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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Remake: Ivory Satin Jacket

Mar 7, 2014 | 12 Comments

You saw a few teaser shots of this satin blazer yesterday…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Satin Blazer

It’s embroidered!

Ivory with light blue and pink embroidered flowers as well as one solo pocket, like you do…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Satin Blazer

BEFORE

I had visions of cutting the sleeves short or tweaking the collar…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Satin Blazer

Belt loops!

…but then I thought about making a color change.  Yep, that’s exactly what this piece needs.  Color change, here I come!

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Remake: Ivory Satin Jacket Teaser

Mar 5, 2014 | 9 Comments

Here’s a teaser of the piece that I’ve been working diligently on!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Satin Blazer

Strings!

Ivory satin blazer action in effect!!  Just with a few belt loops…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Satin Blazer

That’s embroidery and belt loops!

…and some strings hanging off.

Check back later to see what this piece looks like now!  Any thoughts?

Rachel’s NDAD Creation: Oscar Edition

Mar 2, 2014 | 10 Comments

Rachel’s remake is totally tied into Oscar Week!  Check out the fab Gatsby remake she created for her son’s theater performance.  I would have LOVED to be in The Great Gatsby.  Oh Daisy Buchanan…  I’ll have another remake up before the Oscars air later today!

This past November, my son performed the role of Tom Buchanan in his high school theatre group’s performance of The Great Gatsby.  It was a fantastic show!  I scored a suit for him at my favorite charity thrift store for $2 and made some adjustments. I volunteered to help with other costumes, mostly taking things in and adjusting hems, but my big remake was a dress for Myrtle, played by the lovely ML.  I went back to my favorite thrift store and scored a $3 twinset (a matching shirt and open jacket) made of a dark red and shimmery heavy jersey.

New Dress A Day - DIY -  Great Gatsby Costume - Vintage Dress - Upcycled

BEFORE

Time to get Gatsby-ized!!

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Oscars 2014: The Wolf of Wall Street

Feb 25, 2014 | 17 Comments

Oscar Week continues!! Day 2: The Wolf of Wall Street

New Dress A Day - 90s Polo shirt - vintage Ralph Lauren - Wolf of Wall Street Costumes

Wolf of Wall Street

What a frenetic blast this one was!! I mean get a load of this mug…

New Dress A Day - 90s Polo shirt - vintage Ralph Lauren - Wolf of Wall Street Costumes

Wayfarer City

While I was out thrifting, I found the perfect piece…

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