Cutie Pie and LA Frugal Fashionista extraordinaire Marisa is a gal after my own heart. By hitting her 1/3 life crisis and seeing the movie Julie & Julia, she walked out of the theater feeling like a deflated balloon. Frustrated yet inspired, she wanted to know what she could do to bring her creativity to life while inspiring others to go for the gusto and step out of their comfort zone creatively.
With absolutely no formal sewing experience other than watching her mama, she has developed a talent not only for sewing, but for recreating vintage garments. Her mission: A brand new outfit each day, for $1.00. Damn.
She purchases the dress for $1.00 at her local vintage joint, goes home and cuts, shapes, pins and tucks to fit and revive the dress into sheer fabulousness.
She not only gets to wear a 'new dress a day', she posts her progress, before and after shots and even gives instructions on how to achieve the same look with garment construction details and sewing tips. Her blog (www.newdressaday.wordpress.com) has been covered on local radio, TV and pod-casts and TIME magazine. I was so impressed with her idea that I wanted to let my audience be inspired by her as well.
As The Dress Recycler, the queen of 'fashion on the cheap', I am proud to salute her $1.00 new dress a day vision. Check her out here to jump on her vintage frugal fashion bandwagon.