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    8 Summer Dresses You Can DIY

    By By Lo Lankford
    June 20, 2012, 6:32:54 AM EDT

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    In NYC, we’ve already had a few days of pure summer potential. With the warmer months right around the corner, check out these DIY looks to get your closest sunshine ready!


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    This upcycled dress from plumpicking was made using a men’s button-up top from Club Monaco. Simply cut the top off at the length you need and choose a comfy and cute tank top to sew on top. Want a middle? Use a stretchy band or ribbon you love that complements the combo. If you don’t have a manfriend to steal from, hit up the local Goodwill. There are tons of great finds to be had – you’ll be brainstorming new looks in no time!


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    This adorable DIY look by pondhopper was created by taking a simple black dress shape and adding ribbon shoulders – great for adjusting length and style. For further great detail, the dress was given individual hand-smocked ribbon ties across the bottom. Easy to create and cute to wear.


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    Love the look of a LBD but want something more simple? This one shoulder dress is the perfect creation for anyone new to sewing. While jersey is sometimes a tough fabric to work with, this easy cut leads to great trial draping. Once you’ve perfected your dress, be sure to top it off with fabulous accessories.

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