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I love a great t-shirt DIY and this one is extremely simple! As shown above, you can wear it two different ways… the first is simply sliced {and reminds me of one of my favorite artists, Lucio Fontana} and the second style, by creating pseudo-bows out of each sliced section. You can choose to wear nothing underneath or wear an alternating colored t-shirt or tank top to show through. A lace tank would be really pretty as well… and a little 80′s Madonna-esque. What You’ll Need… * A crew neck t-shirt. Steps… * Carefully cut out your “crew neck”. * Flip your shirt over and lay it flat. * You can measure it out, or if you have a steady hand, carefully cut 4 straight and parallel lines or slits down your back. NOTE: To get your cut edges to curl a little, use your hands to carefully stretch out your slits. Wear it like this… or create “bows” down the back… * Depending on the number of sections you have, cut 1-1/2″ sections of your lace or trim. And wear it like this… Have Fun!

Painted Sole Heels Check out my Louboutin-inspired heels! I actually wanted to paint them neon yellow, but I was anxious to get it done only having red paint at home. I must admit, I’m really glad I went with red because they turned out awesome. I know Louboutin fans would not be happy with me, but well, sorry. I’m thinking that I am going to do this with all my heels now, maybe go for neon yellow or electric blue next time. You will need acrylic paint, Mod Podge gloss, and a small paint brush (and of course, a shoe).

Pretty Scalloped Lace Socks DIY Fashion While I was on Pinterest one night last week, I found these adorable lace socklets and thought, obviously, I can totally make those! And so can you! I’m not sure if you remember, but last year I found these amazing lace peds/socks/foot covers by a company called Kushyfoot with padding under the ball of the foot to make wearing heels more comfortable. What you’ll need… * Kushyfoot covers in nude and/or Kushyfoot covers in black or white lace {or anything similar – also called foot liners and also a toeless version if you want to preserve your peeps}* Lace fabric or trim {trim will stand up, fabric will lay flat}* Matching thread and needle* Scissors* Pins * NOTE: these will look adorable with flats as well, I just don’t have any to demonstrate with. Steps… * Carefully pin your ivory lace trim from edge to edge, gathering it {or pinching it} in sections to make it pucker, then simply run a hem stitch along the inside. Voila! Have Fun! Find all my DIYs here!

DAY TO DAY FROCK issue title - SHOULDER ARMS ! <div id="videoNoJS">Please ensure you have JavaScript turned on and have the latest version of <a href=" target="_blank">Adobe Flash</a> installed</div> Star Item day-to-day-frock-issue-title-shoulder-arms Description M/Ss of the fashion editor of 'Woman' magazine Anne Edwards demonstrating how the same dress can be used everyday of the week by being made to look very different by some subtle changes. more M/Ss of the fashion editor of 'Woman' magazine Anne Edwards demonstrating how the same dress can be used everyday of the week by being made to look very different by some subtle changes. less

DIYing with Delilah: Glitter Cap Toe Shoes {for kids or adults} Fashion Last year for Delilah’s birthday, I got these adorable pewter lace up oxford style shoes for her and unfortunately she wasn’t a fan and rarely chose to wear them. I didn’t take it personally though, she has a fondness for all things pink and purple at the moment and I know she’ll grow into her own style over time… oh and also, because she’s a toddler But since the adorable lace ups still fit, I thought maybe if we sparkled them up a bit together, she’d be more inclined to wear them before she outgrows them in a few months. The teeth marks I found on one of the toes led me to believe one of her 3 adorable, but feisty doggies may have thought they were a snack! So the glitter cap toe idea I had in mind not only added new life to her unworthy shoes, it also disguised the teeth marks. Delilah was the perfect little helper and I think she was very VERY pleased with her brand new shoes. I glittered up a pair of my own lace ups to join in the fun. What you’ll need… Steps… Voila! Voila… Voila!

Fashion in 1940 – Autumn Wardrobe of the Stars. Deanna Durbin, Myrna Loy reveal their Autumn outfits for 1940. Originally published in Sept 1940′s Photoplay by fashion editor Gwenn Walters. The USA’s entrance into the Second World war is still over a year away. Deanna Durbin poses in 1940s College fashions. The perfect little arbiter of good taste in feminine clothes is of course Deanna Durbin, a very fashion-wise young woman. 1. 1940′s Day-Suit - two part triumph of soft green cashmere-jersey with bright-red knitted sleeves and stocking cap. 2. 3. 1940s Gala-gown - this gorgeous evening dress strikes a happy balance between the sophisticated look that the teens themselves strive for and the ingenue quality that their mothers endeavor to impose upon them. 1940 Autumn wardrobe for the career girl. Today’s careers girls are “white collar girls” in name only. 1.The Woolen Suit-Dress - Gracie knows her smooth woolen dress will “register” well in her job-interview. Myrna Loy’s Country Casual – shirt and skirt.

