Rachel's NDAD Creation: Holiday Edition

It's holiday party time!!  Rachel just sent in her fantabulous costume she wore for a shindig last weekend and I had to share as there are still tons of festive events going on.

Hi Marisa, I LOVE your site and have been following you since the beginning.  I think my outfit was slightly influenced by your Goodwill finds and posts.  I decided to wear a red dress for our Xmas party.  One of our thrift stores runs a weekly sale - every Monday one color tag is on sale for .99 and starting on Tuesday a different color is half off.  The trick is that the prior weeks' leftovers go on sale for .99 on Monday.

I found this dress on a Monday at the thrift store and the price was $10. Being that my only intent was to wear it to our party, I decided to hold off on buying. I went back on Tuesday and lucky for me the dress was now half off!  A $5 dress is still a little more that I wanted to spend, but since I was running out of time I bit the bullet and went for it!

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress - thrift store shopping

Let's see how Rachel's party dress turns out!

 As you can see the dress was nice except for the bleach spot towards the bottom.

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress - thrift store shopping

I was in charge of baking sweets for the party but had class this week until 9pm, cutting down the time I had to tweak the dress. My intent was to cut and hem, but due to the lack of time, I pulled out the heating tape and some felt leftover from a no-sew blanket that never was. I first cut the dress and then applied the tape on both sides. I cut the collar, added more tape to the underside and voila! My Ms. Claus outfit was complete.

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress - thrift store shopping

I say Ms. Claus because I don't feel like a Mrs. :) When asked if I was Mrs. Claus I stated, "No, consider me either the Ex-Mrs. Claus or the Sancha (Mistress)"! Ha!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas. Thank you for your inspiration.

You are one hot Claus!! The outfit turned out so great - what a perfect thing to wear to a holiday party!! The belt, the boots - really just making this "Santa" costume current and so cute! I hope you got copious amounts of compliments on it and found yourself underneath the mistletoe with a handsome Santa-lookalike! Your mistress comment totally made me think of one of the sketches on SNL with Paul Rudd playing a slimmed down Santa with a new, non-Mrs. Claus gal pal!


Happy Holidays to you too, my dear!!