Peach Lace Dress

Dec 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

The Gone With the Wind-ish dress was the highest voted piece and I couldn’t wait to get started on it!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

BEfORE

Peach just isn’t my color. It totally washes me out, so the first thing that I was excited to do was change the shade!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Dreamy, right?

There are some other issues we’ll have to handle as well…

Vintage Dress - holiday party

So much fabric!!

…but color changing was first up on the agenda. Making the lace work was a close second :)

What color would you have picked?? I went with…

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Peach Lace Dress

Dec 15, 2014 | 5 Comments

After all your votes, it was the ruffled peach dress, for the win!!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Dreamy, right?

Here’s just a little teaser of how it turned out:

Vintage Dress - holiday party

The after…

Full blog post to come later today, but I must say…this piece turned out gorgeous!

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Regula’s NDAD Creation

Dec 14, 2014 | 8 Comments

I received this fabulous remake from German-reader Regula and it’s something that I want to make immediately!! It’s starting to get colder here in Los Angeles (I just put my heat on for the first time this year!) and I’m dreaming about making myself what Regula did. For those of you out there craving a little coziness, this project will be right up your alley!!

I’ve been following you for quite a while. I think it’s amazing how you see potential in any dress you find. I often go to thrift stores hoping to find THE THING that speaks to me: “I want to be turned into something else. Please, help me!”

Case in point…this lovely plaid flannel shirt.

 

New Dress A Day - Pajama DIY

BEFORE

Regula even draws out her plans…

New Dress A Day - Pajama DIY

The plans!

I think you’re going to love the outcome…check it out:

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Ivory Cotton Boho Dress

Dec 8, 2014 | 11 Comments

Today’s dress was one that I picked up at a swap party!

Zara Cotton Dress

BEFORE

Once I put it on though, it was going to be more of a tunic than a dress! It was super cute, however super sheer at the same time.

Zara Cotton Dress

Spots!

There were a few spots as well, but with a little color changing, I knew it could become something totally wearable!

I picked out a bottle of dye and got to work!

DIY Gumball Costume

You spin me right round, baby! 

PS, the above shade isn’t the color I actually used. Any thoughts to what I chose?? Check out the new look:

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DIY Sweater Hacks!

Dec 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

For today’s remake, I began with two things I already had in my collection – they were old H&M sweaters that I wasn’t wearing that were in my donation pile.

However, for my trip to AZ I needed a couple of sweaters for one of the TV segments that I was doing, so I went right to these both.

Exhibit A (sweater which has an annoying neck):

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

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2006

Exhibit B (sweater which is overly pilly):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater Take 2

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2004

Check out and see what I crafted these two into!!

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