DIY Sweater Hacks!

Dec 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

For today’s remake, I began with two things I already had in my collection – they were old H&M sweaters that I wasn’t wearing that were in my donation pile.

However, for my trip to AZ I needed a couple of sweaters for one of the TV segments that I was doing, so I went right to these both.

Exhibit A (sweater which has an annoying neck):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2006

Exhibit B (sweater which is overly pilly):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater Take 2

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2004

Check out and see what I crafted these two into!!

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Vintage 80s Teal Suede Sash Dress

Dec 1, 2014 | 10 Comments

If my mom wore this dress in the 80s, it would have been one that I coveted as a kid!

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

Hey 80s, haaaaaay!!

The teal suede sash in front? Better than Miss America!

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

Yikes!

And that print! It’s like an abstract piece of art – brush strokes all over.

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

From behind…

It’s a little much as is…

vintage 80s dress

Straight outta Working Girl!

…but I’m going to make it winter ready in just a few steps!

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Darci’s NDAD Creation

Nov 24, 2014 | 8 Comments

When someone sends you a note on cat stationery, it becomes a treasured piece of mail! The lovely Darci in MI sent a remake my way that was striped perfection. Here’s her note!

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Love this!!

My crafty sewing friend helped me recreate this dress into something that I’d actually wear.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Striped Dress

BEFORE

Time to see what Darci changed this striped apron-y/dress into…

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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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