560 posts tagged fashiondiys
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of Winter! And with the end of Winter comes that weird in-between weather where it’s too hot for a jumper and too cold for a tshirt. Wraps are the best thing to keep in your bag - and these fringed kimonos are super pretty, easy to make and no sewing is involved! You can go and buy your fabric and coordinating fringe from the craft store, or you can head on over to Wander & Hunt and buy yourself a kit.
These might be the most stylish, pretty gym shorts I’ve ever seen! That might have something to do with the fabrics - lovely chambray in indigo and gorgeous Liberty of London cotton in Tana Lawn. Sigh, to have the funds to buy as much Liberty of London fabric that I want! This is probably a sewing project for those of you who have had some experience - but if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll learn some great skills on the way!
One of my favourite things about visiting the Museum was the gum ball machine in the shop - except it didn’t give out gumballs, it gave out crystals! I’ve always had a love of crystals, gems, minerals and all those beautiful things that nature has created. So this DIY immediately caught my eye - and then I saw the part that said ‘no tools required’ and I was hooked! There are lots of shops on etsy selling crystals. My favourites are amethyst, pink druzy and carnelian. Layer them up or wear a single pendant on a long chain.
What a perfect pair of earrings for breezy Summer days! A simple pair of hoops with custom made tassels. If you’re in the States you can purchase a kit from For The Makers that comes with all you need to make these beauties, but you should be able to find everything you need to create your own from the craft store.
The one piece of clothing that I get the most comments on is my cardigan with heart patches. For some reason those patches are adored by all and sundry! I have to admit, I love them too - they add a bit of fun to an otherwise plain grey cardigan. So now I’ve got the patch fever, I have been thinking about what other designs I could do when i came across this DIY - I honestly wouldn’t have thought of ice creams! These patches are made with a Cricut machine and special iron on fabric, but you can get the same effect with applique. So cute and sure to get you compliments!
There’s nothing like a really nice bathrobe to feel a bit spoilt after a relaxing bath or shower! But it can be hard finding one that suits you. Some are a little too short, some are in a dodgy fabric, some are just too thick and heavy for Summer use. Making your own means you can choose your style and fabric. Lana has made hers in a lightweight jersey which is perfect for Summer and nice and stretchy (which equals comfy!)
I’m totally in love with this necklace. A little bit arty, a little bit vintage, and very, very unique. You can guarantee no one will have one exactly like yours! Plus you can make yours even more unique by what you add to it - beads, string, leather. A very on-trend piece that’s perfect to add a bit of boho to any outfit!
Some expensive designer pieces are just perfect for creating yourself - and this scarf dress is a prime example! Made using just three scarves and some leather thonging, if you’re skilled with your sewing machine you should be able to whip this up quickly. Though the directions aren’t detailed, you should be able to work out where you need to attach your scarves. It might be handy to get a friend to help you pin your scarves or use a dress form in your measurements to work out where you need to stitch and place your straps.
I love the look of earthy, handmade jewelry. When I save up some money I plan on getting this ring. Sigh. But as you can see, it’s quite expensive! Though these rings don’t have a big ol’ jewel on the top, I still love this DIY because it’s so simple and cheap to make but still has the look.
I know it’s only July but I’m already thinking about Christmas presents! I’m keen to DIY more gifts this year - last year fell in a big heap - and this beaded necklace would be absolutely perfect for my sister. She saw some very similar ones at some markets that were around $80, but I think i could make her about six for that much (though I might have to keep one for myself)
Summer Sandals 2 Ways
If your favourite sandals are looking a little worse for wear, then get out your craft box and get to decorating! These two options are high impact but easy to create. My So Called Crafty Life uses fabric flowers and Live It Love It Make It made some bright neon tassels. Click on the links below for more info!
I would never have thought to use iron on transfers on a pair of Vans - but they look amazing! The perfect ‘Summer shoes’ to slip on and get going in. As soon as I saw these I had the perfect floral images in mind to make my own pair, but all you need to do is either google image search ‘floral pattern’ or have a search on Pinterest.
Do your kicks need a makeover? Is your outfit never complete without a bit of animal print? Well head on over to Studs & Pearls for this easy and fun DIY to create your own pair of leopard laces (and also find out about those awesome BANGS sneakers and the great cause behind them!)
One thing I love buying from op-shops is hand embroidered table cloths. When you think about how long it must have taken someone to embroider a whole table cloth - wow! So I feel like I’m saving something quite special. This gorgeous collar won’t take you as long to stitch as a table cloth, but it will be just as special. There’s a free template with the pattern to follow for the hand stitching - just make sure you do your stitching before you sew together your collar!
Pineapples are everywhere - skirts, shirts, shoes, pillows, wall art, fruit bowls. The spiky fruit is fun, tangy and makes me think of hot Summer days. If you’re into tart treat as much as me, this sparkly pouch will be right up your alley. Perfect for keeping makeup in check, a pretty pencil case or even to store your ipad in!