Thursday, April 15

kimberly ovitz

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these shots are from a kimberly ovitz collection, and being totally obsessed with this sweater, i decided to try my own version. though i must admit, its a bit far fetched from resembling this gorgeous sweater.

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how to:
(read all the steps first because i did the sewing last although i would recommend doing it first.. i was having a few difficulties with the sewing machine. but its totally up to you- whatever's convienient)
1) cut a large rectangle in the back of an XL or XXL hanes white men pocket tee (the size will depend on the length you'd like your dress to be)
2) on the vertical sides of the rectangle, cut an equal amount of slits on both sides (approximately .25 to .5 inches in height)
3) cut this many strips in the rectangle that you cut out of the shirt (they don't have to be perfect, the messier, the better)
4) stretch the strips (but only a little bit, as they will rip), so they "roll-up" and resemble something similar to a tunnel
5) tie these strips to the fringe on the shirt (the two knots will be visible)
6) try the shirt on and hem the sides according to the desired tightness of your dress (i sewed mine approximately 2.5 inches on both sides so i could sew and cut off the excess inside of where the sleeve began - like a tank dress (but you can take in the sleeves as well if you like this look better)
7) option- cut out the collar and cut the bottom hem off (about 1 inch off bottom of dress) for a more "disheveled look"

VIOLA! cheap perfection baby.
and as always- e-mail me your results @ and ill post your DIY as well!

and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY here!

images via googleimages, kimberlyovitz


Amber said...

Love your shoes!
x amber

Glamour Bbey. said...

Love it!

Black Widow said...

ohhh lovely!!!

Cara said...

good job! it looks fun and difficult to make. hehe. impressive!


...Iww... said...

Wow this sweater looks amazing and your version looks really good ;)

Bubu said...


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mariska said...
thx for ur DIY tips,tthx for share!


6roove said...

great job! I must do it too :D

hugs :)
Watching the waves

daisychain said...

I love this, you did a great job

becky said...

Hi Alanna! Thanks for visitng me today.You have lovely photos on Chictopia, so gorgeous.Ive never heard of chictopia maybe my girls did lol.You look as old as maybe my girls alanna, do have a great weekend!

Karisa Tells All said...

sweet diy project! it turned out great

Iva said...

very cute and creative!!! super fun!! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

drollgirl said...

brilliant! well done!

and i LOVE the dress on the top right, but i can only imagine the price! ack!

Leah said...

Thanks for the DIY tutorial... I love your top. xoxo

Annie Spandex said...

I love it! And those socks are very cool

Brianna! said...

what a lovely outcome!
thanks for visiting my blog, and hope your friday was fantastic!


FashionJazz said...

Luv this! U did a fabulous job! xx

nookie said...

awesome DIY!
great shirt:)

Phuong said...

great DIY!! love it

her waise choice said...

Great job on your DIY! I like how you made it more modest by wearing something under it.

sunaina said...

Cool, nice job! Love your socks&shoes<3

Ladyulia said...

Cool DIY fringe,,,,

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Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Wow. You look amazing! You are so pretty. Thanks for stopping by my recipe blog. Hope you enjoy your dishes! ;) Have a great day!

Cupcakes are fashion ! said...

Wow I must admitt you did a pretty good job !


AH said...

great diy! i love tops with details on the back!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

how cool is this?!!
Love it.
So glad you stopped by my blog:)

le pearl said...

Oh hunny those shoes are to DIE for!

Florencia Ravelli said...


hi-d said...

So cool! I love it...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. :)


RenaTsan said...

Great idea i love it!!!!!!!!