Mariah's NDAD Creation

It's still Oscar Week and Mariah's dress just felt oh, so Oscar worthy!  Just set your eyes on the fabric!!

I have gotten so into your blog and have been so inspired that I have made quite a few recreations after having followed for about two years.  This is one of my favorites!  We were cleaning out my Gma's cedar chest and found a hoard of my aunt's homemade goodies from when she was in high school!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Upcycle

I loved the gold brocade material, but the heavy fabric just wasn't going to work for a summer dress nor was the floor length! 

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Upcycle

I love me some brocade!  I thrifted a long, brocade skirt recently that I'm just obsessed with - material of the season, for sure!  Let's check out Mariah's transformation...

I turned the top of the dress into a sweetheart neckline, shortened it a bit and then added straps and a sash at the waist.  I wore it to my boyfriend's friend's wedding and was so pleased with it!  Despite some pooching on the side along with the straps pinging off and needing to be safety pinned before we even left the hotel, I said, "what the heck" and was excited to wear it to the wedding.   My aunt was so pleased with my efforts as well!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Upcycle

Thanks so much for being an inspiration to so many of us - I love seeing what you come up with and trying to come up with my own visions!  Speaking of visions...I got some short red overalls at a garage sale and don't know what to do with those ;)  Help!!

Hmm, short red overalls, eh?  Can we perhaps turn this into a jumper dress?  I'm loving the idea of red overalls though too.  Super Punky Brewster, if you ask me!  Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous new dress - I always have a "party purse essentials" kit for those strap breaking incidents whenever I'm at events.  A safety pin can really do wonders.  If you upcycle those overalls, send in some pictures!

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