DIY | Greek Style Top and Cute Skirt

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Alright Alright good people. This is by far one of my favorite DIYs, and you can achieve it without a sewing machine.

You will need:
1. Maxi Skirt OR Large, ill-fitting skirt
2. Safety pins (not stick pins)
3. Scissors
3. Needle and Thread OR Sewing Machine OR Stitch Witchery (For hemming edges)

Step 1:
Cut the skirt to the length you’d like. Just make sure you have enough for your top. Hem the bottom to give it a more refined look. You’re done with the skirt. Whoop!
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Step 2:
Using the bottom half of the original skirt, open the split (if you have one) or one of the seams. If you have neither, cut open the skirt and make sure to hem those edges.

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Step 3:
Using the panel of fabric you now have, pin two edges at your shoulder blade. The rest will drape around your lovely form. Take your other safety pins and pin the top to your liking. Get creative, just cover up those boobs.

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You’re done!


Original Skirt: Grandma’s closet find
Leather Bracelet : Shop Freshly Given


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DIY | Top with Peplum

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freshlygiven diy peplum top

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Shame on me for skipping out on the DIY fun. In my defense, I’ve been stacking up ideas but they’ve simply been tucked away, warm and comfy in the right hemisphere of my brain.

Naturally, I wanted to start back up with the idea that has been most nagging. I do love a woman in a peplum, and more so their ability to flatter the waist without revealing too much. I’ve watched them grace the hips of many screen gems on Turner Classic Movies. Plus the varieties are as vast as the women who wear them.

This tutorial shouldn’t take you long. It is pretty simple if you already have a top (or tee) you want to add some love to. (This tutorial can get you started) Hand-stitching is also an option if you have the endurance of a Titan. I, on the other hand, do not and pulled out the sewing machine.

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Flipped | Sweater to Cowl {DIY + Tutorial}

Black on black, let’s do blue on blue. It’s a nice change from the usual.

Thanksgiving was like Christmas for me. My Dad opened his cedar chest (mmmm the smell of cedar) and gave me sweaters he no longer wore. Truth be told, these were for my husband but I was the middle man. Is that greedy of me?

This blue one was a bit boxy; not my man’s type anyway…
(Tutorial after the jump)

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Flipped | Men’s Jeans to Vest {DIY & Tutorial}

Last weeks jeans to dress post was only the beginning of my new found interest in transforming my husbands jeans into wearable somethings. Wearable for me that is.

After another session of scissors and Derek Lam inspiration, I claimed yet another pair as my own.

The inspiration, a jacket by Derek Lam via  The Satorialist:

I had the opportunity to do a guest post for Sally of sallyannk and I’d love for you to check it out. You just may find it pleasing.

Sneak peek:

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Tutorial | Men’s Jeans to Dress

Find the after photos below.

Alright, let’s begin:

You will need:

1. Jeans (I used large men’s jeans. The rule of thumb is to make sure once opened, it will wrap around you. Large skinny jeans (oxymoron?) may also work here, and give you a pencil-ish effect. )
2. Scissors
3. Seam Ripper (optional)
4. Sewing Machine (Although this can be done by hand if you’re on ‘super pro hand strength’ status)

Steps:

1. Lay jeans flat and open inside seams (Next 3 images)

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