Remake: Mauve Polyester Dress

Jul 22, 2014 | 12 Comments

You saw the teaser of this piece yesterday…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Mauve dream!

…and gave me plenty of ideas of what you thought I might turn it into!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Should I make a pillow with this?

There’s absolutely no way of flashing anyone wearing this!!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

So much fabric!

The key factor to this dress was the layered top!

 

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Lean back!

I had an idea of what I wanted to create…

 

 

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Vintage layers!

…but loved hearing what you had to say!  From cap sleeves and dye to strapless and shortened, you had some fabulous ideas. Want to see what it looks like now??

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Remake: Mauve Polyester Dress

Jul 21, 2014 | 6 Comments

This mauve wonder got a face lift over the weekend!

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Mauve dream!

Remake coming later today, but any thoughts on what it looks like now?? Fill me in!!

Copycat: Prada Jeweled Purse

Jul 18, 2014 | 17 Comments

I absolutely fell in love with this Prada clutch when I first laid eyes on it.

New Dress A Day - DIY pouch - Prada Copycat

Prada’s inspiration clutch

I just wasn’t as in love with the $2580 price tag. Using this gorg purse as inspiration, I was determined to create my own gemtastic masterpiece!

With all the leftovers that I’ve accumulated from the thousands of dresses I’ve remade, I knew I could stitch up a pouch in no time. I thought that this lovely piece would make the perfect base because…

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

BEFORE

…after I trimmed it up…

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

Time to go short!

…and turned it into this…

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

1,000,000 times better!

…I had tons of leftovers to play with! Nothing that a little dyeing can’t fix to make this the perfect base!

With my pouch plans in place, Swarovski gems procured in the matching colors on the Prada purse (emeralds, yellows, golds, blues, clear)…

New Dress A Day - Swarovski

Crystal party!

…and backings from EH Ashley in hand…

New Dress A Day - Backings

Backings!

…it was time to get my bedazzle on!

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In All · Copycat

Gem Party!

Jul 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

My Swarovski-encrusted project is almost complete! I showed you this photo last week…

New Dress A Day - Swarovski

Crystal party!

…and I’ve made quite a bit of progress since then.

New Dress A Day - Swarovski

The backings are on!

Do you have any thoughts on what this might be turning into?? Share them below! You’ll see the after look tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Remake: Zebra Print Shirt

Jul 13, 2014 | 23 Comments

When I first saw this zebra shirt at a garage sale, I totally passed it up. It was on a garment rack with a slew of other polyester shirts and I just wasn’t having any of them.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Zebra Shirt

BEFORE

However I kept walking by it and started thinking about how fun zebra print is. The more I thought about it, I realized that this could be a piece that could work well…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Zebra Shirt

Just a smidge too big!

…with the right styling and a good fit.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Zebra Shirt

Safari shirt!

I guess it’s good that I tend to linger at garage sales – gives me just enough time to turn a “no” into a “yes”. And, when I brought it to the sellers to pay for (along with the other goodies I found), they just gave it to me (thanks guys!!). I think they had seen enough of it and was ready to say goodbye.

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