Prom Dress - Upcyclec

Day 15 – Before

I’ve had this piece for a very long time and finally just got my hands on it.  Feels like 80s prom, ne c’est pas??  …if I only waited until Halloween, I could totally be channeling my inner Phoebe Cates/Kelly LeBrock/Ally Sheedy right now!!

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16 Days to Go: Laura’s NDAD Creation

Sep 30, 2012 | 22 Comments

Today’s remake comes just about six hours away from me in Arizona!  Laura likes to remake things while watching movies which is totally how I like to roll too!  (I’ve been on a Friends rerun kick as of late…)

Hi Marisa!

First of all, I LOOOOVE your blog!  Here’s the story behind my creation:  My Mom has been ruthlessly cleaning out closets in my childhood home, and she came across a box of old costumes from Halloween, plays, church events, etc… I went through the box with your inspirational website in mind, and found this piece of potential!  My mom whipped up this dress for 11 year-old me to wear for the annual Historic Home Show Tour my church had one year.  Right away I loved the fabric and the neckline, but knew I could never get away with wearing the whole dress!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Laura's Remake

Laura – Before

Let the redo begin!!

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17 Days to Go: Samantha’s NDAD Creation

Sep 28, 2012 | 17 Comments

Samantha sent this lovely remake my way.  Check it out – the before shot is amazing!!

I visit your site daily and am constantly amazed, delighted, and inspired by your creations.  Half the time I cannot see the potential in a dress and at the end, I’m always amazed with the result.  For a really long time I’ve been wanting to remake a dress due to your inspiration and this summer we had three weddings to attend so rather than buying a new one (or three) dresses I decided to finally recreate one of my own!!  After spending a few hours visiting numerous thrift shops I finally found what I was looking for at the Salvation Army for $1.90.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Suzanne

Samantha – Before

I immediately saw the potential and loved the vertical strip.  The quilting at the bottom seemed to call my name as I make baby quilts for my friends.

Woo, total score for $1.90!!  I love the floral print, but the rest is, well…

I can’t wait to see what you do!

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