☩DIY☩ 7 For All Mankind Carlie Ikat Shorts

Things you need for this DIY:
✝ Shorts
✝ a fountain pen
✝ bleach

Total time:
2 hours + drying time

Total cost:

I'm really glad I found something to do with these salmon colored jeans. They were a little much.


It's a little sketchy to put bleach in a shot glass...don't do this around anyone who loves tequila. I can't stress enough how important it is to do this DIY outside. I did mine in my studio which is set up with great ventilation because of all the metal sanding and soldering I do, but by the end I wished I had done it outside. Don't huff bleach fumes for fashion. It's not worth it!


This couldn't be easier, just paint alternating squiggly chevrons on the shorts with the bleach. I tried to keep it as close to the original design as possible but mine bled a little more than I wanted it to.


Here's a look inside.


Let the bleach dry completely, then wash.

☩DIY☩ Lover Serpent Lace Dress

Things you need for this DIY:
✝ a long lace dress (here's mine)
✝ tape measure
✝ four straight pins
✝ scissors

Total time:
30 mins

Total cost:
$30 for the dress

DIY Lover serpent dress.jpg

This is the easiest...


First, put the dress on and mark with pins the length you want in the front, back and on the sides. I measured 12 inches in front and back and 24 inches on the sides (up from the seam). I have to admit the sides are just a tiny bit higher than I wanted, so I advise you to make it a little longer to be on the safe side.


Make straight cuts up the sides.


To finish it up, cut along the flowers in the lace.

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Feel free to wear something less revealing underneath...or more.