I was fully intending to finish this list up and post yesterday, but started feeling woozy with a sudden head cold and hit the hay early.  Today, barely hanging on with the help of some Airborne and Nyquil, I soldier on.

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Sometimes we all get caught up in the what-if’s or how-do-Is?  Myself included.  Sometimes we all just have to take the plunge and figure things out as we go.

Donatella from Inspiration & Realisation made a goregous color-blocked Mondrian Sweater with the creative use of fabric paint.  Totally on-trend for the colorblocked brights we’ve been seeing everywhere for Spring!  She’s also an amazingly talented knitter and crocheter – so def. check out all her other projects too!

Kristen from Glitter ‘n Glue shared a quick DIY for making a paperbag-waisted skirt from a pillowcase.  Lovely and bright – and another great idea for refashioning a skirt from a pillowcase.

Beautiful – but it gives me the willies to imagine wearing it: this Victorian dress made from insect parts has just been restored.  From Refinery29.

Smart n Snazzy added a DIY Carabiner strap to an old purse to give it a much-needed makeover…and is currently challenging herself with a full 30 DAYS of DIY! A project a day – so inspirational.  Check out her blog daily for each new one.

Though Martha Stewart‘s main focus is home, garden, and lifestyle, once in awhile she posts a doozy of a DIY for something wearable.  See her Gallery of Sewing Projects: Clothing and Accessories and her ideas for DIY Totes and Purses.  And did I mention her Gallery of Handmade Jewelry and Accessories?  Perfect!

Natalie’s Creations made a video on making a Prada-inspired striped dress…out of T-shirts!  Too awesome for words!!

Modanista Junkie made some lovely bow hair clips…and I’m sure you’re all dying to know how!  Check it out here for the how-to.
DIY T-strap bra from Love Aesthetics.  Simple, beautiful, and oh-so-Wang.

I’d normally post some Chic & Cheap shopping sites at the bottom of this…but I have to roll into bed and get over this cold so I’m wrapping this up quick.

And since I’m not doing my DIY Roundups anymore, if you have a DIY project, tutorial, or creation that you’d like to see featured on Chic Steals, please email me at carlyjcais at chic-steals dot com – and I’ll try to squeeze it in to one of my Links of the Week posts!



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