9 Days to Go: Kerry’s NDAD Creation

Oct 7, 2012 | 15 Comments

My birthday is coming up, so when I saw this submission I not only thought it was a fun birthday ensemble, but got me thinking about what I’m going to wear!

Here’s Kerry’s message…

My daughter had her 16th birthday a few weeks ago and her friends “gifted” her with this delightful, plus-sized sequin and beaded top.  She liked the funkiness and quality of the fabric but a top was not something she would wear.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Sequin Top - Kerry

Kerry – Before

I think I need that top for my birthday!  Let’s see what Kerry did…

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10 Days to Go: Leanne’s NDAD Creation

Oct 6, 2012 | 27 Comments

Leanne got her hands on a muumuu!!!  I had to share this one with everybody stat.

I’ve been following your blog for a while, and have been super inspired by all the recreations!  Since things have been winding down at the end of grad school, I’ve found a little more free time to try out some of my own recreations.  I’ve also found that my creative juices, which were piled under homework, are now starting to resurface!  So, I went shopping at a local thrift store and found this beauty for less than $4.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Muumuu - Before

Leanne – Before

I loved the print, and it reminded me of the many hideous nightgowns/robes you have fabulously remade, so I decided to give it a go.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Muumuu - Before - From Behind

I’m loving this pattern!

I love the print too, Leanne!!  I would have for sure snagged this piece as well.  Let’s see how she transformed it!

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11 Days to Go: Cork Coasters

Oct 5, 2012 | 15 Comments

It’s a break from clothes today, yay!!

I’ve got a little project that I’m working on and needed a bunch of goodies like these for it, so today we’re doing coasters!!  Hello cork that isn’t coming out of a wine bottle I’m opening!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Home Crafts - Cork Coasters

Cork coasters!!

The last apartment I lived in had cork flooring in the kitchen that I was just obsessed with, and these coasters reminded me of it because of the thin, tile-y feel!  I’m not re-laying my floor if you’re wondering….still keeping them as coasters!

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12 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Oct 4, 2012 | 38 Comments

OK, this sweater was a no brainer when I snagged it at a garage sale.  It’s H&M, a thicker black knit, and was virtually brand new because the tag was still hanging from it.  The only issue…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Ripped H&M Sweater

Day 13 – Before (That’s my “seriously?” face.)

…a BIG snag leaving half the sleeve open!!

I’m a novice knitter, but the beauty of this piece was that the unraveling happened right on the seam!  It just looked way worse than it was, and I knew that an easy hand stitch would make this look brand new.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Ripped H&M Sweater - Dangling Threads!


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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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