Duck In Yellow

Katie Rustin in Richmond, Virginia is refashioning a thrift store dresses in her daily DIY project Duck In Yellow...

Why did you decide to do this project? My project is based on Marissa Lynch's New Dress a Day challenge. I love sewing and like her, had lost my job and wanted to try something new. I've always love fashion and recycling and wanted to see if the two could be combined.

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? This project has absolutely changed my life. There are days when trying to come up with something new is next to impossible and yet, I push through and have discovered some amazing finds. Yesterday, for example, my friend asked if I wanted to go to dinner in an hour. I had an hour to find a piece of clothing to remake, decide what I wanted to do with it and then remake it. Everyone at the table couldn't believe that I had made my shirt and let alone, made it in an hour. I've discovered unbelievable joy and happiness from being able to be creative ever yday and getting to share with others my remakes. I love hearing that others have been inspired and that they are going to dust off their sewing machines and give sewing another try.

See all of Katie's dresses HERE.


Big Ugly said...

This is one of my favorite 365 Projects YET! I might havta start doing this myself - Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Sandy said...

Wonderful! I recognise you from Re-fashion Co-op. I am just halfway through my 3rd year of stitching beads to something - often little fabric bits, but also unusual things like my latest month of stitching beads to the little elastic bands!
It started when I saw someone doing a 365 project inspired by Noah's book.
Sandy in the UK