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.
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!
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!!
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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