Summertime brings warm weather, longer daylight hours, and vacations full of fun. And the summer season also happens to be the perfect time to get started on those exciting DIY projects you’ve been dying to try. Here are a few examples of some fun DIY fashion projects to try this summer.
One unique DIY fashion trend that has taken the world by storm is painted pockets. Fashionable women everywhere are sporting this artistic trend with all their favorite looks and outfits. But even if you’re not a painter, you can still give this trend a try and see what fun designs you can make.
All you need for this project is some fabric paint and an article of clothing with a pocket. For example, you can use your favorite pair of shorts and paint some sunflowers on the back pockets. If you’re worried about getting the painting perfect, you can opt for an abstract design instead of something too precise. You can try a splatter paint technique on your pockets to add some color and flair.
Cut-Off Jean Shorts
Cut-off jean shorts are another great DIY project to try out this summer. If you don’t have any pants you want to cut up, you can browse a local thrift store for jeans that you can transform into your new favorite shorts.
There are a few ways to find a thrift store that has what you’re looking for. You can check online or visit multiple locations to find the perfect pair of jeans for your DIY cut-off shorts. Once you secure the ideal jeans that you want to use for your project, you’ll need a fabric marker and a pair of sewing or fabric scissors to cut the length off the pants. First, make a line with your marker where you want the length of your shorts to be, then use the scissors to cut off the excess.
The third trendy DIY project perfect for the summertime is crop tops. The best thing about crop tops is that they give you a little extra air and help keep you cool during the hot summer months. All you will need to make your own crop top is a T-shirt, a fabric marker, and a pair of fabric scissors. First, you’ll want to try the T-shirt on so that you have an idea of how long you want it to be. Ideally, crop tops fall an inch or so above the belly button. But because this is a DIY project, the length of your crop is up to you.
Once you’ve decided on your length, lay the shirt on a flat surface and trace a straight line where you want your shirt to fall. Then, take your scissors and carefully cut along the line. Now you have the perfect fashionable addition to your summer wardrobe!
So the next time you find yourself feeling bored in the summertime, try out one of these fun DIY fashion projects for the summer. Get creative with your project and let your inner artist shine! You’ll have everyone asking where you got your new outfit, and you’ll get to tell them that you made it yourself!
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Erika Marie is a fashion and beauty writer as well as a hardcore vintage clothing enthusiast. In her free time, she can be found thrifting for hidden gems to add to her collection.