DIY Barefoot Sandal + Shoe Enhancer Fashion A simple and fun way to add a little drama to your bare feet… however, I love the barefoot sandal even more when worn with a pair of classic pumps! Simply wrapped around my foot and ankle, I can wear any shoes {even ballet flats} and give them an entirely new look at relatively no cost. What You’ll Need… * Leather lace {I’m using a black suede leather lace} But a bright pink, purple, lime green or white would be fun too! Steps… * Cut two pieces of leather lacing depending on how high you want them to wrap on your leg. * With the center of the leather under your second toe, bring each side forward and cross over… bring them back and around your ankle {just under your ankle bone} and cross your lace in the back, bringing the sides back around to the front. * You can simply cross your lace over each other or create a little design like I did by looping the laces around each other, then back around my leg… * …and criss-crossing them in the back. Voila! Have Fun!

Sewing a Wardrobe in a Weekend : Pattern and Body Shape | Sewingplums There’s a fascinating article by Sue Neall on sewing a 6-piece wardrobe in a weekend. The Vogue 2910 Adri pattern is oop but still available. Sue Neall is an expert sewer. Look at that pattern : sheer fabrics, double welt seams, top stitching, lined bias cut top and skirt, skirt also has side-seam zip and shaped hem, pants with darts, curved pockets, zip and waistband. How did she do it all ? Whew, I get flustered just thinking about it ! Are there pattern possibilities and sewing processes which might make a weekend wardrobe an achievable aim for the rest of us – even for people who don’t sew knits and haven’t got a serger/ overlocker. . . ? There are many patterns labelled Very Easy which are not also Super Quick. For speedy sewing, most of us need patterns with a small number of easy processes. Another problem with patterns that are both quick and easy is they’re usually straight up and down, and about half of us aren’t. Pattern and body shape Triangle/ Pear Inverted triangle Hourglass

How to Turn a Scarf into a Vest in 2 Easy Steps... Fashion This genius idea {which I am in no way claiming to have originated but merely stumbled upon a youtube video of it a few months ago} is yet another way to make your scarves work for you. Light scarves, as we all know, are the perfect transitional accessory from Summer to Fall. They warm us up just enough while adding a little pop to our ensemble. This is a brilliant way to add a light layer on a chilly day without spending a dime or even pulling out a needle and thread. It’s genius I tell you… anyone can do it! Here’s What You’ll Need… Specifications: look for your longest scarves in your closet. Steps… * Fold your scarf or fabric in half lengthwise. * Now grab the top two corners of your folded scarf or fabric… * And tie them in a small knot with the least amount of fabric possible. * Open your folded scarf and you should see two arm holes… now go ahead and slip your arms right through those Voila! psst! Have Fun! Find all my DIYs here!

Bromeliad: My DIY: Scarf to bolero - Fashion and home decor DIY and inspiration This is not quite as lame as it looks, although it is pretty lame. But I'm too busy to finish up any of the good stuff this week. I've been trying to figure out some more ways to wear scarves since I have so many of them and wear none of them. A scarf theoretically should offer a stylish way to ward off an early autumn chill. With two safety pins, you can actually get your boho on and convert a scarf that was around your neck or waist into a little jacket. You will need a large rectangular or square scarf. Then fold the two ends down to make a triangle. Insert a safety pin about midway between the point of the triangle and the center where the two folds meet (in other words, about 10 to 15 inches from the center of your fabric in case you can't see the tiny pin in the photo.) Stick your arms through. Go forth and be groovy.

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. 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. The Concept My first pair came about because of an ill-shapen tee with a great air-brushed-style kitty face on the front. Late one night I was folding laundry. It's true that, as an undergarment, not many people will ever see this creation. Check out the pattern PDF. select a shirt Find a clean (if you care) shirt that strikes your fancy. sew the major seams SEW THE MAJOR SEAMS First take your crotch piece, and hem the wider end, folding the edge over either once or twice. Fold crotch piece around to the front, so that it lines up nicely with the front section, and pin it in place. try it on prep the edges

BLOOMING LITTLE HEADS Item title reads - Blooming Little Heads. Probably filmed in Pathe studios, London. M/S of a model wearing a hat with large turned up brim covered in flowers, it is tied under the chin with ribbon. M/S of a small black hat with white flower at the back and veil at the side. M/S of... more M/S of a model wearing a hat with large turned up brim covered in flowers, it is tied under the chin with ribbon. less