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Do It Yourself Genius from Nylon Magazine - A I-Wish-I-Had-Thought-of-It Easy DIY from Design Duo Preen for Making One of Fall's Oversized & Belted Shirts - A Fashion Expert Must-Have. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG

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I pride myself on being crafty. Alright, I love the idea of being crafty. Alright, alright - I tend to do no more than simply read about craftiness - especially craft porn like Martha Stewart Living.

And this uber-crafty example from the September Nylon...at least I think it's September since they're simply too cool to put the issue month/date on the bottom of the page - or anywhere on the page for that matter - and then you rip it out of the magazine & then who knows...but I digress. Aaaaanyway, it's the issue with an impossibly chic Maggie Gyllenhaal on the cover in Garbo'esque menswear, suspenders & manly-on-the-rocks drink.

Nylon approached Fashiontribes fave design duo Preen - Justin Thornton & Thea Bregazzi - for some ideas, and in the process, hit the damn DIY jackpot. Sadly no sewing, scissors or even glue guns are involved (although any project worth its Martha S. salt is always glue gun-worthy) but that is easily trumped by the sheer coolness of it all:

  • Buy two men's dress shirts.
  • Button together as illustrated in the groovy line illustrations.
  • Tuck the extra sleeves inside the shirt (unless of course you're the Goddess Kali or quadri-armed) and tie them together so they don't dangle.
  • Nylon_cavalli_vivre_belt Belt with a scarf or one of fall's groovy croc belts - Vivre.com has this rockin' one from Roberto Cavalli - by running it through the sleeve holes and inner sleeves.
  • Prepare to bask in the shower of compliments sure to come your way.

For extra credit: We too were a bit suspicious of the lovely drapey quality of the sleeve, but after much heated debate, came to the conclusion that:

  1. no trickery was involved
  2. no innocent shirts were harmed in the making of the article's artwork

Rather, it's simply because the sleeve is so long. If you're super tiny-wristed, you might want to think of moving the buttons in a bit on the cuff which happily involves the money-can't-buy-it crafty satisfaction of wielding a needle & thread.

- Lesley

September 8, 2005 in Affordable Fashion, Fashion, Obsession Confession, Weblogs | Permalink

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Hi, I just tried doing a "shirt" whith my dads shirts, the problem is: at the back there's a bumb cuz of the sleeves and belt!

Posted by: Coco | Oct 21, 2005 4:04:04 PM

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