Labor Day Whites!

Aug 29, 2014 | 27 Comments

You guys…I have a BIG question to pose. Whites after Labor Day – yay or nay?!

This dress has some severe spot action.

New Dress A Day - vintage white dress

SPOT PARTY!!!!!!!!

All those spots will be tackled, but what are your thoughts on the color?

New Dress A Day - vintage white dress

Spots errrwhere!

Do we break the Labor Day rules or do we go with a new shade of color?? Let me know your thoughts below! Happy Labor Day weekend!

Remake: Chevron Sequin Prom Dress Pt. II

Aug 27, 2014 | 12 Comments

I was in love with this sequined dress…

New Dress A Day - 80s Sequin Prom Dress

What about prom, Blaine?

…that I turned into this…

New Dress A Day - 80s sequined dress

BEFORE / AFTER

…but there were SO many sequins left over! I just couldn’t let them go to waste.

I grabbed one of the sleeves…

New Dress A Day - 80s prom dress

Hello, sleeve.

…and got to work!

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Remake: Pleated Floral Polyester Dress

Aug 26, 2014 | 13 Comments

So, I scored this fab polyester dress a few months back and finally decided it was time to get to work!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

Polyester dream!

There was a fun sash going on ’round the neck…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

Eh!

…as well as some big n’baggy sleeves.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

Arms!

How shall I SUMMERize this dress?

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Ninutschka’s NDAD Creation

Aug 18, 2014 | 20 Comments

My girl Ninutschka in Germany submitted the cutest remake! The pattern is so fun and she totally worked it into something that suits her. It started off a bit frumpy, but check out her upcycling magic…

Some weeks ago I discovered your blog and was so impressed by all your great ideas. I am a vintage-lover too, and often customize my clothes. I found this simple, green printed dress at a flea market. The pattern is quite fun but the fabric is super full, so I wanted to create something else out of it.

New Dress A Day - vintage outdated dress

Ninutschka – Before

The dress was at least two sizes too big and this was especially apparent in the chest area. It is hand-sewn and I knew that I could work with the existing seams to make adjustments.

Check out the after look on Ninutschka (and her FAB shoes)…

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Remake: Mauve Polyester Dress Part II

Aug 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

Here’s that mauve polyester dress again!!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Lean back!

Long sleeves, extra layer up top…

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Should I make a pillow with this?

…got turned into this fabulous dress the first round!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Looks a bit different now, right?

Nothing like some halter action!!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

BEFORE // AFTER

I was still left with the top layer of the dress and I had to find a second use for it!! Wanna see what I did??

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