Today marks the 248th day of Marisa Lynch’s eco-friendly fashion project New Dress A Day. The goal: renew 365 articles of used clothing in 365 days, for 365 dollars. Transitively, a new dress for just a dollar a day. When Lynch was laid off last November, she channeled the change positively, inspired by the movie Julie & Julia. “[Julie] was finding something to do every day that made her feel great. I was jealous. I thought, I want to find that.”
I have to say I’m pretty jealous of Marisa; her new, homemade clothes look fabulous! Not long after Marisa embarked on her project she decided it would be awesome to document her refurbished fashions through a blog. Complete with before and after pics, New Dress A Day offers tips on how to find cheap, accessible clothing and also tips on sewing, fastening and accessorizing with what you’ve got on hand.
In her own words: “I don’t want people to think this is something they can’t do.“You don’t have to have sewing skills to start doing this. Anyone can do it.”
Just bring your own vision.
Photographs by Marisa Lynch