I’m All Moved In!!

Feb 5, 2015 | 7 Comments

You guys, I moved!! I finally got into my new place :) Sorry for the downtime, but my wifi is all set and now I’m getting ready to get back into the swing of things.

Figured I’d share some of my moving shots from boxing and labeling my DIY goodies…

Packing Boxes - DIY

Boxing the necessities. DIY jam and vodka, for all your homemade gift needs!

…to saying goodbye to my little panic room door that when opened…

20s Apartment

My old panic room/office door

…hid my wee sewing studio. I’m looking forward to my new space complete with a proper area to sew and space for all of my supplies!

Small Office

My old ‘lil sewing area!

As I was sorting through things to keep and donate, I found something amazing from years ago. The gift certificate to Jennifer Convertibles that I won on The Price is Right!!!!!

 Can’t wait to see what this is going to get me there…many, many, many years later. (I will obviously have to document this moment.)

Price Is Right

Look what I found?!

After days of taping boxes, wrapping glass in bubble wrap, and taking down all of my fun Etsy art, I finally had my old apartment empty. It was time to say goodbye and step into my new home that I can’t wait to fill with more memories.

When moving into a new place, one always rolls their sleeves and wears their Game of Thrones tee shirt given to them by their Reddit Secret Santa.

Moving Gear - Crows Before Hoes T Shirt

My new Game of Thrones Tee!!!

That’s just how one rolls.

I’m spending the next few days unpacking but will be back in sewing mode this weekend. Fun remakes to come next week!! Thanks for all your patience and lovely emails! So happy to be starting this next chapter of my life in a brand new space! xo

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Remake: Ruffle Neck Winter Florals

Jan 26, 2015 | 32 Comments

Weeee!! Here’s the before shot of this gorgeous number…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

Grrrrr!

Lots of big, extra ruffles going on!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

It’s all mine, friends!

Feeling like the piece has just swallowed me.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

Clown neck-ish??

Let’s get this wearable!!

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Corduroy Collared Dress

Jan 12, 2015 | 9 Comments

I love it when this happens.

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

Yeah, I’m talking about when that dress just won’t fit. In this case, I couldn’t get one of my arms into the sleeve nor button up the top portion of the dress.

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

Disaster.

This just wasn’t going to work…

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

My arm just won’t make it in!

Time to make this something wearable!

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Upcoming Pieces!

Jan 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I’ve been a bit offline the past week because I’m moving (yay!! still in LA, but to a space where I’ll have an actual studio to work in!!) and have been in crazy boxing up mode. Alas, I’m back and have some really fun remakes around the corner.

This is just one you get to look forward to…

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

And, here’s another…

Vintage Blue DRess

Belting out ma fave tune!

Also, a winner will get announced later today from the pre-holiday goodie giveaway (someone is getting a chic, new Rafe purse!!) and I see a bunch more giveaways coming up while I take down the arduous task of boxing up my apartment!

Stay tuned!

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New Year’s Eve Party Purse

Dec 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

Happy almost 2015, friends!! This is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it my mom’s birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!!) but it’s the start of new things to come. There’s some fun stuff ahead in the pipelines and I can’t wait to fill you all in! But, let’s talk about the important stuff – what are you wearing tonight??

This is such an easy project to make and one that’s perfect to complete when you’re dyeing other pieces. I found this vintage beaded purse at Goodwill that had lots of darkish spots on the pink satin as well as a handle that was dark, dirty, and just not something that you’d want to hold onto.

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Straight from Goodwill!

I thought a little dye dip would do the trick, so I added this purse into the dye bath I created for this lovely dress (click here for the full post)

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Purple was the right choice.

…and ended up with the perfect NYE accessory!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Easy steps!!

I wasn’t into the strap, so I snipped it to create a clutch.

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Snip snip!

I can’t wait to wear this with my sequins tonight!!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Snip snip!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Ready to wear!

I love that the sequins are pronounced now! What a fun way to give this tossaway a new life. Love that Rit Dye!

Where are you counting down tonight?

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