Day 234. 131 days and $130 left to go.

Let’s just start off that this shade of green is my favorite!!   Hello emerald day dress!

Day 234 - Before

Day 234 - Before

The only other thing that would have made this day perfect was if I found this version of the same shade in my thrifting travels.

Emerald, I presume...

Emerald, I presume...

Unfortch this Cartier gem is six figures which happens to be out of the little budge that I’m working with, but that can’t stop me from having a paper copy gleam prettily at me from my inspiration board 🙂

So, back to the emerald that is in my reach…this puppy is gonna fit me at the end of the day.

First thing I did was pin the emerald top and white skirt in the spots where they needed to be brought in.

This is where I pinned the was too early this am, so apologies for the blur factor :)

This is where I pinned the was too early this am, so apologies for the blur factor 🙂

I sewed the top and got rid of about five inches from each side.

Stitched up teal-ish green top part!

Stitched up teal-ish green top part!

I did the same to the skirt and brought it in at the waist so it actually fit!

Next came tweaking the sleeves.  I cut them off…

Later big sleeves!

Later big sleeves!

…and gave them more of a capped feel.  That’s all I did to take this from the before pic to this one…

Day 234 - After

Day 234 - After

It fit like a glove!!  I paired it with a big, vintage rhinestone locket (with a faux emerald gem on it), a pair of wedges, and a slip (because that white was SEE THROUGH!!!) which was perfect for the office and perfect for my dinner that whisked me away to the set of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

My little mini-trip to Crete via dinner :)

My little mini-trip to Crete via dinner 🙂

Vino and spinach pie courtesy of Trader Joe’s (which I totally didn’t choose because of the green factor – totally coincidental) always makes me happy.

Feta on three!!

Feta on three!!

So do pretty dresses and big emerald rings 🙂


68 responses to “Day 234. 131 days and $130 left to go.

  1. Wow! You got a really great outfit out of that tent.

  2. Very cute! I am GREEN with envy!

  3. Fantastic fit, it looks great xx

  4. I always love looking at your blog and seeing what you’ve done! But I always wonder, what sort of material is the dress? That dress looks super cute, but is it all polyester? Good job and keep up the fun work!

  5. I totally love this. That colour is great on you and this is definitely one of my favourites.

  6. I don’t know…but this might be my favorite! It is absolutely awesome!!

  7. I really like this one! I can’t believe you made it fit! I look forward to reading your blog every morning with my coffee.

  8. This is my favorite so far!

  9. I just found your blog. I am LOVING i! I even had to write a blog crush post about you!

  10. That’s one of my favorite recent ones. It fits you perfectly and the color is great on you. Honestly I’m often skeptical until you finish it.

  11. Oh, well done!!! This is the best one yet. Why is it so hard to find emerald green? It’s the very best green!

  12. This is by far my favorite one yet! This looks lovely. Great job!

  13. Oooh! Very cute! I love this!


  14. This is your best piece of work so far! Wish I could hire you to build a wardrobe for me using the Dress a Day strategy.

  15. I´m brasilian… and I liked very much this dinamics!!! I see every day our four times in the week.

    God bless you!!!!


  16. So gorgeous!!!! I heart!

    With the rest of the material you should make more dresses and sell them (you’d have enough for another 4 or 5, right? 🙂 )

    Keep up the good work, lady x

  17. Once again i’m surprised you were able to make the dress look so amazing – I too was skeptical about this one when I saw the first pic!

  18. I love this look! Totally one of my favorite you have done!

    I also wanted to add you have been such an inspiration for me. I have been following you for months and finally got the courage to dye an old shirt of my Mom’s from the 70’s- it turned out better then expected – all because of your dye tutorial 🙂

    Thank you again for being so unique and awesome! You are my favorite daily read 🙂

  19. This is is my FAVORITE so far! Super Cute and very current-looking!

  20. This is the best one you’ve done yet.

    I love your blog, by the way! When I’m done with the bar exam I am totally going to copy you and start re-making thrift store finds. So fun!

  21. That dress is ADORABLE! My favorite so far! I can’t believe how talented you are!

  22. great fit! i love this one!

  23. I love how this one turned out!

  24. this really cute! i love this one….on of my recent favorites too~

  25. very, very pretty

  26. awesome!

  27. I am totally amazed…and I don’t use that term lightly. In the before photo I though that’s the ugliest dress I’ve seen in a while, but, it looks smashing on you in the after photo. I never in a million years thought about altering a dress that much. What a treat to find your blog!

  28. This is seriously my favorite so far. How awesome!

  29. That dress is adorable! I love your blog. Keep up the great work.

  30. love this one! looks so great!

  31. Filing this one under “to buy” should you ever sell any of your creations!

  32. That looks beautiful on you! I love it!

  33. Now this one… is my favorite by far. I really like this. This is actually something I might possibly wear.

  34. I love this color, too! I also am in constant awe at your talent.

  35. Awe! It is so emerald-ey pretty.

  36. You really do amazing things with those garments! It looks fabulous, darling, absolutely fabulous!!

  37. So cute! When I saw that before picture I was skeptical, but WOW!

  38. You do amazing things!fabulous, absolutely gorgeous!!

  39. this is sooo cute!!

  40. great job, love it!

  41. Love, Love , LOVE this dress!

  42. Adorable! I seriously love seeing you transform these dresses. Well done, and keep it up! 🙂

  43. I am curious, is the fabric knit? Just the top? The skirt looks like it may be cotton.

  44. Looks adorable! and the very best thing about this new dress is that it’s a totally trendy one! 😉

  45. I’ve been following you for months, and I’ve gotta say this one is my fave!

  46. I must agree with the above comments that this is one of my favorites so far!

  47. Love this! Best one yet.

  48. Beautiful!!! The color is great and the dress is very elegant. It looks like a blouse and shirt. Loved it.

  49. looks great! beautiful colour for you 🙂

  50. This is so cute!

  51. This one is absolutely great! ! ! I’m sure you’ll need to choose between job offers as there will be many of them soon)))))))))
    Greetings from Russia )))

  52. Oh my goodness, this is adorable! Definitely my favorite. (closely followed by day #242)

  53. I love this dress!!!!! The color is fabulous. If you do end up auctioning these dresses, I would love to bid on this dress.

  54. AHHH I totally have to hit a thrift shop on my way home now!!! stupid day job!!!

  55. just found your blog today, and have been scrolling through all the days. and this, needles down…is my FAVE. you are great at this, and sew (haha) inspiring. thanks for sharing with us!

  56. ❤ ❤ ❤ this!!! I want one!

  57. I’m so glad I saw your blog on yahoo today. This has totally inspired me to use my sewing machine that my mother-in-law gave me! Thrift store here I come!! Thanks!

  58. LOVE it!

  59. My favorite so far!

  60. I discovered your blog only last week… but Iam so hooked already..
    I love your creations! Keep it up girl! 🙂

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