Resource File: Our Favorite DIYs and Weekend Workshops

July 27th, 2011 § 12 comments

One of the great things about the internet and the blossoming of the blogosphere is the amount of information and inspiration that is now at our fingertips. We, in our little corner of the web, have over the years hopefully sparked some ideas for your own do-it-yourself projects. None of us are expert sewers or crafters, but we’ve still dabbled in creating or reimagining garments, crafting storage solutions, and making a few extra pretty things along the way. Beyond concrete DIY projects, we’ve also tried to be self-conscious about showing you our thought processes for more amorphous projects like “What do you pack for a research year abroad?” or “What do you wear to an academic conference?” Here we’ve compiled some of our personal favorites and hope you still find them as useful as we do!

Do It Yourself

19 April 2010 - A Pocket Full of Allergy Meds 9 May 2009 - Evening Shower

E. shows you how she made a tank dress — with pockets! and turns a maxi halter dress into a knee-length dress with draped kimono sleeves

Paper bag waist Target dress before

E.’s guide to re-fashioning existing garments

DIY Embellished Ts

DIY: cardigan embellished with Amy Butler fabric DIY Cardigan

E. embellishes a cardigan with applique and A. sews on some rosettes for a change

30 March 2011 - Maternity top 'After' picture 3 September 2009 - Independent Study

S. elasticizes the bottom of a shirt for maternity wear and E. shows us how to “skinny” your jeans

Home-made Bouquet
DIY: The Wedding Collection

DIY Jewelry Hanger - detail Paper Flowers

How to make a simple jewelry hanger and How to make tissue paper flowers

Weekend Workshops

How to re-purpose your jewelry

On the Road Again: Packing for Anything

Arty Top + Skinny Jeans24 April 2009 - Evening

Finding Wardrobe Inspiration

Skirts Dresses Sweaters and Cardis Tops Accessories

Capsule Wardrobe Roundup

Click here for a full listing of our How Tos and here for additional DIYs and look here for more Weekend Workshops!

§ 12 Responses to Resource File: Our Favorite DIYs and Weekend Workshops"

  1. Mia says:

    Man, what can’t you guys do? I’m loving all of these guides! Time to get off my infamously lazy butt and do a little DIY myself! Y’all are an inspiration and everyone’s gonna be sad to see you go, but happy for new horizons ahead. :)

    • Mia says:

      Oh, oh! I accidentally got bleach on a skirt I like while cleaning last night (that’s what I get for cleaning in anything other than ratty clothing). Now instead of just being sad and chucking it, I’m going to make some fabric flowers to cover the bleach spot! Thank you, E. and Academichic!

  2. Callie says:

    I am definitely bookmarking this post! I love a great do-it-yourself project on a quiet weekend afternoon and there are some wonderful project ideas here. Thanks for sharing!

    Love, Callie

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