Remake: Dress Swap with Recycled Fashion

Mar 21, 2014 | 21 Comments

Today’s post is a fun one!  I partnered up with my Australian pal Erica at Recycled-Fashion for a little outfit swapping!  We decided to send each other a fabulous thrifted find (hers is below), work our magic on them, and then post the after shots.  We’ve been working on this for a little bit and it’s finally time to reveal what we came up with!

This is what Erica sent me…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Floral Dress - DIY - thrift store

Ready to remake!

Check her out modeling the floral, billowy-ness!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Floral Dress - DIY - thrift store

BEFORE

I received it in the mail and got working!!  Any thoughts of where I’m going to take it?  I think you’re going to like the final product!

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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.

DIY: Swarovski Disco Ball Necklace

Mar 3, 2014 | 13 Comments

Today’s Oscar finale is American Hustle-inspired!!  I found a fabulous 70s dress covered in gems and thought I’d DIY some accessories to accompany. Disco balls on my ears and ’round my neck?  Check!! 

New Dress A Day - vintage 70s dress-- American Hustle Costumes - DIY Swarovski Disco Ball Necklace

Oscar Ready!!

Check out how to get this fun necklace using these supplies…

New Dress A Day - vintage 70s dress-- American Hustle Costumes - DIY Swarovski Disco Ball Necklace

Supplies

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Remake: Valentine’s Day Dress Teaser

Feb 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

So this is the blush dress that we’re working with today!  Hey shoulders and big flowy skirt.  You want to see how flowy…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage 80s Dress - Sequined Applique

Shoulder Pads!!

…I could cover a table with this skirt if I sat on it!  That’s how flowy we’re talking.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage 80s Dress - Sequined Applique

New tablecloth

I mostly bought this dress because of the appliqué but it sat on my to-do rack for a while until I saw a piece that I was obsessed with.  This dress was the first thing that came to mind.  So happy to be crafting something fabulous with it for today!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage 80s Dress - Sequined Applique

Hey there, appliqué!

I’m working with these guys…

New Dress A Day -DIY - vintage dress - lace - interfacing

Hot trio.

…to put together a perfect Valentine’s Day outfit.

The after look is coming this afternoon and I’ll will be posting fun evening shots while wearing it on Instagram and Twitter later on tonight.

What are you wearing on Valentine’s Day?

Copycat: Stolen Girlfriends Club Fringe Sweatshirt

Feb 12, 2014 | 12 Comments

My heart beats twice for fringe so when I saw this sweatshirt originally worn by Jenny Slate on Parks and Recreation earlier this season, I took a screen shot and added it to the to-do list!! (For those Parks and Rec fans, you can head over here to HelloGiggles to read the post with the full TV tie in! This is one of my faves on TV and Jenny’s character is the best. I heart Mona Lisa Saperstein!)

It was a basic grey sweatshirt with suede fringe on the front of it…

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Whole lotta fringe!

…made by Stolen Girlfriends Club.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Stolen Girlfriends Club sweatshirt – original retail $398

To me, it was the perfect piece to DIY. This is something that can easily be done with a grey shirt that’s already in your collection or one scored from Old Navy (which is the one that I used).

Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need:

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Supplies

1. Suede fringe trim from your local craft store (this is from M&J Trimming)

2. Fabric glue or thread (Aileen’s Fabric Fusion is a great option)

3. Grey sweatshirt (here’s the Old Navy one I used (*it’s on sale for less than $6!! but there isn’t full sizing. Here’s another great option from Kohl’s that can also work.)

I began with my grey sweatshirt and placed the trim in a V shape to mimic the original piece.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Placin’ that fringe

With the V shape made, I began to pin the fringe trim in place.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Pinning!

Once the trim was pinned down…

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Fringe is ready to go!

…I grabbed a magazine to put in-between the sweatshirt layers…

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Layer with Sherlock!

…and started to glue the trim in place. This is a heavy duty fabric adhesive so the trim will stick super duper well! If you have a sewing machine, a quick stitch at the fringe seam will work like a charm as well.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Dab that glue!

Once the glue dried and the trim was affixed, it was time to wear the sweatshirt!

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

AFTER

Jenny Slate is my brunette sista.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Fringe Fest

I totally shoulda made that face.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Mah siblingz

This is such a comfortable piece to add to the wardrobe…

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Pretty fab copycat!

…and it couldn’t be easier to make!!

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Channeling my inner Mona Lisa

JS’ tiger necklace is totally legit too.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Fringe-tastic!

I opted to go sans necklace, but you can get a matching version of hers at TopShop. The more I look at it the more I want it!

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Move that fringe!!

DIY eagle necklace soon? Just might be the next project on the agenda!

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