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10 Ways to Turn a Scarf into a Vest

10 Ways to Turn a Scarf into a Vest
When we stumbled across this gorgeous DVF scarf vest on Shopbop the other day, we were intimidated by the $295 price tag but super inspired by the design. Not only do we have a surplus of colorfully patterned scarves, but vests happen to be one of the best ways to transition summer clothes into early autumn. So, instead of creating one way to turn a scarf into a vest, we created 10! Half of these how-tos involve a sewing machine or needle and thread, and the other half are created with a few clever knots. Here we go! 1. The contrast of a highly structured belt and flowing jersey knit makes for a gorgeous little piece. The first thing to do is cut off the buckle or d-ring at the end of your belt and sew off the end. 2. We promise, you will use this one more than you think. It works for just about any long scarf. 3. The steps for this are in the title! Take two summery silk scarves. 4. Ok, maybe this is a little risqué to wear just as a halter, but it definitely echoes summer halter style. 5. Related:  ClothesRecycle Upcycle Refashion DIY

10 Ways to Style a Plain White Tee Few things beat a classic white tee. Throw it on with a pair of jeans, cork wedges, a long necklace, and you’re good to go just about anywhere. Best of all, white tees are such a staple that you can find them at just about any corner store, grocery store, mall, or pharmacy. Seeing as we love style hackery oh-so-much, we decided to take on the classic tee, and came up with 10 new ways to restyle, rework, and totally transform it. We went with a few 3-packs of men’s undershirts by Hanes but, for most of these tutorials, you can use any old t-shirt you’ve got. 1. Grab a pair of tricked out cutoffs and throw on this top for a day of summer fun. To create this look, You’ll want to cut off the sleeves and collar of your tee. 2. This look is definitely a romantic one and makes us think of a refined take on hippie chic. For the how-to, you can go ahead and consider your tee a piece of jersey fabric at this point. 3. Maybe it’s time to up your workout style game. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ombre Tights It's no secret that we love adding color to anything and everything, and our clothes are no exception. We've color blocked our heels, our jeans, and ombre'd our nails, and today we're pumped to introduce DIY Ombre Tights. Best of all, this project takes under 30 minutes with just a few simple materials! Materials: - white tights (tights, not hose!) Fill your pot about halfway with water. Add about half a teaspoon of acid dye. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Then grab a friend with purple ombre tights to match, and get silly on the roof. If you're not feeling the DIY action for this one, but have to have Ombre Tights, check out Etsy Seller BZRshop who largely inspired today's DIY project!

How To Make Harem Pants From Trousers May 11th, 2011 Email no recommendations Here is another easy way to make harem pants out of existing trousers. I already had these workout pants in my wardrobe. All I did was make a fold to decrease the volume at the hem on the outer leg side of the trousers. I hand sewed buttons to hold the fold in place and that was it! It creates a cinched hem and allows the fabric to billow out to the side. Have a look at the harem pants on my model. posted in: , green, fashion, recycle, DIY, upcycle, clothing, eco, sustainable, harem pants Stay connected with CraftStylish Array

How To Use A Sock To Get Beautiful Curly Hair Without Heat If you are a mom on the go with long hair you HAVE TO try this. It will knock your socks off and have you wrapping your hair up in them! This is all about how to make your hair beautiful with no heat and no time. Curl your hair in your sleep with a sock. Yup, you heard me right. I was on Pinterest a while back and spotted this post about the sock bun which links you to her video on YouTube. Why? Because: It literally takes a minute to doNO heat at all – just a soft little sock in your hairNo product (for me anyway)You can sleep in it very comfortablyIt works Marvelously and is simple beautiful This is the sock bun before and after of my hair. Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this work. First steal a sock from your husband’s dress sock collection (that is what I did anyway). Now roll the sock into a ring. Put your dry hair into a high ponytail. Now spritz just the hair in your ponytail with water. Now grab your rolled up sock and put your ponytail through the hole.

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! Go try it now! 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!

Bleach Scarf First of all, we’ve got a secret to share. A jersey-knit scarf is also known as a quarter yard of jersey-knit fabric available at your local fabric store. Jersey is the same as t-shirt fabric, and comes in a variety of blends and softnesses (just like that scarf you bought at American Apparel). Next up, the bleach. Materials: - jersey-knit fabric (each scarf we made was a quarter yard) - bleach - spray bottle - plastic drop cloth - plastic bucket or bin Your setup for this is key. First, we got into it with our painter’s tape. And spray! For our second scarf, we decided to go a little nuts with the spray bottle to create a solar system-inspired look. Lay your scarf out on your table (still protected by a drop cloth). Love the combination of rustic earthy tones with nerd space-age designs. Last, the tie dye! Use scissors to cut off the rubber bands and reveal your masterpiece. These are great for staying cozy and stylish all at the same time. So much colorful coziness!

