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A Dollar a day up-cycled dresses!

Posted by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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           Ok Family Piggy Bankers! I saw this today at Treehuggers.com and wanted to share . This lady only spent a dollar a day at the Thrift store and made these dresses as part of her 365 day new dress a day challange!

Emma Grady
Living / Style
June 15, 2010


Image via New Dress A Day

If you've ever stumbled upon a sad looking frock in a thrift shop with no clue how to salvage the material there's a new (to us) blog that will show how in 365 ways: New Dress A Day. For one year, the blog's resident DIY'er has sworn off buying new clothes and instead is sifting through flea markets, garage sales, and secondhand shops for clothing that she then upcycles into modern apparel. The catch: She has a $365 budget for the year. She bares all the DIY steps on her blog, too, so you can take part at home. View some of our favorite before-and-after photos: 



All images via New Dress A Day

Find out how Marissa got from before to after with step-by-step details--and all the DIY-goodness--at New Dress A Day.

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cjsmom1
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:21 AM
Wow some after the after dresses are really nice.
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cjsmom1
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:22 AM
The green one is beautiful, I would think it was a lot of work to do that.
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cjsmom1
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:23 AM
I really like the black and white floral dresses. They're great for a summer night out.
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Kelly913
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:27 AM

I don't know how to sew, but that's an awesome idea! 

remaining_me
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:49 AM

so nice!

momto3isme
by Dawn on Jun. 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM
Those look great. I don't know how to sew.
MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Jun. 12, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Wow! I really like the green one and the last one. That is something I wish I had the talent for lol.

jbyrd898
by Jessica on Jun. 12, 2012 at 7:47 AM

they are so nice looking! I wish i had talent like that too.

Stevensmomma
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM

wow thats neat !

suziejax
by Suzie on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I thought same thing when I saw them! 

Quoting Stevensmomma:

wow thats neat !


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