33 Days to Go: Brianna’s NDAD Creation

Sep 15, 2012 | 31 Comments

I think Los Angeles just hit the hottest temperatures of the summer, this 15th day of September!  I’m wearing a bikini top around my house just to stay cool.  The fact that Brianna mentioned winter in her piece description sold me.  Check out what she did!

Hi Marisa!

I’ve been back at the sewing machine in this lovely weather we’ve been having in MN.  I got this dress online for a couple dollars and it looked so cute on the mannequin in the picture.  I opened it, and it was not quite what I had hoped…

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Brianna – Before (Love your face, girl!)

I loved the print though – it was the whole reason I got the dress – and decided to try to recreate what I thought I saw when I bought it.

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From the side…

I have the same grief with online shopping – I always see things I LOVE and then when they get shipped to me, they either don’t fit, have a different feel than what I was expecting, or just less cute than what was on the mannequin/model.  Let’s see how Brianna turns this around!

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34 Days to Go: TGIF!

Sep 14, 2012 | 5 Comments

I don’t have a fully completed remake for today as I was going back to school (ok not really school, but in total class mode) and was meeting/prepping/driving in my car for some fun things on the horizon next month!

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I was however working on this piece…

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Green With Envy!!

…and got far enough when I realized that my kit full of thread just didn’t include lime green.  All other tasty green shades were covered – mint, olive, tea – but lime was out, so a quick jaunt to Mood was in order.  You’ll see this neon gem in its remade glory next week!

I’m back in a fun video class all day to brush up on my skills, or lack there of :)  I can’t wait to get the first vid up on the site after completion!  I’ll be shooting Woody Allen’s movies in no time.

Happy Friday!

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35 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Sep 13, 2012 | 18 Comments

I found a doozy, friends!!

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Day 35 – Before

This dress was ruffle-y, from the 80s/early 90s brand All That Jazz, and patterned like crazy!!

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Ruffle City!

I did like all the ruffles going on, however it was a bit too much with the black/lavender/beige/white pattern that felt a bit jungle-ish.

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Ruffles, ruffles, everywhere!

I like the bones of the dress and think it can be brought out of the early 90s, because right now I’m still hearing Hootie and the Blowfish in the background :)

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36 Days to Go: Wednesday Giveaway!

Sep 12, 2012 | 213 Comments

Happy Wednesday!!  Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far :)

Today I’m giving away something I’m obsessed with…the cutest Trina clutch/makeup/travel bag.

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Win Me! *My car keys not included :)

It’s the perfect size to hold keys, a wallet, a phone, glosses/mascara/perfume roll-on, gum, and probably a point and shoot camera too.  This is my kind of clutch – something that holds all the necessities!  I also toss in a few band-aids (for those pesky blisters), an extra elastic band, $10, and bobby pins for those super emergency moments!

I love the purple printed fabric too.  It’s super fall-ish with the leaves/branches/flowers!

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Love the pattern!!

To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite fall color/item/treat that you look forward to once summer has ended!  It’s still super hot by me, and fall isn’t in the air yet, but I’m always into the seasonal autumn coffee beverages at Peet’s and Starbucks.  Bring on the pumpkin and gingerbread…but not until we’re out of the 80s :)  A winner will be randomly chosen next week!!

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37 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Sep 11, 2012 | 22 Comments

At first glance, you might be thinking, “what on earth are you doing purchasing that dress with a big, ole bite taken out of the bottom?”  It’s totally shredded, I know.

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Day 37 – Before

And there are holes on top of the completely shredded skirt!

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I See You!!

But check out that glorious beaded waist!  That’s worth the price of admission alone! (Oh PS, price of admission today, just a buck!)

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