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

New Dress A Day - 80s Sequin Prom Dress

Dreamy pouffy sleeves of sequins!

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

New Dress A Day - 80s Sequin Prom Dress

What about prom, Blaine?

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

New Dress A Day - 80s Sequin Prom Dress

BEFORE

I was SUPER excited to get working on this!!

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Ninutschka’s NDAD Creation

Aug 18, 2014 | 20 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.

New Dress A Day - vintage outdated dress

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.

New Dress A Day - wedding

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…

In All

Remake: Mauve Polyester Dress Part II

Aug 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

Here’s that mauve polyester dress again!!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Lean back!

Long sleeves, extra layer up top…

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Should I make a pillow with this?

…got turned into this fabulous dress the first round!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Looks a bit different now, right?

Nothing like some halter action!!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

BEFORE // AFTER

I was still left with the top layer of the dress and I had to find a second use for it!! Wanna see what I did??

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Week of DIY-ing!!

Aug 8, 2014 | One Comment

It’s been a bit of a DIY week!!

From cupcakes for a little cupcake throwdown…

NDAD - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Hello, cupcake!

…to watercolors for a handmade card for my pals S&J’s wedding this weekend (you’ll see the card on Instagram on Saturday before the soirée)…

NDAD - DIY watercolors

It’s like art class!

…I’m just catching up now of more outfits!!

You saw this fabulous mauve polyester piece a few weeks ago, go from frump to chic…

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

BEFORE // AFTER

…and I’m using the top portion next!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Should I make a pillow with this?

After the weekend, I’ll be posting how I summerized it! Stay tuned!!