FROM THIS TO THAT!!! DIY and revamp your wardrobe.

I love to take older clothes and turn them into something totally different.  DIY is something I do a lot of!  From dresses to skirts,  from dresses to shirts,  from pants to shorts to shredding and cutting out pieces of your clothes.   The first time I tried to cut my own leggings I won’t lie,  I was a bit nervous but I have so many leggings that if I ruined a pair would it really matter?   I found a DIY video on You Tube and away I went.


I was really happy with how they turned out and was pretty proud of myself.  From there I became more confident in trying other things.    I have ordered a few clothes and when they arrive they sometimes aren’t quite what they looked like online.  I am sure most of you can relate.  I ordered a dress and I loved the bottom half of it but the top half was really boxy and didn’t look right on me.  I was disappointed and didn’t like feeling like I wasted my money so I cut the top half off and it went from a dress to a skirt in a matter of seconds!  Voila!


Some people can pay up to $200 for shredded jeans!  No thanks!! I bought a pair of boy friend jeans at Old Navy for $20 and watched a couple videos on You Tube and learned how to shred them with an box cutter.  After washing them a few times they were exactly how I wanted them.  DIY and you can shred as much as you want or as little as you want all while saving yourself some money!


I was watching Housewives of New Jersey (don’t judge!!)  and I saw one of them wearing a shirt with cut outs down both sleeves.  I loved the look of it and made a mental note to look for one.  Then I thought,  no way I can do this myself!  This one was definitely more challenging as the cut outs on both sleeves had to align.  There wasn’t any You Tube videos for this one so I folded the shirt in half and used chalk to draw my cut outs.  Then let the scissors to the rest.  I tried it on and hoped for the best!  Yes!!! It worked.  Now I have a one of a kind shirt!


This Spring when I was going through my closet I was about to donate a pair of jeans that I don’t wear anymore.  Then I realized I could turn them into long jean shorts that I have been wanting to get ever since I saw Kim K and Kylie wearing them.


So don’t be afraid to experiment and try some DIY’s.   I have had a couple of fails but be sure to start with older clothes so you won’t be upset if you mess up.   Good luck and have fun!

Melissa Gauvreau – Styled by M


  2 comments for “FROM THIS TO THAT!!! DIY and revamp your wardrobe.

  1. Laura
    June 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Awesome ideas! You have opened my eyes to new possibilities!! Stylish and economical? #winningatfashion

    Liked by 1 person

    • styledbymfashion
      June 6, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Yeahhhh!! Thank you! Happy to help. Let me know if you do any yourself.


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