Remake: Mauve Polyester Dress

Jul 21, 2014 | 6 Comments

This mauve wonder got a face lift over the weekend!

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Mauve dream!

Remake coming later today, but any thoughts on what it looks like now?? Fill me in!!

Remake: Satin Ruffled Neck Sashy Top

Jul 10, 2014 | 52 Comments

This shirt was a bona fide winner when I found it!

New Dress A Day - vintage top - Goodwill

Not exactly my style…

Let’s just say that I’m obsessed with these colors!

New Dress A Day - vintage top - Goodwill

To the floor, sashes!

The sashes were my fave!

New Dress A Day - vintage top - Goodwill

Fun top times!

But these pads…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - Goodwill

These are bigger than a football player’s!

I felt like a vintage clown. We have the same ruffled collar :)

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I mean…

Time to get to work!!

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Vintage & Crystals & More Vintage!

Jul 9, 2014 | 4 Comments

It’s been a work-in-progress kinda week!

I’ve been playing around with tons of Swarovski crystals for a chic project that you’ll get to see in a few days!

New Dress A Day - Swarovski

Crystal party!

Also, this vintage dress…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - Goodwill

Hey, sleeves!

…and this shoulder padded delight…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - Goodwill

These are bigger than a football player’s!

…will be posted as well. I’m sitting in a sea of fabric scraps as we speak!!!!!!!

Adrienne’s NDAD Creation

Jun 28, 2014 | 6 Comments

Adrienne’s piece for today is one of my faves! She used one of my go-to methods for when a vintage dress is just a little too bold or the pattern is super overwhelming. You can simplify and make it rock with just one easy step. Check out Adrienne’s piece…

I have been reading your blog for some time now, after I discovered (and bought) the book! I have always been an aspiring DIYer, but didn’t really know how to get started. Your book and blog have given me a lot of inspiration and ideas, so when some friends and I decided to go out thrifting, I dared them to find me something awful so I could make it into something wearable. This dress is the one we all agreed on.

New Dress a Day - vintage dress

BEFORE

It was a silk faux wrap dress, and was about 5 sizes too large! I actually loved the fact that it was silk, and the pattern, though, a bit VIVID, was too much for me for a whole dress.

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Remake: White & Denim Dress

Jun 24, 2014 | 29 Comments

You saw this dress last week…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - thrift store

Slightly discolored

…when I reached out your way to help me pick out what color to dye the top of it!

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - thrift store

Dem pockets…

Those appliqué/pockets were the best!!

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - thrift store

BEFORE

And by best, I mean had to go!! The votes were tallied and the winning color was coral!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - dyed vintage dress

New color going on!!

See how the whole piece looks now!

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