Jersey Mini Sport Skirt DIY from a T-shirt Fashion+Home+Lifestyle Blog
Last summer, we were obsessed with shibori indigo tie dying. No, really . . . we just about dyed anything white in sight. So when Free People asked us to include a DIY in their guest blogger series, we knew a new tie dye project was absolutely in order. And as the weather is beginning to warm up, what better time than now to start experimenting with reverse tie dye using bleach! Black tees and tops: watch out!
DIY Shredding – HonestlyWTF
Dip dyed ombré denim has been popping up here and there and not only do we love the look, it’s super easy to do yourself! We’ve combined Tory Burch‘s dip dyed jeans and Miss Unkon‘s ombré 501s as inspiration for a pink infused DIY that could be done in a jiffy. Start by rinsing your shorts with water. A bottle of RIT liquid dye amounts to 1 cup; you’ll dye your shorts with the lightest shade first and darkest shade last. Pour 1/3 of the cup of dye into 2 gallons of hot water and mix. When dyeing dark denim, you will want to use less water for a darker dye.
DIY Weekly - Leather Collar
A few weeks ago, our friend Katie showed up wearing the cutest lace trimmed shorts. We were impressed to discover that not only did she DIY them, she made them using boxer shorts! We immediately raced to Target for white boxer shorts and the fabric store for a variety of pretty white lace trims. Honestly, this DIY is so simple and perfect for summer!
DIY Weekly - Cut Out Back Shirt
chains + shredded shorts First you’ll need to get ready: Jeans cut to desired length, craft knife or Xacto scalpel, Jewellery precision pliers, chains of different width, Eyelet set (Pliers, eyelets) Use the craft blade to slice a section, then scrape down. Putting a cutting board under the jeans helps. Make some shredded holes further up.; Make a series of eyelet holes near the shredded holes for chains to pass through. Pass chains through eyelets and hook. Repeat few more times and the same for other leg.
DIY: Shoulder pads with studs and feathers Again I have to start my post with telling - I'm sick, again. I had a bunch of big bronze studs and the beautiful coque feather fringe, so I decided to make shoulder pads. I wasn't able to make some photos while wearing those because I look terrible (fever makes people look bad :D).
DIY Multi Colour Bodycon Dress
There's a reallyyy good chance you've seen the amazing studded trench coats from Burberry's Spring 2011 line. If you haven't, I'm not really sure where you've been these past few months. I think it goes without saying they're pretty awesome: Burberry.com, SS11 Runway Collection Left to right: Studded Trench Coat
Fact: My sewing machine is from the Czech Republic so I had to teach myself from scratch using the Czech manual book. Who knows if I’m doing anything right… What you’ll need: Two identical cardigans in different colours, seam ripper, sewing machine, fabric marking chalk or pencil, dressmaking pins, thread, ruler. Fold the first cardigan backwards into half. Measure an inch away from the fold for seam allowance and mark along the entire length of cardigan. Carduogan
DIY White Lace Cami Top Tutorial
DIY Weekly - Celine Inspired Blazer guest post at Chic Steals
Shibori is a Japanese term for methods of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing. In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with the shibori technique dates back to the 8th century where indigo was the main dye used. We were immediately inspired by this fascinating technique, it’s history and beauty. After much research, we decided to tackle 3 techniques of Shibori dyeing with an Indigo Tie Dye Kit, a few old white shirts and scarves, and several household items.