Ok so this blog‘s been around for quite a while, but I thought I’d post a little bit about it for anyone unaware of its amazingness.
Californian Marisa Lynch decided at the end of 2009 to give up buying new clothes, and instead scoured thrift stores and garage sales for pieces she could update on her sewing machine – and posting the results daily on her New Dress a Day blog.
Marisa posts before and after pics as well as snaps of the reworking process, and gives detailed step-by-step explanations on all the changes she makes.
Having come to the end of her first year, she’s now taking donations from fans – send her a second hand dress which you like the essence of but isn’t quite right and let her work her magic.
If you’re interested in DIY and recycled fashion, but perhaps don’t have the skills to make a full 24-piece capsule wardrobe from scratch, or simply need a bit of inspiration on how to make all those great dresses you see in charity shops a little bit more wearable, then this blog is quite simply a treasure trove of ideas!