Ah! Sunday mornings! It’s the morning when most people go to church to feel better spiritually. I suppose it’s becoming the same for me, because Sunday mornings are when I’m alone in the house and can become Me again. It’s very centering and the feelings I get today can last me the rest of the week.
One of the things I’ve been doing this morning is playing around with some DIY fashions. While I know that other CDs out there enjoy designer wear and actual femme clothing purchased from femme stores, I’m fairly new to all this and overweight to boot; I don’t have a large wardrobe, and I don’t want to spend the money right now. For a private, once-a-week dressing in-house, DIY is just the thing for me. If you’re new to dressing and limited by either time, money, or size (or all three), you might find them helpful to you, too.
One blog I’ve quite enjoyed so far is Wobisobi. This blog has a ton of easy DIY projects on it, including a lot of no-sew projects and projects involving men’s t-shirts. If you’re like me, you have a lot of t-shirts lying around that, you know, fit you, and thus will be great as foundations for these projects. Here’s a few I like:
- No-Sew T-Shirt to Tied Halter [Did this one first, seriously, worth sacrificing a t-shirt over if you’re new to dressing and need a quick top]
- No-Sew T-Shirt to Tied Halter #2
- New-Sew T-Shirt Halter #3
- No-Sew One Shoulder Shirt
- Five-Minute Draped Vest From T-Shirt
All of the above require no sewing ability — just scissors and an ability to follow directions. If you can sew, however, there’s even more interesting DIY clothes, like this DIY heart shirt. I want to learn to sew just to make it.
Of course, what’s a top without a bottom? Luckily, there’s lots of DIY out there for simple skirts using — you guessed it — shirts. There’s no one place I’ve found instructions here, just a lot of variations on the theme depending on what you have access to in your wardrobe. Here are a few I’ve found interesting or helpful:
- DIY Shirts to Skirts in Seconds, No Sew
- Men’s Dress Shirt Into Skirt, No Sewing
- Long Sleeve Scoop-Neck Shirt to Skirt, No Sew
- DIY Bodycon Skirt from T-Shirt, No Sew
- Men’s Shirt Into Skirt [requires sewing]
- The Shirt Skirt [requires sewing]
These are a little more varied, and depend on the kind of shirt you have access to, but I think they all say the same thing: with a little creativity, a shirt can become a skirt with little trouble.
Again, I’m not saying these are top fashions for the girl going out en femme. This is beginner’s class, since I’m a beginner, and I thought I’d put this out there since it’s been working for me. It’s a quick way to build some wardrobe without going out and spending money or having to shop in drab. Hope it helps you explore this the way it has me!