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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).

DIY Denim + Lace Shirt This season we've been loving demin mixed with lace! We decided to give this trend a try with a cute DIY top! Here's how... 1. Do you think you'll try this project? 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

michael ann made.: ombre dip dye diy! it took me a lot longer than i had planned to recuperate from california and harry potter, but between sleeping in till noon on friday and a three hour nap on saturday i am so ready for this week! the best part about california was thrifting and crafting with my sister, glenn mae. our main goal for the weekend - ombre dye everything! i think we succeeded. a trip to the thrift store provided glenn with two cream grandma shirts, each 100% silk and me with two grandma shirts, one white and one blue, each 100% polyester. i had also brought a couple cheapy white 100% cotton tees from home. we did the project on our back deck, using plastic shoe boxes filled with almost boiling water from the stove. the colors we used were yellow, a lighter royal blue, and a darker navy blue, all rit dye that you can find at now for the fun part! we let them dry a bit outside, then ran them under hot water in the sink until the water ran clear and threw them in the dryer.

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.

$5 Refashion: The Ruffled Tuxedo Working in the same building as DownEast’s warehouse store can be a problem at times. A problem because there are so many inexpensive basics. DownEast’s basic tops fit fabulously, so I thought I’d use a couple of tops for a refashion. Ruffles are in vogue these days. The shirt that I bought had a neckline that was uncomfortably high, so I chopped it off and sewed my own collar from the coordinating t-shirt. After I finished the collar (which surprisingly took about 10-15 minutes), I cut out the fabric for the ruffles and started gathering my fabric. I laid the ruffles in the desired order, making sure the ruffles covered up any wonky sewing. Side note: I wore this to work on Friday. 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

Ruffled Heart Valentine Dress (Made from recycled Tshirts) My kids had such fun last fall with a holiday EVERY MONTH…….they’re going through withdrawal this month. They keep asking me when the next holiday is going to be. Well little munchkins, Valentine’s Day is on its way. No worries, more excitement/treats/traditions are coming right up. So let’s celebrate with a little Valentine’s attire. First up, my 5 year old girl. EDITED: In case you need a couple other Valentine’s Day Clothing ideas…….here are a few. (Click on each image to visit tutorial.) She loves dresses and skirts. (**And nope, I didn’t even use my serger once. And since this dress is made completely from thrifted women’s Tshirts…….this dress only cost me a few dollars. Once I sewed up the last seam and told her that I just finished her ‘Valentine’s Day Dress‘…….she shrieked. This girl loves purple and pink equally. I know we don’t need a new outfit for every holiday……but for some reason, it makes the whole day a lot more fun. Would you like to make a ruffled heart dress of your own?