Remake: Blue with Green Trim Dress

Jul 30, 2014 | 28 Comments

This lovely keyhole dress was a present from a pal of mine who was cleaning out her closet before moving.

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Spots!

The shape was fun and flowy…

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Swing dress!

…but there were dark spots on the top portion that wouldn’t come out. (I tried everything from washing to Tide penning, but alas…the spots didn’t go anywhere.)

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Spot!!

Since the spots weren’t going anywhere…

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Handful o’spots!

…I had adjust my plans. When things won’t move, cover them up!

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Remake: Blue with Green Trim Dress

Jul 29, 2014 | One Comment

Just a little teaser of tomorrow’s dress…

New Dress A Day - Blue Polyester Dress

Spots!

This was a piece that a friend of mine handed off in a bag of goodies when she moved to Chicago. There were some weird darkish spots on the top and she said, “if anyone can make this work, you can!” I decided to do just that :)

Check back for the after look!!

Cathy’s NDAD Creation

Jul 27, 2014 | 28 Comments

Today’s piece that Cathy submitted is one that turned out so gorgeous. It looks like something I’d see at DVF. She worked wonders and I just can’t wait for you to see the outcome. Cathy, I would totally wear this in a heartbeat!! Anytime you’re willing to share… :)

My name is Cathy and I live in England. I have been following your blog for a while now and have been itching to have a go at a dress transformation. You’ve always made it sound like this was something anyone could do so I was encouraged to try it out for myself. My opportunity came when I got this dress on ebay for £10. The seller said it was a ‘Vintage Wisteria Print’ dress, but there was no label on the dress so I don’t know who made it or when.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

BEFORE

What I do know is that it has a beautiful purple print and cute pleats in the skirt.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

Close Up Neckline!

And I know that I would not wear it in a million years unless I made some some dramatic changes! 

Time to see Cathy’s dramatic changes!!!

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Creativebug Class – DYE Party (& win a free membership!)

Jul 24, 2014 | 23 Comments

I was lucky enough to get invited to create some videos of my own with Creativebug (my first class about muumuus is already up and running) and my second class launches today. Guess what it’s all about????

DYEING!!!

CREATIVEBUG DYE Class - Learn to dye!

Supplies!

I’m always getting such amazing questions from you guys about how to dye, proper techniques, etc., so we came up with a one-stop-shop for all things dye related.

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Remake: Mauve Polyester Dress

Jul 22, 2014 | 32 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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