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DIY Paillette Sequin Collar Dress

Take something old and make it new again as a fun upcycled craft project! Would you want to have a try?

DIY Japanese Obi Panel Skirt

Today we'll show you how to make your own skirt with pieces of vintage Japanese obi fabric that it can be customized to your personal style and taste.

DIY Nautical Button Skirt

To do this project you can simply add gold buttons to any navy skirt, but I thought it would be nice to create a faux panel which gave the impression of a button up style. This turned out to be easy to do using the piece of fabric left over when I shortened this skirt. Yay!

DIY Sheer Hem Pencil Skirt

This is such a simple project that I probably don’t need to post the actual steps, but for those of you who like to be walked through the process, I’ve given you the run-down below!

DIY Split Wrap Skirt

Doing anything with linen fabric was going to be major challenge because I was sans sewing machine, but I knew something was possible. This is one of the projects I made out.

DIY Mesh Pencil Skirt

Today I will show you how you can make a little bit of mesh all of your own. Here it is...

DIY Lace Skirt

Without the necessary sewing machine required for a more serious project, I set about creating something super easy using just hand sewing, essentially creating a lace overlay for an existing skirt I found at the markets. This process is somewhat similar to what I used to make this mesh skirt, and is really very easy. It’s perfect for the sewing novice or someone without a machine.

DIY Lace Romper

This project evolved as I worked on it, I wasn't exactly sure what it would look like before I started but it turned out to be exactly what I needed for hanging by the beach or a bit of high summer boat hopping.

DIY Open Back Shirt

white shirt comes into its own with the addition of a cut out at the back. And so easy to do! Grab a simple cotton shirt from the back of your closet or a thrift store and away you go!

DIY Pleated Denim Dress

This denim shift dress I thought it might be fun to make myself a summer pleated dress, a little bit 90’s, and little bit Balmain and a whole lot of satisfaction when it was done. This was my first experience with pleating and let’s just say it was an eye opener!

DIY Pleated Midi Skirt

With only a few supplies, you can make this midi skirt in minutes and it would be a gorgeous gift. Wanna make your own?

DIY Lace Pencil Skirt

I recently got my hands on some pink lace fabric and knew immediately what Burberry inspired item I would be slapping together on my sewing machine. And what could be more appropriate for summer than a lace pencil skirt, made in an ultra feminine hue of pastel pink?

DIY Midi Skirt Top Set

Here we go again, turning a pretty nasty dress into something not-so-gross and potentially wearable. I like to think of this as the job interview version of the checked set I made a little while ago here, so long as your job isn’t weird around a hint of midriff!

DIY Off The Shoulder Beach Dress

This dress is ridiculously easy to make, and just as easy to wear :) Basically all you’re doing is created two gathered skirts, one the length from your bust to your mid thigh, and the other a mini skirt that just sits around your arms – you then attach them together as shown below and away you go!

How to Make a Men Shirt into an Off The Shoulder Dress

Quite simply it’s the easiest DIY version of the off the shoulder possible. You literally just cut the neck and shoulders off a men’s shirt and elasticate the top edge. And you can create a top or a dress depending on how big your shirt is. We loved them so much we made them for all the girls in the studio!

DIY Tulle Skirt

If there’s one time of year it’s acceptable, nay, required, to wear a tulle skirt, it’s the holiday season. For this project I used a similar method to the classic circle skirt created many moons ago here, just made it a bit longer. Super easy, trust me.

DIY Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

Distressed boyfriend jeans are the key ingredient in achieving that "Oh, this old thing?" chic, off-duty look. But usually, that "old thing"—in particular, a pair of beautifully destroyed jeans—is not truly old. You'll have to make a trip to at least one store, or maybe a dozen. Which brings us to our next point: Those jeans are hardly easy to obtain.

DIY Frayed Denim

Worn, torn, fringed, patched, frayed . . . denim is, hands down, my favorite medium to destroy, mend, dye, embellish, and reconstruct.

DIY Denim Repair

Boro is the age old Japanese art of mending textiles and is literally translated as rags or scraps of cloth. I love the exposed stitching and idea of using various patches to play with pattern and various shades of indigo. Needless to say, ever since I mended my first pair of denim using sashiko embroidery, I’ve been hooked. Not a single pair of ripped denim is safe. I’m coming after you!

DIY Uneven Denim Hem

Many of you asked about the jeans I wore in last week’s DIY so I thought I’d share the far too easy steps to achieve the same look. Using straight leg denim works best here but you an also experiment with skinny and bootcut styles. I’m on a denim destroy and repair roll – try and stop me!