Remake: Red & Black Polkadotted Top

Mar 20, 2014 | 19 Comments

I showed a little teaser of this piece yesterday…

Red and black polkadotted top…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Red Polkadotted Tunic

BEFORE

…with some crazy jagged edges at the pleated bottom!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Red Polkadotted Tunic

Someone went scissor happy!

Also, it looked like someone had gotten to this piece before me!  Some white stitching had come undone and low and behold, the previous owner was trying some upcycling of their own!

Remake: Red & Black Polkadotted Top Teaser

This was already adjusted!!

Unfortunately it wasn’t totally working for me, so I had to continue with the tweaking!

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Remake: Red & Black Polkadotted Top Teaser

Mar 19, 2014 | One Comment

Just wanted to give you a little sneak peek of what I’m working on!

I found this fab tunic-y top with little black polka dots on it and fell in love with the fabric!  I also really loved the pleated portion at the bottom…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Red Polkadotted Tunic

BEFORE

…until I got home, tried it on, and saw that someone got super scissor happy with it!  What?!?!?!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Red Polkadotted Tunic

Jagged edges!

There’s a bit of work that needs to be done to get it ready to wear, but I feel confident!  Check back later today to see the new look.

Amber’s NDAD Creation

Mar 15, 2014 | 9 Comments

My girl Amber submitted a piece a while back (refresher HERE!) and I have to say that I’m obsessed with what she does. Her before looks are totally on par with mine as well, which cracks me up! I love the “let’s give sour face when we’re wearing something not so pleasant” move. It’s my go-to when I’m shooting the before looks – I live for the sour face and she totally nails it. Also, her recreations have been über chic. See what she’s up to today!!

My roommate was cleaning out her closet and was tossing this shirt, so I got it for free! Obviously it doesn’t fit my bust region, so I’m going to turn it into a skirt!

New Dress A Day - DIY - thrift store shopping - upcycled shirt

BEFORE

Let’s turn this puppy into a truck, y’all!

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Copycat: Tommy Hilfiger Belt Print Skirt

Mar 12, 2014 | 19 Comments

Today’s project comes about after finding a tear sheet tucked away of Tommy Hilfiger’s fall 2012 collection!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Tommy Hilfiger Belt Print Skirt

M’tear sheet!

I was always so drawn to the fabulous belt print of these pieces…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Tommy Hilfiger Belt Print Skirt

Tommy Hilfiger Inspiration Pieces

…that I wanted to create my own version!  This town and country vibe had to come to life and I finally had the pieces to make this myself!  Time to DIY!

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Remake: Orange Floral Dress

Mar 10, 2014 | 35 Comments

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Orange.

Orange, who?

Orange you glad to see me, what are you wearing?!?

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Orange Floral Dress - 80s

BEFORE

Excellent question!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Orange Floral Dress - 80s

What to do with this?

I love me some orange, but this isn’t quite the look that I’m going for. Just give me a quick half hour and I’m going to have this ready to wear in public.

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