P.S.- I made this… Getting crafty with our guest post!

22Dec10

We love when we have guests visit or post! Today, one of our favorite DIY crafters has stopped by to share with us a perfect holiday project. This project is quick and easy… great if you need to pull together (or spruce up) a last minute holiday outfit. Or, want to give a DIY gift? Check out some of the ideas on the P.S.- I made this site and pull together your own little “kit” to give to that special someone. Gather all the supplies, include the instructions and wrap nicely. The present will keep on giving as your recipient has something to do while lazing about on Christmas Day! This year I’m making and giving this festive cardi! Welcome Erica!

P.S.- I made this…

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What’s a party without a Cardi? The inspirations:


The quintessential cover up got its name from a British military commander, James Brudenell who was the “7th Earl of Cardigan”.  Crazy, cool fact-right?!  Traditional, classic and sophisticated cardigans have totally transformed and transcended, making their mark as an everyday essential.  My j’amazing, fashionable friends, Hillary and Katherine of Who What Wear, and I agreed- we’re all crushin’ on Marc Jacobs FW10 knits.  The backwards styling seen on the catwalk made us ooooooh and aaaaaah, and decide to collaborate for this Designer inspired DIY.


Get swept up in the sweater storm and update an existing cardigan with uber chic, sparkly, and ornate buttons… AND WEAR IT BACKWARDS! Old Navy has great cardigans or you can re-purpose one from your closet. Use vintage buttons or purchase some-  my gems are from  M&J Trim. Make sure to sew buttons on the side where the button holes are, and the original buttons will still go through the existing button hole.  P.S.-DO NOT COVER THE BUTTON HOLES!  The decorative buttons, will cover the existing ones when buttoned up.  Note: Be a style warrior and wear your buttons on the back -if you want to be a front-runner in fashion!

The options here are endless! Make it elegant, make it fun. It all depends on the type, size and colour of buttons your put together.

Love the cardi but looking for something a little more wild for NYE or a holiday party? Check out Erica’s latest project out today, the feather skirt! You worked hard to get those amazing gams, show them off!

The inspirations:

Birds of a feather flock together!  I teamed Who What Wear for DIY that I’m DIY-ing over. This season were seeing flirty and fancy feather details all over the place.  Follow in flight and join the ranks of Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, and more.  Boasting a frilly feathers says a lot about your personality: You’re bold, a fashion risk taker, love to twirl on the dance floor, and have a keen eye for beautiful things.  Get involved with a trend that transcended from 1920 Flappers and continues to make our arms flap.  For a DIY do, take my advice and take the plumage plunge!


Choose your favorite feather trim and a skirt in the same color. With just a pair of scissors and fabric glue, you will be in business and ready to fly away with your newest DIY fashion. Glue and wrap the entire way up, starting at the bottom, leaving approx. 2-3 inches.  PS- Check the weather report: Feather weather is in full effect!

I love feathers and for festive occasions they always end up on my head. I can’t wait to take them in a new direction with this project! Thanks Erica! Want to check out more P.S.- I made this…. projects? Visit the P.S.- I made this… site for a full archive or purchase Erica’s book.. We’ve added it to our Amazon store! You’ll be inspired to get down and dirty with DIY!

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