16 Days to Go: Laura's NDAD Creation

Today's remake comes just about six hours away from me in Arizona!  Laura likes to remake things while watching movies which is totally how I like to roll too!  (I've been on a Friends rerun kick as of late...)

Hi Marisa!

First of all, I LOOOOVE your blog!  Here's the story behind my creation:  My Mom has been ruthlessly cleaning out closets in my childhood home, and she came across a box of old costumes from Halloween, plays, church events, etc... I went through the box with your inspirational website in mind, and found this piece of potential!  My mom whipped up this dress for 11 year-old me to wear for the annual Historic Home Show Tour my church had one year.  Right away I loved the fabric and the neckline, but knew I could never get away with wearing the whole dress!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Laura's Remake

Let the redo begin!!

I started by removing the sleeves...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Remove those Sleeves!

..., and re-closing the yoke (is that what it's called??) of the neckline.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodbye Neckline!

Using a shirt I liked the length of as a guide, I cut off that lovely fluffy skirt (I have plans for that, too!), stitched up the armholes, took in the sides a bit, and hemmed the bottom and I was good to go!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Stitchin' New Neck!

Sorry for the crooked self-timer photo, and I feel it's important to mention that I did the whole re-do while watching one of my all time favorite movies, Where the Heart Is, it seems relevant :)

New Dress A Day - DIY - Laura After

I had so much fun making this shirt!  Can't wait to wear it out and about!  Thanks so much for the inspiration, motivation, and confidence to give this a try!  Laura B. (Phoenix, AZ)"

Hope you've been having fun in your floral top!  The fabric is so pretty and will totally translate into fall.  Add a cardi and you're golden, not that you'll need a cardi anytime soon in Phoenix!