Blogger Marisa Lynch has been making a huge splash with her blog, New Dress A Day. The idea is that she would put her amazing powers of thrift-store shopping and sewing magic to use, making a new dress each day out of hideous thrift store finds.

Each post starts with a “Before” shot of Marisa in her ugly thrift apparel. She then walks us through her process of cutting, stitching, and sewing before she unveils another fabulous new dress in the “After” shot.

Already on Day 267, Marisa has thus far only spent $266 on materials. It’s a great testament to Do-It-Yourself fashion and fashionistas.