Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Turn ugly dresses into nice ones for $1


hiya girlies!

Read this article in the yahoo page and thought I'd share it with you. It isn't beauty related, but its fashion related and I think its so blog worthy...

New Dress a Day..

Her name is Marisa Lynch, and just before her 30th birthday, she lost her job. To some, losing a job means hitting the streets with a resume or wallowing in grief. But for Marisa, it meant getting the sewing machine out and upcycling thrifted fashions. Every day.

Marisa Lynch set herself a challenge: Transform 365 unattractive frocks in 365 days, for $365. 

She has a blog called New Dress A Day. The task: To make a new fashion piece a day — on a budget of a dollar a day — for an entire year. Do check it out to see before and after pics of the $1 dresses.

Some of her works:






Marisa’s now most of a year into the project, working to juggle thrifting, designing, sewing, and blogging alongside her job at a music company and her social life. 

What happens once the 365 days are up? At the moment, she’s thinking about partnering with a charity or other organization, perhaps auctioning off the 365 creations and donating the proceeds.

Find this article very interesting.. How i wish I have the same talent/skill as her.. Don't you think its cool to alter/sew your own clothes? And when you find something that you really like from thrift stores, you can do alterations and follow the current trend or style.


What do you think of her clothes? Have you ever tried altering/sewing your own clothes?


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* photos taken from her website and yahoo

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