Remake: White Cotton Beach Dress

Dec 3, 2013 | 16 Comments

Happy Tuesday!! How was everyone’s Thanksgiving/weekend/Monday back at work?? I hope you all enjoyed a little R&R!

I just got back from a little holiday retreat in Costa Rica where I had fish (!!!) on Thanksgiving! Such a welcomed break for a few days, but now it’s back to business. I’ve got some fun holiday posts coming up soon, but in the interim we’re going to have a few posts with some beachy retreat remakes! First up was this fab white cotton dress – my gal AA gave this one to me and it was perfect for summer! Lots of lace and layers…

New Dress A Day - DIY - White Linen Dress - Tie Dye

BEFORE

…but also lots of spots! I knew that the spottage could be handled with a little assistance.

New Dress A Day - DIY - White Linen Dress - Tie Dye

Spotty, spot, spots!

DYE! It’s going to be a tie dye kind of day for this piece!

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Remake: Ivory Striped Dress

Oct 22, 2013 | 30 Comments

I got this ivory dress from a girlfriend who was moving to NY in hopes of giving it a fix.  It was stunning, however there were some slight issues.

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress

BEFORE

There were lots of these faded, brownish spots at the bottom of the dress…

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress

Spots!!

…as well no sort of straps to keep the halter up.  I ended up pinning it to the hanger to get a full view.

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress

No straps!

To maintain the ivory color I tried washing the piece, however there was still a substantial amount of discoloration at the bottom.  To fully hide the marks, I thought a color change would do the trick!

What color would you go with??

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