Remake: Vintage Purple Pleated Dress

Feb 19, 2015 | 20 Comments

There’s nothing more uncomfortable than a tight neck!

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Tight neck!

I feel like I get neck-claustrophobia (yeah, that’s a word I just made up) when I wear things like this. The color was fab…

New Dress a Day - Vintage Dress

Make me more fun!

…but the dress needed a little more something added to it, you know?

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Hey, now!

Plus there were some major shoulder pads that needed to get removed.

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Shoulder pads!!

I should stuff new pillows with all of the pads that I’ve accumulated :) Ready to see how this dress looks now??

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Boxes O’Vintage & Purple Satin Dress Teaser

Feb 17, 2015 | 3 Comments

I’ve unearthed a few of my boxes labeled vintage (yay!!!) and it was like Christmas all over again as I began to unpack. I’m only one extra-large Home Depot box in, and already it’s a season’s worth of remakes.

New Dress A Day - box of vintage clothes!

Box o’vintage

It’s also solidifying the fact that my memory isn’t serving me as well as it used to because a half of the pieces I don’t even recall purchasing :) Is there such a thing as “moving brain?” Because if so, I’m self-diagnosing myself with just that.

Didn’t remember this cute top…

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Perfect summer top!

Same goes with this 60s dress with an amazingly sick collar!! (Love me some collars.)

New Dress A Day - vintage clothes!

Dye job on the horizon for this one?? What are your thoughts???

Totally forgot about this aqua dress…

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Love that applique!

…as well as this French polyester shirt with “bonbons” and “Paris” written all over it. Definitely not sure what my original intention was for this one, but I’m determined to make it work!

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Oui Oui!

I shot a bunch of pieces before I moved, so the before looks are pretty much ready to go. Tomorrow, I’m going to turn this dress into something a little more updated!

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Tight neck!

And preferably something with some more room at the neck!

Those shoulder pads are going to get removed as well…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Shoulder pads!!

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Remake: Tweed Dress with Buttons

Feb 16, 2015 | 39 Comments

This tweed dress remake was one of my favorites from last year! It’s President’s Day, so this tweed look felt a bit Washington to me – perfect thing to re-post for today! My sewing machine has come out of the moving boxes, so it’s back to the grind! You’ll see what I’ve been working on this week. I hope those of you who have off today enjoy an extra bit of R&R, Three day weekends are always a treat!

I’ve had this tweed dress for a while but just haven’t been inspired to do anything with it. Do you guys ever feel that way about things – you either have errands, projects, or tasks to complete and you just can’t motivate to get ‘em done? I feel that way about many things (I have a bag of clothes in my trunk that need to be dropped off at the dry cleaners, yet they’ve been there since Thanksgiving…) and this dress has been one that I’ve just been staring at.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage tweed dress - Goodwill

BEFORE

It’s still way warmer here than anywhere else in the country (Atlanta, where y’all at right now?? The newscasts have been comparing your city to The Walking Dead. Just stay safe and beware of those zombies, k!!) but a chill in air has started to make way. Today I finally brought out the tweed to make it work.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage tweed dress - Goodwill

At least there are pockets!

It’s about as close to a winter wardrobe as I’m going to get right now!

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DIY: Sequined Heart Shoe Clips

Feb 13, 2015 | 10 Comments

This is one of my favorite posts from a few years back! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought some sparkly heart action was in order. I still wear these all the time too. Happy almost <3 day!

I’ve been a fan of ban.do’s sequined pieces, so I thought that I’d make my own version of their red sequined hearts today!

New Dress A Day - DIY - sequin heart shoe clips - earrings

ban.do Copycat

I started off with my supplies – red felt, sequin trim, and loose sequins, as I’m going to make two versions of these hearts.

New Dress A Day - DIY - sequin heart shoe clips - earrings

Supplies!

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Remake: Belly Dancer Costume Top

Feb 10, 2015 | 9 Comments

I love finding costumes or wedding dresses, things that are really meant to be worn for one purpose, and giving them a 180.

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Before

It’s fun to think outside the box a little, so when I found this glorious top…

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This is incredible!

…I just HAD to have it. Sheer sleeves, blue trim, FRINGE, and a cool coin chain. How does one pass over that item?? :)

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Ready for the parade!

I was super excited to craft this into something that I’d wear everyday.

New Dress A Day - Costume

Jingle jangle!

Seriously – I might be taking the top off in the photo below, but what I’m going to be making could turn into something I wear daily.

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Hi & Bai

Wanna see what I’m thinking??

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