Thursday, August 15, 2013

DIY: "wearing a square"

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Still no constant daily style posts because I am trying to figure out a new camera situation. For the time being though you deserve a good old fashion DIY.

So, I was at Nordstrom a while back and saw this sweater for $38 bucks! Really? I mean, really?! I was not going to pay 38 dollars for that. 

Not to mention I wasn't a big fan of the cuts in the back so why not make my own, my own way.

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On top of that; yesterday my mother and I went the Seattle Art Museum to check out the "Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion"exhibition where I got a lot of great inspiration ideas! I highly recommend it for everyone and anyone. I couldn't take pictures but I was able to take notes. 

A lot of best Japanese fashion is all about shapes and dimensions. My favorite thought was the idea of "wearing a square." Don't know what I mean? Well, I believe this DIY is an ideal example of that.

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And all you need is a sweater (mine: goodwill for $5.00) and a pair of scissors. 

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Fold the sweater in half, arm to arm, and then cut two or three inch slits equal distances apart.
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Cut on the seam of the arm but not around the neck.
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Like so.
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Ideal for fall. Fashion that breaths. 

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It's just that easy. I love how space age it looks; something straight out of Star Trek. Enjoy!

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