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DIY Scarf Necklace

I love a good scarf, I really do. But when it's 127 degrees out, walking around with a large swathe of fabric draped around your neck is not really the most prudent idea. Things get SCHWETTY.So, I've been thinking about making something a bit more accommodating, like a cross between a scarf and a necklace (a scarflace? a narf?). This is what I've come up with so far:I didn't do...

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Easy DIY: Painted Necklace

Since I tend to gravitate to "colors" like gray and black, I wanted a cheap and easy way to add a shot of color--something bright and playful, almost cartoon-y.I found this slightly weird necklace in the $1.00 bin at a flea market and decided it was my mission in life to paint it an obscenely bright traffic-sign yellow.The whole project only took about 10 minutes, and I let it "hang dry" on my fire escape...

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DIY Collection: Sleeveless vest

Y'all won't believe this, but I finished another DIY Collection project! This time, I decided to take on the sleeveless blazer--I'm much better at destroying and deconstructing than I am at creating.I decided to use this rarely-worn rayon-blend blazer I picked up from a thrift store last year. I love the pattern and the shape, but hardly ever wear it because it's usually too hot for long sleeves by the time...

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DIY: Elastic Elation

You guys! I finished a mending* project thanks to something I learned on the internets! So, I've had this vintage beaded skirt  for years, but never really wore it because the elastic waist was SO stretched out. Even a belt wouldn't keep this sucker up. Enter this video and my newfound do-it-yourself-y-ness, and I decided to try my hand at fixing the waistband. MYSELF. Step 1: Remove the thread from the waistband. I used...

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