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Fun and Flirty Halloween-Ahoy Matey

Fun and Flirty Halloween by DIYStyle and VELCRO Featured Project Fun and Flirty Halloween-Ahoy Matey presented by DIYStyle and VELCRO Ahoy Matey!! T-Shirt Underwear. I know you've got them, lurking in drawers, the back of the closet, in the "giveaway" pile: those T-shirts that are, for various reasons, both unwearable and indispensable.

T-Shirt Underwear

They are too small, too big, too short, have a stain, a hole, or some other flaw, and yet you cannot bear to part with them. I took my old t-shirts and gave them new life. They were reincarnated as underwear. How to: Make Your Own Kaftan! I love kaftans – there’s something so effortlessly glamorous about them.

How to: Make Your Own Kaftan!

They’re also one of the most comfortable garments a girl can wear. Even on your laziest day, lounging in a kaftan makes you feel fabulous! Whether you’re in your living room, by the pool, or entertaining guests, there’s a kaftan for every occasion. So why not customize yours by sewing them yourself? It’s actually pretty simple: on the scale of difficulty, if hemming a pair of jeans is a “one” and sewing a couture dress is a “ten,” making your own kaftan is about a two or three. Sewing tutorial: Sew a 90 minute beach cover up. (Warning: Lengthy post with many photos follows) Ditch the t-shirt this summer in favor of a bit of glamour with this oversized beach cover-up.

Sewing tutorial: Sew a 90 minute beach cover up

The inspiration for this cover up came from a Neiman Marcus mailing. When I saw this black polyester caftan my first thought was “oh, how cute” followed by “I can sew that for a lot less than $120!”