Tute Review: Bangin’ Headbands

January 11, 2011 in Craft and Art, Design, Fashion by alliemcc

Here's the first of what I hope will be a monthly series, "Tute Review".  I will review DIY fashion tutorials and how-tos from all over the web, let you know how user-friendly they are, and show you what I make. Hooray for arts & crafts!

This month, I'm reviewing a couple of tutorials for headgear.  A few months ago, I let my hairstylist have her way with my head.  She chopped my locks into a cute, flippy style… but it was just too short for the frigid winter here in Connecticut!  It did look damn good (and I could protect my ears) with headbands, turbans, and scarves– very 1920's bohemian– so I decided to try out a couple of headband tutorials.

First up was this retro bow headband, an original by Casey at Elegant Musings (girl crush!).

 

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Tute Review: No-sew wrap top

February 8, 2011 in Craft and Art, Design, DIY, Fashion, Style, Textile Addiction, Tute Review by alliemcc

Here's the latest installment of my monthly series, "Tute Review".  I review DIY fashion tutorials and how-tos from all over the web, let you know how user-friendly they are, and show you what I make. Hooray for arts & crafts!

This month, for your craftin pleasure, I'm reviewing this drapey, no-sew top that I've had bookmarked forever…

No-sew wrap top

 

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Tute Review: Not.

March 8, 2011 in Craft and Art, Design, DIY, Fashion, Style, Tute Review by alliemcc

Not so much a review this month– sorry. But here are a couple of tutorials I found this week that I'm dying to try.

Adorable layered dress

Via Craftzine

I want to try making this more versatile by creating a skirt with a wide waistband, rather than a dress with a strapless bodice.

 

Friendship-bracelet-meets-hardware

By Honestly WTF

I'm seeing this as a shimmery, badass necklace.

Are you going to try these? Let me know how it goes – comment and add your pictures on the Analogue Chic Facebook page!

Tute Review: High-waisted skirt

April 12, 2011 in Craft and Art, Design, DIY, Fashion, Style, Sustainability, Tute Review by alliemcc

{Once upon a time, there was no need to describe a skirt as “high-waisted” because everyone always wore skirts with the waistline at their natural waist, i.e. usually the narrowest part of most ladies, and therefore the most flattering to emphasize.}

{Le sigh…}

Your DIY tutorial this month is this unabashedly feminine skirt, courtesy of Out of Order.

skirt tute out of order

Image via Out of Order.

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Tute Review (sort of): Marie Antoinette-Inspired DIY Fashion

May 17, 2011 in Costume, Craft and Art, Design, DIY, Fashion by alliemcc

If you're going to be in my 'hood on June 4, please come to my Picnic in Celebration of Marie Antoinette's Half-Birthday.

Portrait of Marie Antoinette by Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun.

Costumes are required! We're going for tons of lace, ribons, bows, and pastel colors! Inspired by the fashionable queen herself, and Sofia Coppola's 2006 movie. (Take a look at these party photos for more inspiration, esp. for the gents.)

Here are a couple of DIY tutorials to help you get your costume properly ruffled and ribboned.

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