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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Upcycle Your Clothing - great blogs

This time of the year, I am either looking at my closet thinking that I have nothing to wear to the various holiday parties, or I am dreaming of the potential new items that could be added in just a few days when Santa visits.  Both of these make me consider what articles I should pull to be donated. 

However, two of my favorite blogs have made me rethink my old clothing items.  How can I make them like new (and holiday party appropriate)?  Enter New Dress a Day and Grosgrain Fabulous!

New Dress a Day chronicled Marisa's journey to only spend $1/day on clothing for an entire year (Nov 2009 - Nov 2010).  Lucky for all of us, she has a full before/after gallery as well as some quick tips on what you can do to get similar fabulous results.  I don't even like lace, and just look what she was able to do with this monster.  Oh, and sorry if you have/love the original (we all have opinions, right?).  :-)



Just add dye (she has a tutorial), cut the length, and ta-da...new dress!

I also am happy to report that Kathleen of Grosgrain Fabulous just finished her "Embellished Knits" month, and has hinted she may continue it. I am so excited!  Just look at the before and after below.  She even has a step-by-step how-to for anyone who wants to copy her ideas. 



She made a cardigan that is Anthropologie-worthy from a drab long sleeve t-shirt.  How fun!

Just think of the possibilities that exist in your closet.


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