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Friday, November 25, 2011

my favorite diy so far!

I made this lace shirt a while back, out of a lace tablecloth I bought at my local goodwill! It was so ridiculously simple, and I am sorry I didn't take more pics!

Here is a simple tutorial:
* Lay a t-shirt (one size bigger than you normally wear) on top of a large amount of lace material
* Cut around the shirt, twice, to get both sides of the shirt
* Sew the pieces together along the sides, leaving the bottom, sleeves, and neck open
* I left the sleeves and bottom unhemmed for a vintage lace look

Total cost: around $5!!

See what I mean? Easy as pie! (Sorry, I am in the Thanksgiving mood!) Post up your pics of this tutorial or of your own versions and variations!

my next diy!

To complete this project wear an old, large t-shirt. begin by wrapping yourself in duct tape snugly, but not too tightly. Be sure to add plastic wrap to protect your neck from the scratchy tape!
Add a second and a third layer of tape in shorter pieces to smooth out all the bumps. 
Cut straight up the middle of the back to remove the form and use for all your diy projects!

I have been scouring the web for a cheap dress form or mannequin, but they are just so hard to come by anymore! Today I found this awesome diy tutorial on A Matter of Style on how to make your very own using only duct tape, plastic wrap, and an old long t-shirt. Did I mention it can be made for under $20?!  
I will be making this as soon as I can get my hands on some duct tape and will post my own pics and tutorial.
If you can't wait that long and you are dying to know how it's done, visit A Matter of Style! They have so many diy projects that are cheap, easy, and so fun to do!
all image credit: A Matter of Style  

Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving!

Our delicious, completely homemade, Thanksgiving feast!
As you can see, I have not been able to post in a long time! This quarter has definitely been my most stressful yet and my short (but sweet) vacation at home for Thanksgiving has given me some wonderful free time to try and catch up! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day with their family and friends today! I am so thankful for my family, beau Tarek, and my closest friends that continue to support me through the good and the bad. I am also so thankful for everyone who ever inspired me to try my knack at fashion and DIY and those that I will inspire to do the same in the future. I promise from now on I will post much more often! And my closet full of planned projects as well as those that I have not yet been able to finish should be dwindling down as soon as I begin my long holiday in a couple short weeks, which means DIY tutorials and pics!! For now, I must study for finals and pray that I make it through alive! Have a wonderful holiday and make sure to give everyone a huge hug! Happy Thanksgiving and happy holiday DIY-ing!