Making last minute gifts for your friends or yourself?  Check out this Vainglorious video on how to use rit dye to make your own homemade patterned tights.  Go to the website for more details, www.ediesfashionfactory.com or  http://www.ritdye.com/blogs/posts/create-colorful-circle-patterned-tights.  Have fun and happy holidays - to your purse!!!
 
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Goodwill auction Vans for less than $10?
Along with deals on computers and musical instruments, Goodwill's auction site, shopgoodwill.com has tons of discount shoes waiting to be worn by you. I'm bidding on a couple pair, wish me luck.  Check it out for yourself  Happy shoe shopping!
 
Her first year of high school is a busy one, but thanks to stocking up at Goodwill, Ani-K still maintains her originality.
Goodwill also offers a loyalty card like grocery stores.  When you reach 250 points, you earn 25% off your next shopping trip.  You can earn 10% of your next purchase at Goodwill by donating. 
 
It took a few days but my first ever Instructable for a summer sewing contest got featured tonight!  I restyled a pair of pants into a cute pair of overalls.  Voting starts on Monday, so show your fashionista some love;)  Sorry my pics aren't loading properly but you can check them out on Instructables.com.
cute pink overalls out of pants
restyled pants into overalls
harem pants with a jacket and tank
harem style pants w jacket and tank
 
Ani-K made her summer wardrobe out of retired school uniform pieces.  She's out of town now, but I wanted to at least share some pics of her handiwork.  There's a tutorial on her clothing page that shows how she dyed a bunch of her khaki pants and jeans.
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hemmed jeans w clearance sandals
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khaki romper dyed shirt and clearance purse
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dyed denim cutoffs school shirt belt and crochet hat
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restyled dyed khaki pants crochet hat belt
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school shirt hemmed jeans hair bow
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dyed khaki shorts hemmed tshirt plaid sneakers
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dyed cut leggings tshirt bag plaid sneakers
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khaki romper out of school pants scarf
 
Summer's here and for a fashionista like me, that means...Wardrobe Change! But a new wardrobe doesn't mean spending a ton of money. By refashioning your wardrobe, you can spend close to nothing and look ready for fun in the sun. NOTE: It's too hot to wear jackets during the day, but they come in handy at night.
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The jacket in this photo was a sleeveless turtleneck sweater that was cut open asymmetrically and hemmed. I added pink sleeves from a different shirt. The "bandaid" skirt was made by cutting a cotton long sleeve shirt into equal sized strips and sewing them together. The green tank was just something that I had in my closet for a while now.
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The jean jacket in this picture was waist length until I seam ripped it and sewed elastic across the bottom. The scarf was from my closet.
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The same skirt and tank can look completely different by mix and matching with another sweater from my closet.
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For this outfit,  I took a long skirt and pulled it up to my bust, securing it with a belt. The tights were white with circles cut into them. I dyed them pink. The tank was from my closet along with the shoes.  The jacket in the bottom pic was once a baby dress. It was a part of my fashion show.
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I wore a strapless two toned dress for my 8th grade graduation and I made it myself!  It had a blue bodice and waistband (refashioned from a woman's short sleeve top) attached to a black bubbled skirt that I already had. I paired this cute dress with a pearl necklace 'rosette' in my hair and two more strings of pearls twisted together as a necklace.  I tied a big rectangular scarf around my arms like a shawl to meet the dress code.
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