Thursday, April 18, 2013

Oops, I DIY'd It Again.

I don't know what's been going on with me lately but I'm still super motivated to do things and I'm loving it!  I've been cleaning, rearranging, cooking, crafting, and moving around so much the past few months that it's kinda starting to creep me out a little.  I have never liked being the domestic type and I'm a huge fan of sitting on my ass watching re-runs of the Kardashians all day so this new motivation bug I've got is really surprising.

Anyway, all this cleaning has got me to clean up my wardrobe a little.  Clean up, not clean out - I'm a hoarder, remember?  I took out all the clothes that need minor repairs, have small stains/rips in them, as well as everything that I hoarded from someone else just for the sake of hoarding.  I told you I have issues.

I did most of the minor repairs like buttons, beading, hemming, etc. already so that pile is almost finished and back in my closet.  With the other clothes I kind of got a little scissor happy this week and started turning some blouses and tops into cardigans.

It's pretty cool to see what a difference a pair of scissors can make.  It completely transformed this fugly printed top into a cute little cardigan.  I'm sure you have some fugly, outdated blouse that would make a perfect light-weight cardigan for those summer nights, so grab your scissors and get happy!

All you'll need for this is a blouse and a pair of scissors.  A stretchy/jersey type of material works best - other materials may fall apart if cut.

Step one and only:  Align the side seams (or make a fold down the middle of the shirt if your shirt has no side seams) and cut on the fold.

And that's it!  Simple and CHEAP 1-cut cardigan.  Now go raid those closets for some old tops!  It takes all of 2 minutes to do and it saves you $$$$$$.  The cost comparison is a no-brainer!

Please tell me you're already going through your wardrobe in your mind to figure out what top to cut.  And don't forget to let me know if you did it!  I always love seeing what others come up with!!!

♥ Duckie.


  1. i cut up t shirts that are lil big for me into something that I can fit lil mens softball shirts. I love getting scissor kinda releases some stress too:). Totally love the cardigan! Very nice!


  2. Nice DIY! Very cute idea and it looks great! To bad I don't have the right shirts to do it myself haha.


  3. Awesome job! That's some DIY gold if you ask me!


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