Remake: Vintage Purple Polyester Dress

Nov 18, 2014 | 41 Comments

Yeah, so this one is most definitely added to the “more uncomfortable vintage finds” list. It’s a whole lotta polyester!

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

BEFORE

Polyester with a big ol’collar and a zipper down the front! Also there’s a few belt loops with nothing to put inside…

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

From behind…

Kind of itchy, seriously heavy, and without a whole ton of awesomeness going on.

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

Zipper times!

However, I’m a-gonna bring that awesomeness. You heard, I’m a-gonna bring it!

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Mustard Yellow Quilted Dress

Nov 13, 2014 | 13 Comments

When I saw this dress, at first look I thought it could have been a blanket.

New Dress A Day - vintage mustard yellow dress

BEFORE

It was sitting in a pile of clothes and all I saw was the shiny yellow quilted skirt, yet still it had to be mine.

New Dress A Day - vintage mustard yellow dress

No bueno on the length

I thought it just needed some simple length adjustment…

New Dress A Day - vintage mustard yellow dress

Perfect to add to my hot dog!

…but then I found something else!!

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Lime Green Polyester Dress

Nov 10, 2014 | 15 Comments

You guys saw this lovely frock last week. It’s a whole lot of something, right??

New Dress A Day - vintage lime green dress

BEFORE

Those sleeves and collar were a sight.

New Dress A Day - vintage lime green dress

That’s a collar!

They were made from such a thick polyester too! Time to minimize the accent touches.

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Weekend Teaser!

Nov 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

Hi friends!! I’ve been traveling this week so I’m a bit behind on posting, but I wanted to give you a teaser on what to look forward to over the next few days.

This mustard yellow dress is a total delight. The skirt is thick and quilty, the color is perfect for this time of year, but it needs a bit of help.

 

New Dress A Day - vintage mustard yellow dress

Perfect to add to my hot dog!

Hey collar, haaaaaaaaaay!! Plus lime green to boot!! Can’t wait to show you the after look of this guy.

New Dress A Day - vintage lime green dress

That’s a collar!

Love this light blue muumuu. The neck ties make for a perfect hair accent!

 New Dress A Day - vintage blue muumuu

Multi-purpose muumuu

I feel like Cinderella with our matching blue hair sashes :)

Cinderella - Hair

Matching hair sash!

Three fun outfits with three even more fun after looks to come… Would any of these make it into your Goodwill basket??

DIY Gumball Costume

Nov 3, 2014 | 17 Comments

Halloween is over, but here’s a rundown of what I actually wore on the big night! Can’t wait to hear what you dressed up like this year!

I worked with RIT Dye on this year’s costume, so I started with a white cotton dress as the base and then played around with dye to really give off a gumball machine feel!

DIY Gumball Costume

BEFORE

Start a dye bath for your garment next. I used a washing machine, but a stove top works as well. Fill your machine with hot water (run it on a whites wash) or boil the water on your stove top. Add your chosen dye (I went with Cherry Red) to your dye bath…

DIY Gumball Costume

Red dye!!

…wet your garment completely in water, and then add your piece to the bath.

DIY Gumball Costume

You spin me right round, baby!

After the wash is complete (or after you’ve let the garment marinate on the stove top) toss it into the dryer to dry completely before adding your pompoms!

DIY Gumball Costume

Supplies!

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