☩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:
free

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

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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!

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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.

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Here's a look inside.

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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

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This is the easiest...

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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.

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Make straight cuts up the sides.

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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.

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