149 Days to Go: $1 Remake

It's the lovely silver glitter dress making a second appearance!! New-Dress-a-Day-DIY-Vintage-Dress-Before-Shot-2-158-500x792

I crafted this lovely piece from the skirt of the dress on Day 158...


...and now am working with the top piece today!!

I removed the shoulder pads first...

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Removing Shoulder Pads - 149

They were a bit lumpy and just needed to come out!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Shoulder Pads - 149

I'm using the back of the piece as the front for my soon-to-be-jacket, so I began to snip off the little button loops that lined the seam.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Trimming Button Holes - 149

After trimming the loops, the zipper came next.  There was about four inches of zipper leftover at the bottom of the piece, so I meticulously cut on both sides of the garment to get it off!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Zipper Remnants - 149

Literally just a few snippy steps to finish my jacket!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Sparkle Jacket - Open 149

There was a leftover hook and eye on the piece so I tested it out...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Sparkle Jacket

I'm feeling the open look!  I'm going to re-wear this jacket over the weekend - during the day - to get some better shots!  My wonky flash was going crazy tonight!