HOW TO: Make a Catastic Kitty-Eared Snood Out of an Old Sweatshirt

Cat-Snood-for-Jasmin-036-(6

My managing editor and friend Jasmin Chua‘s birthday was last month and with the frenzy of fashion week and other assorted fall events, I wasn’t able to give her a proper gift. Jasmin and I are both cat-o-phile’s so I really wanted to make something feline-related and then it dawned on me – cat-ears! I’d been working on sewing this snood for myself and realized that with a bit of alteration, I could pop some kitty ears on it and make it into a fun accessory as well as something that Jasmin could wear while accompanying her uber-cute daughter Zadie trick or treating. Read on for the instructions to make your own cat-ear snood (read this post first to make the actual snood part).

Continue Reading

HOW TO: Refashion a Too Large T-Shirt into a Reversible Dress

snowman dress, angry snowman dress, How to a shirt into a dress, how to turn a shirt that's too big into a dress, how to refashion a t shirt, how to turn a t shirt into something else, t shirt refashion, how to refashion a shirt, t shirt diy projects, clothing diy, diy, diy clothes, diy clothing, diy crafts, diy fashion, diy fashion blogs, diy fashion ideas, diy fashion projects, DIY how to, diy ideas, DIY projects, diy projects fashion, do it yourself, do it yourself clothing, easy diy fashion, easy fashion diy, fashion blog, fashion blogs, fashion diy, fashion diy ideas, fashion secrets, handmade fashion, how to, recycled fashion, recycled garments, clossette, diy, reversible dress, make a shirt into a dress,

snowman dress, angry snowman dress, How to a shirt into a dress, how to turn a shirt that's too big into a dress, how to refashion a t shirt, how to turn a t shirt into something else, t shirt refashion, how to refashion a shirt, t shirt diy projects, clothing diy, diy, diy clothes, diy clothing, diy crafts, diy fashion, diy fashion blogs, diy fashion ideas, diy fashion projects, DIY how to, diy ideas, DIY projects, diy projects fashion, do it yourself, do it yourself clothing, easy diy fashion, easy fashion diy, fashion blog, fashion blogs, fashion diy, fashion diy ideas, fashion secrets, handmade fashion, how to, recycled fashion, recycled garments, clossette, diy, reversible dress, make a shirt into a dress,

Almost every girl has a few too-big T-shirts in her closet, but instead of just wearing them to bed at night how about refashioning one into a cute tunic dress? I love this fashion DIY because it’s really easy to do and the resulting A-line dress is so easy to just throw on – especially for summer. The other great thing about this DIY is that if you have a tee with a graphic on it, you can even make your dress reversible so that you can wear it with the image in front for days you feel cheeky or wear the plain side in front on days when you’re feeling more serious.

For the full recycled fashion tutorial steps click the pages below.

Continue Reading

HOW TO: Turn an Ugly Shirt into a Cute Skirt [No Sewing]

How to Turn an Ugly Shirt into a Cute Skirt, how to turn a shirt into a skirt, no sew clothing refashion, clothing diy, diy, diy clothes, diy clothing, diy crafts, diy fashion, diy fashion blogs

How to Turn an Ugly Shirt into a Cute Skirt, how to turn a shirt into a skirt, no sew clothing refashion, clothing diy, diy, diy clothes, diy clothing, diy crafts, diy fashion, diy fashion blogs

Babydoll shirts with all sorts of weird bunching and shirring used to be in style until we realized that they made everyone look equally preggers. So now there are a ton of these unflattering tops floating around unloved even though many of them still have nice, bold prints like the Marc Jacobs-esque large flower pattern on this one. If you’re the owner of one of these shirts and are not quite sure what to do with it, here’s a really easy, no-sew fashion DIY showing you how to turn an ugly babydoll shirt into a summer skirt just in time for the warm weather. I think you’ll really be surprised at how simple this tutorial is, and depending on the shirt you use, you can make the bottom into a skirt and the top into a cute bandeau.

Continue Reading

Kandy’s DIY Tip: How to Revamp Your Jeans

dyed-pants

We are coming into fall now, and the super bright jeans aren’t really for fall. I love this dark red print for fall, and black for me is an all around seasonal color. I love to make my own clothes and I want to be a fashion designer so this is like a serious start for me. My parents don’t like that I LOVE revamping my clothes, but I can’t help it. I know that I’ll make money off of this one day. I already sell some bow ties and jewelry that I make. Great start right. So For this project I’d suggest that you try black pants for bleaching, but you can use black jeans if you’d rather chose to use fabric paint which I’d suggest silver.

Continue Reading

DIY: How to Make Lace-Up Leggings

lace leggings, how to make lace up leggings, how to refashion leggings, how to make leggings, ballerina leggings, diy fashion, cheap clothes, a clothing, easy fashion diy, easy diy fashion, diy projects fashion, diy fashion projects, fashion diy

lace leggings, how to make lace up leggings, how to refashion leggings, how to make leggings, ballerina leggings, diy fashion, cheap clothes, a clothing, easy fashion diy, easy diy fashion, diy projects fashion, diy fashion projects, fashion diy

Please excuse my Ashy Larry legs and beaten up TOMS wedges.

I’ve been rocking the black lace up leggings I got in Japan last summer for the past few days and noticed they’ve been creating quite a buzz – not necessarily all positive. Some people are intrigued by them, some baffled and a few girls have asked me where they can get a pair. Good question! I haven’t seen them outside of Japan – has anyone else? I guess like just about anything else in the world, they can probably be found on eBay, but if you want to refashion a pair of your old leggings and give them a little facelift, turning them into a pair of lace ups is the perfect beginner’s fashion DIY project.

lace leggings, how to make lace up leggings, how to refashion leggings, how to make leggings, ballerina leggings, diy fashion, cheap clothes, a clothing, easy fashion diy, easy diy fashion, diy projects fashion, diy fashion projects, fashion diy

YOU WILL NEED:

– pair of old leggings (3/4 length works best since part of your leg should be exposed to show the ribbon)
– long ribbons (I used two different kinds here to illustrate the crazy combos you can create but feel free to just use black leggings and black ribbon or whatever colors you like)
– scissors
– needle and thread
– pins

Click on the “Pages” below to get to the next step.

Continue Reading

HOW TO: Make a Cozy Fall Snood Out of an Old Sweatshirt

relovable clothing, relovable clothes, better clothing, relovable fashion, snood, how to make a snood, how to make an infinity scarf, snood diy, make a snood, make a snood out of a sweatshirt, how to turn a sweatshirt into a snood, diy, diy fashion, do it yourself fashion, clossette, closette

relovable clothing, relovable clothes, better clothing, relovable fashion, snood, how to make a snood, how to make an infinity scarf, snood diy, make a snood, make a snood out of a sweatshirt, how to turn a sweatshirt into a snood, diy, diy fashion, do it yourself fashion, clossette, closette

When my boyfriend’s mom gave me an adorable teddy bear sweatshirt as a hand-me-down last year (thanks 어머니!), I brainstormed all different kinds of ways to wear it. But alas, the seasons came and went and I never could quite put together a perfect outfit with it. Not wanting it to go to waste, I decided to make it into something I’d been coveting for the breezier weather – a snood. For those of you who aren’t familiar with snoods, they basically look like cowls or infinity scarves and are cozy scarf alternatives. The following DIY shows you how to turn virtually any old hoodie into a snood that can we worn through the fall and winter. Enjoy!

Continue Reading