Category Archives: Diy

DIY Inspiration Links

More than Just a Clothing Swap

Swap-O-Rama-Rama takes the concept of a clothing swap and expands it into a traveling clothing recycling event. Once you’ve shared and swapped from the donated clothes, on-site experts help you sew and modify your finds, then everyone gets to show off their new outfits in a fashion show. I just wish there was one of these near me!

Crazy Cool Patchwork Pants

Paula‚Äôs patchwork pantsMy friend Paula made these great pants by altering a pair of overalls she bought at a thrift store for $1.00. She cut off the bib part and made the straps into a sort of tie belt. I wish my camera weren’t broken so you could see them better (I took this picture with my camera phone).

Quick Fashion Links

  1. Ready Made magazine’s Fashion issue is now available. Lots of DIY and style ideas.
  2. OutFitKit is an online store with an interesting concept: it sells complete outfits, including accessories, for under $60.
  3. How much do clothing retailers mark up their merchandise? The New York Times tells us, using H&M as an example.

Use It Up – Wear It Out – Make It Do!

I found this old WWII poster via Frugal for Life. I ought to print it out and hang it in my closet. This definitely represents a Wardrobe Miser mindset!

Use It Up - Wear It Out - Make It Do!

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