Week 18: Natalie's NDAD Creation

Today's featured piece comes from Natalie - it's a holiday dress, so I thought it would be perfect to show as we're smack dab in the middle of the season!!  Extra ideas for holiday wardrobe are always welcome!! "I’ve always been a big fan of thrifting and then altering, but your blog dared me to take it to a whole new level!  I’ve never tried dyeing before, but one evening my mom for some reason thought I might want her ugly light pink 80s “dress” (dress = sack) as a winter nightgown.

Natalie - Before

(And how pregnant does it make me look?!)

I love Natalie's look right now...priceless face!

I was about to turn it down, but I realized the fabric was knit, so I knew it would stretch AND there would be no zippers or buttons to deal with.  I took a deep breath, went to Michael’s, and bought some RIT dye in cherry red.  After staining a pot and a spatula, I had a really nice red color!

All dyed!!

I chopped off the sleeves and took in the side seams. I also shortened it, obviously!  I wanted the front to have a little zing, so I detached the front bib from the collar. (I opted leaving the collar because I wanted to use it as a Christmas dress, and out here on the East Coast it gets chilly…I thought the collar might keep me warm!) I twisted the front around once, re-attached it to the collar, and added my favorite sparkly pin.

Natalie - After

It was the perfect Christmas dress!  Thanks for pushing me into the world of fabric dye!!  Love your blog…keep it up!!"

I love what you did Natalie!!  Thanks so much for sharing :)

Today's giveaway includes two of my favorite things - soaps by Roger & Gallet (Bouquet Imperial scented) and a Rejuviebag made from recycled juice boxes!  (There's an orange theme going on...)

Day 17 Giveaway Goodies

To win the goods, leave a comment below answering the following...If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?  A winner will get picked randomly tonight (12/18) and mentioned in tomorrow’s (12/19) post.  Congrats to Shrav who won yesterday!

I have a top five list but the place I'd love to go right now would be Australia.  I've been obsessed with the idea of visiting since being a kid and have dreams of seeing the Great Barrier Reef in person.  Plus it's summer there now too, so the warm weather would be nice!