Being a fervent Pinterest user, I enjoy looking through all the DIYs, but they all have so many steps and pieces. They end up being more of a "go to home depot/craft store and grocery store" and get too tired and frustrated before you can start.
So I wanted to bring up the realistic DIYs. Mine. I don't do long, involved projects. There isn't time, and I am not that patient. The project below I really encourage you to do as well, in your own way. I'm not going to talk about details and types of stitches and thread count. Only what I did.
This is what I took out of my closet. Pretty eh. right? This is precisely what I did with it. I put it on. I measured on each side how much it needed to be taken in. I turned the dress inside out. I measured two inches and put a pin there. I pinned along each side. I then used my sewing machine and sewed along each side to bring the dress in. After that, I took black lace from Hancock's fabric, and added some lace sleeves, also by pinning the lace to the sleeves and then using the default stitch on the sewing machine. I added a black belt, and voila. I got this.
This Semantiks dress was purchased for $6.00 at a Salvation Army store, but because I could not try it on, it did not fit when I got home. This project probably took me a total of 40 minutes max. Now I get to have that new dress feel, without buying a new dress. The lace was purchased around $3.00 per yard. So, this dress ended up being $9.00. So, what piece of fashion can you put together?