Men's Button-Up Refashion... Into Ladies Tank! A few years ago, when the hubby and I lived in Florida (this was pre-kids, so make that 5-ish years...) I bought him a button-up shirt for his work. The deal was that he had to wear blue or white button-ups, so I thought, "Why not both at the same time?" And I got him this:Apparently when he wore it to work, his boss told him he looked like a picnic basket, aaand the shirt was retired to the closet. Well, I don't care if I look like a picnic basket, so I decided to turn it into a tank top for myself! It was actually really easy to do... let me try once again to tell you how I used a sewing machine... eh.... First things first, I chopped the sleeves off. Then I slipped the shirt on and pinned in the sides so that it fit. I took off the shirt, flipped it inside out and sewed up the sides where my pins were, trimmed off the excess, flipped it rightside out again, and tried it on to make sure it fit. Then I pinned the armholes the way I wanted them... carefully......and sewed them. That's it!

14 Basic Things To Have In Your Car In Winter Part 1 Growing up near the Cleveland snow belt on Lake Erie has its advantages. Starting with the first snowfall of the year, the local weather people constantly remind you what emergency items to carry in your car for winter in case you got stuck in the snow (or more likely, get stuck in the mud after the snow melts.) Prompted by the latest snow storm and my car accident last week, I’m spreading the word on what to have your car during winter snow emergencies. You probably already have most of the items on the list. The basic items don’t cost a ton of money and are things you can use year round. I’ll do a Part 2 later this week with the more advanced/prepared items for winter driving. Most of the items in Part 1 live in our car full time because they are useful to carry in the car in summer and winter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1/2 tank of gas minimum – If you have any less in your gas tank it may freeze in cold weather and creates water in your gas tank when it thaws. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

10 Ways to Style a Men’s Shirt There’s something irresistible about throwing on a men’s shirt with a pair of leggings. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is. The cross-dresser in all of us? Or maybe we all just love turning an ordinary piece of men’s apparel into an extraordinary accessory for ladies. With that in mind, we ventured to Goodwill, grabbed a basic men’s shirt, and enlisted resident stylist Misty Spinney‘s fashion expertise to craft 10 killer looks. 1. This look is perfect for everyday, and gets style points from a super hot belt and pair of skinny jeans. We rolled up the sleeves to give the shirt a little more shape, and paired the look with strappy leather sandals. 2. For this look, we kept Brit’s sleeves rolled up and simply tied the shirt to expose a little sassy midriff. Love these little bootie sandals to complete the look. 3. That’s right. First, button up the shirt without the sleeves on. 4. 90s Hipster Hipsters were around in the 90s, we promise. 5. 6. We’re kind of obsessed with this belt! 7. 8.

Fringe Scarf Everyone needs a go-to fringe scarf in their fashion repertoire. Here’s an easy way to make your own. What You Will Need: -Old T-Shirt -Good Scissors Step 1: Go through your old T-shirts and find a daring print or color combo. Step 2: Cut horizontally across the shirt, just below the armholes, to create a rectangular tube. Step 3: Working your way around the tube, make a series of vertical cuts that extend from the raw edge upward. Step 4: Tug down on each strand to elongate it. photo credit: Cathy Hayes for Lakeland Local J. Crew Ribbon Neckline Refashion Tutorial October 25, 2009 7:56 am J. Crew- You’re killing me. I can’t keep up with all your fun shirts. I fell in love with this shirt from J. So here’s my imitation tutorial. I got this peachy pink fabric and cut a strip double the length of the neckline and about 2 inches wide. Fray check the sides. Beginning at the end of the collar make tucks and pin in place. Tuck in and out, around, up and down(however you want) around the entire colar, pinning in place as you go. Here’s an up close of how mine looks. Then you just need to stitch it in place. An up close… There’s ONE more thing I did that I didn’t photograph. Here’s my sister wearing it for me. Isn’t it lovely? Got more J.

25 Clever Ideas To Make Life Easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net

DIY Botanical Print Jacket We are smitten with Stella McCartney‘s floral ensembles from her Spring 2011 collection, inspired by 18th and 19th century botanical prints. The studies by notable botanists Robert John Thornton and Pierre Joseph Redouté are so incredibly lovely and vibrant that we too were inspired to add a bit of floral flair to our own clothing. Follow the instructions that accompany the iron on transfer papers, as they drastically vary depending on the brand. We chose to add flowers to a small portion of this jacket, but feel free to go wild! (top image from Hanneli, botanical images from here, here, here and here, rest of images from Honestly…WTF)

Shoe Lacing Methods Mathematics tells us that there are more than 2 Trillion ways of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe. This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 50 shoe lacing tutorials. They include traditional and alternative lacing methods that are either widely used, have a particular feature or benefit, or that I just like the look of. 50 Different Ways To Lace Shoes Criss Cross Lacing This is probably the most common method of lacing normal shoes & boots. Over Under Lacing This method reduces friction, making the lacing easier to tighten and loosen plus reducing wear and tear. Gap Lacing This simple variation of Criss Cross Lacing skips a crossover to create a gap in the middle of the lacing, either to bypass a sensitive area on the instep or to increase ankle flexibility. Straight European Lacing This traditional method of Straight Lacing appears to be more common in Europe. Straight Bar Lacing Hiking / Biking Lacing Quick Tight Lacing Ukrainian Lacing- New!

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