Remake: Pleated Floral Polyester Dress

Aug 26, 2014 | 11 Comments

So, I scored this fab polyester dress a few months back and finally decided it was time to get to work!

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Polyester dream!

There was a fun sash going on ’round the neck…

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Eh!

…as well as some big n’baggy sleeves.

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Arms!

How shall I SUMMERize this dress?

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Crazy Weekend Site Activity!!!

Aug 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

You guys, I’m SO sorry for all the site issues all weekend. Thank you for all of the emails and shout outs on Facebook/Instagram - it seems like everything is back up and rolling!

That makes me feel like this on the outside…

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Ron Swanson!!!

…and this on the inside!!!

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I’m so excited!!!

Full week of posts to come and giveaways (and winners!!) to share. You guys are the best!! xo

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Crystal’s NDAD Donation: Chevron Sequin Prom Dress

Aug 20, 2014 | 35 Comments

I received this amazing dress from reader Crystal, and I have been waiting for just the right time/place to wear it. I finally had the perfect spot – a trip to the Magic Castle, where there’s a dress code of jackets for gents and no jeans, sandals, or casual gear. When I see that I think, cocktail attire!! And when I think cocktail attire, I think sequins!

I bought this at Savers to wear to a wedding because the wedding was themed “crazy prom dresses”. I thought I could lose the weight to wear it to the wedding, but no luck. I figured that you could have fun with it! Thanks, Crystal

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Dreamy pouffy sleeves of sequins!

There were big, pouffy sleeves in this fabulous sequined chevron print.

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What about prom, Blaine?

Long skirt, check! A tulle crinoline underneath, check!

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BEFORE

I was SUPER excited to get working on this!!

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Ninutschka’s NDAD Creation

Aug 18, 2014 | 19 Comments

My girl Ninutschka in Germany submitted the cutest remake! The pattern is so fun and she totally worked it into something that suits her. It started off a bit frumpy, but check out her upcycling magic…

Some weeks ago I discovered your blog and was so impressed by all your great ideas. I am a vintage-lover too, and often customize my clothes. I found this simple, green printed dress at a flea market. The pattern is quite fun but the fabric is super full, so I wanted to create something else out of it.

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Ninutschka – Before

The dress was at least two sizes too big and this was especially apparent in the chest area. It is hand-sewn and I knew that I could work with the existing seams to make adjustments.

Check out the after look on Ninutschka (and her FAB shoes)…

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Weekend Wedding Preview!

Aug 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

One of my most favorite pals got married over the weekend (hence some slight weekend post delays…) and I can’t wait to show you photos along with an easy DIY I crafted for my dress that took less than a minute.

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Me & Mrs. Fox

There are so many fun pics to share and lots of fox masks to wear.*

*I’m a rhymin’ fool, yo.

Stay tuned…

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