Hi, my name is Carly and I’m addicted to fashion. Truth be told, I’ve become a bit obsessed. I could waste spend hours scouring Pinterest for all sorts of outfit ideas, fashion trends, and ways to mix patterns and colors. There’s just something magical about wearing an outfit you feel comfortable and confident in. There are days I wake up feeling blah, then I put an outfit on that makes me feel beautiful, and I can feel my attitude begin to change.

There have been a couple of wardrobe items that have been sitting on my wish list (just begging to be added to my closet) but I didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for them. Plus, you know how I LOVE my DIY projects. So naturally, when I have the opportunity to mix fashion with crafting – yeah, I’m gonna take it. The best part about these projects are that they are SO EASY. Even better? There’s no sewing involved. Well, that’s how I feel at least. I don’t know my way around a sewing machine very well.

First up is the blanket scarf. It will keep you warm and cozy while adding some extra style to your outfit. I made mine for only $11!


What you need to make one like mine:

  • 2.5 yards of flannel fabric (I got mine at JoAnn Fabrics with a 50% off coupon)
  • Sharp scissors

Yup, that’s it. Choosing which flannel fabric you want to use for your scarf is probably the hardest part of this project.

Here's the plaid fabric I chose!

Here’s the plaid fabric I chose!

Once you do, use the fabric’s pattern as a guide and trim the edges of your scarf.

Scarf 3

After you’re finished trimming, gently pull the loose threads around the edge to give it a nice frayed look. Repeat the pulling and fraying until you’ve done all of the edges. Done and done! Be sure to check out these style tips on how to wear your new blanket scarf!

Next, we have the adorable draped vest. This piece is so versatile  – you can find ways to wear it all year-long. Wear it over a long sleeve shirt when it’s chilly outside, or wear it over a short sleeve shirt or tank top when the weather warms up. Well, here’s your chance to make one out of a t-shirt for only a few dollars!

Vest 4

Please forgive the fingerprint-covered mirror.

Materials needed:

  • XL men’s t-shirt (I used a charcoal gray Fruit of the Loom t-shirt)
  • Sharp scissors

First, cut the arms off of the t-shirt and around the neck hole.

Vest 2

Cut the sides of the t-shirt off so it can open up like this.

Vest 3

Last step is to put it on and rock it! I love how it drapes so nicely, and the cut out back is really fun too.

Who said dressing like a mom has to be a bad thing?