14.1.10

two diy ideas

1)
leswing
(image via Anywho)

It was love at first sight when I found these vintage tap shorts over on Anywho. Knowing that they exist for sale in a boutique somewhere in Madrid makes the fact they will never be mine all the more painful. But it got me thinking, maybe I could just make a pair myself? I've actually done a fair amount of beading work in my day, and while it would be incredibly tedious, it wouldn't be all that difficult. I figure, start out with a pair of these, do some creative tailoring, buy a crapload of cheap fake pearls and go for it!

2)
mayu
(image via Nast Magazine)

Ok, so to be fair, the DIY aspect of this one might only extend so far as me begging my mom to knit up a bunch of tubes that I can then braid into whatever amazing head wrap/hat/yarn hair extension is going on here. Seriously, what on earth is this amazing thing?? Also, on a side note, I'm really stoked to see Nast back in business!

14 comments:

Isabel said...

Oh, what I wouldn't give for a pair of sequin hot pants!

Anonymous said...

Girl 2 so very
CUTE!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Seriously, sequined hotpants have been on my want list for aaages, only I'm holding out for a vintage pair, which may never happen. Also, it would be a lot easier to sit down in sequined hotpants than beaded ones. That would be a real challenge, oof.

CoocooforCoco said...

I need those sequin pants! They'll be perfect for my disco party if I can just get my thigh fat under control

crabbit said...

those tap shorts are insane! you most post the finished product if you do end up making yourself a pair!

Faux Naif said...

beaded tap shorts! gah! be wary of the aa shorts, though. i have those and i literally use them as swimsuit bottoms - they are that tight. i'd be mortified to wear them away from the beach. maybe get them a size or two too big?

delicatessen! said...

oooh, exciting! post the finished results, wont you? i love your blog. xx
http://delicatessenofstyle.blogspot.com/

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DeeDee said...

Those shorts are haute!
Best to do D.I.Y sequin shorts though, beaded ones may get uncomfortable???

Dot said...

Where I live (Austria) grandmas are wearing hats like that! Grandmas have the best clothes though.

shoeless simone said...

Wow those shorts are amazing! I want them
Love your blog, adding you to my blogroll!

-Shoeless Simone

C said...

I totally want to make a hat/headwrap-thing like that. The shorts are also quite badass, but I'd never have the patience to bead that much. Heh.

Alyssa said...

Okay these are two really neat items. I love them both... thanks for sharing!

Tessaboo. said...

Oh my goodness! That red hat is incredible! I think it just inspired a DIY involving cutting up a sweater and making into tubes and braiding it together?! haha.