The Drunken Yarn

Trash to couture is at it again with this super cute tank top (I may have a bit of a crafty crush on her, don’t judge me! I mean she even has accompanying videos for most of her projects.) Anyways this is definitely way more interesting than the plain tank top it started out as. So get to zipping.

Of all the ombre dip dyeing methods I think this is the technique that yeilds the most gradual ombre-ish results. If you think you have a better one, drop it in my ask, I’d like to know.

“Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial.”


DIY Rebecca Minkoff Inspired Stitched Sweater and How To Dye Tee Shirt Yarn.Tutorials by inspiration & realisation: how to dye tee shirt yarn (what fabric paint to use that will not run later and make you really upset), and how to stitch an open weave sweater here. 

EDIT: this is how a real designer acts:

Eeep! So I kind of love space. (Growing up on Star Trek and all) One of my favorite places is the planetarium. I saw that space show at the NY Air and Space museum that was narrated by Tom Hanks like 5 times. So of course I’m super in love with DIYs that will put space on my pants. (And look at those wedges, want!)

Also it probably hides stains from wings that may or may not get more and more slippery and fall on my lap prone the more intoxicated I get.

So while I personally think the runway inspiration looks like Huggies I like the shorts that came from it by Swell Mayde.

Quite possibly the easiest and most “No way, really?” DIY project I’ve ever seen. No one usually thinks straws + shoelace + spraypaint= fashion but there we have it.

I’m a big fan of projects like this men’s herringbone scarf. Normally with knitting patterns for men, it’s something that’ll show off your skill and he’ll never wear or something you’ll kill yourself with boredom knitting. This however has a complex 2 row repeat stitch pattern and the end result is fantastic.

Oh, Hello love of my life! I didn’t realize you came in skirt form!

This Burda Style Judy skirt is a $2 pattern available here and can have any colors ever! YAY! If you are one who has trouble putting contrasting colors together (my mom) here is a helpful tool. If you omit the green from the split complimentary color scheme it’s the same colors Burda used for their Judy, ta da!

Not for beginners though so tread carefully. You can see some of the finished Judys here (particularly love the tweed and pink myself)


DIY Killer Comic Book Heels
Pricetag: Around £15
Time: Eight hours per shoe (I’m a perfectionist and I have big feet)

Brief tutorial under the cut.

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