136 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Jun 6, 2012 | 19 Comments

This floral wonder was one of the many extra pieces that I got for the book, but didn’t end up using.  You’re getting a little taste of hair/makeup ready Marisa from the ‘before’ shoot that went down close to a year ago!!

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Day 136 - Before

The print ruled (!!) but the yellowing under the sleeves wasn’t so hot.

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Big & yellowed sleeves!

I wanted to give this dress a shot, because sans the yellowing, it’s going to be swingy, summery, and super cute!

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137 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Jun 5, 2012 | 39 Comments

Two words – THIS DRESS!!

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Day 137 - Before

It had a slight barmaid feel, but that fabric was amazing!!

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Just check out that sleeve!

It was a super thick, canvas feeling cotton…and the print!!

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From the looks of it, it’s a bit crazy but with a small adjustment this is going to become one of my favorite new pieces!!

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138 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Jun 4, 2012 | 52 Comments

I immediately fell in love with this polka dotted number as soon as I set my eyes on it!!

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Day 138 - Before

It was a buck and obviously an invitation to a peplum party to be had my me, myself, and I!!

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I'm having too much fun in this!

(Let’s just say that some of the outtake shots had me jumping up and down, making that peplum pop, pop, pop, pop, pop!!)  Time to get this weekend ready!

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139 Days to Go: Blackout!

Jun 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

My power has been out since this morning and unfortunately my sewing machine doesn’t have a back up generator.

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Box without even a blinking 12:00!

LADWP said that everything would be back up by 3pm, but after calls to them at 3:45, 4:30, 5:30, 6, and finally at 7:30  with no updates to be shared (they literally said to me “we don’t know what’s wrong” and “we don’t get much information from the teams on the field”), I scooted over to the Starbucks to power up the phone and computer and post this lovely update.

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Yeah, that's what they're saved in my phone as.

The day of sewing I had planned turned into a day of cleaning, so it wasn’t a total fail, however I’m without a lovely outfit post to share today.  It’s going to be candle city for me tonight!  Tomorrow, fingers crossed, we’ll be up and running!

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140 Days to Go: Kelly’s NDAD Creation

Jun 2, 2012 | 18 Comments

I loved this DIY that got sent in to me by Kelly.

There was a project in my book that got axed that had a slightly similar vibe to this – I’ll save it and post closer to when the book comes out – but in the deep clean/donation/organization mode that I’m in right now at home, I thought this would be perfect to show!!

I wanted to share with you the pics I have from making a t-shirt quilt.  I teach in a small rural district, and our booster club decided they wanted to raffle off quilts made from team t-shirts, however they needed someone who could create the quilt.  I would never have even tried if I hadn’t been reading your blog.  My grandmother and great-grandmother both quilted but I had never tried it, however I knew I could cut a square and sew those together.

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The shirts before...

Then once I got started I got a bit more ambitious!  Let’s see how ambitious Kelly got…

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