49-Cent Friday: Purple Dress Refashion

For this week’s 49-cent refashion, I started out with this awesome purple dress (that actually ended up costing less than 49-cents).

Purple Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

It has possibility!

Getting this dress for 49-cents was already a heck of a deal, but for less than that? I didn’t think it was possible.

Well, Mel Trotter (the thrift store I frequent the most often), not only has 49-cent sales on Mondays, but they also do punch cards!

Every time I spend at least $10.00 at their store, I get a punch on my card. When the card is full of punches, I can use it as a $10.00-off coupon!

This past Monday, I not only had a fully-punched card, but I found 30 items (at 50-cents each), to use the coupon on. Continue reading

Huge skirt refashion…in progress

Hello everyone.

I think I’ve left you hanging long enough. It’s finally time to let the cat out of the bag (so to speak), and fill you in on how my refashion is going.

By this time I was hoping to have had it completely finished, but it hasn’t exactly gone as I’ve expected. :/

Let me explain…

I started out with this incredibly large, wrap around skirt…

Huge skirt refashion | Diary of a MadMama


I mean look at this thing… Continue reading

49-Cent Friday: Men’s Shirt Refashion

I am so excited about this week’s refashion!

The main reason I’m so excited is this little piece of awesome right here…

Men's shirt refashion | Diary of a MadMama


Ok, so I know I don’t exactly look excited in the picture, but get a look at this… Continue reading

49-Cent Friday: Dress Pants Refashion

I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since I last posted. :/

I’ve been playing catch up. We went away for Easter weekend and I’ve been trying to get the house in order this week (in case you were wondering why I was MIA).

But now I’m back and ready to share this week’s refashion with ya’. 🙂

I started with this pair of GAP dress pants.

Too big pants to be refashioned | Diary of a MadMama


As you can see the legs are too long and baggy. Continue reading