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Mandy's NDAD Creation

The best part of Mandy's outfit description was when she described her piece as something her dog couldn't even look at.  Who doesn't want to see how that turns out, right?  I'm obsessed with it...check it out!

Prepare yourself for an awesome plus-sized recreation!  I received a call from a good friend last month asking me to help her clean out her mother’s closet after her passing.  In the mix I found this homemade dress.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodwill - thrift store shopping

I loved the pattern and the toggle closures and the weird wrap/tie thing but man, this was a lot of print.  Even my dog couldn’t look at it for long periods of time.

Ruh roh!! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

I cut the sleeves and a good amount of the length. 

New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodwill - thrift store shopping

A few stitches later...

Sew it up!

...I had a great breathable top that looked unlike anything anyone has ever seen!  It was perfect paired it with a pair of dark wash denim capris and nude wedges.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodwill - thrift store shopping

I received a ton of compliments on it and made sure to send a copy of the photo to my friend.  She was so happy to see someone enjoying something her mother had made many years ago.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodwill - thrift store shopping

Thanks for such an inspirational blog!

Mandy, the big question is...does your dog like it now??  You nailed this piece and look FAH-bulous!  More, please!!