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Trash to Couture original DIY tutorials
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220 comments:

  1. Your work is beautiful! I came across it on Pinterest.

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    1. stumble :) im amazed. really. +1 for wearable pieces for real people with amazing creativity.

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    2. Fifteen here : )

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    3. sixteen! great pieces

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    4. seventeen :) those are gorgeous!

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    5. Twenty! Really Creative and per-tty Awesomee. :D

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    6. love it!! :) only wish i was better at sewing!;)

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    7. 2o! You are so inspiring!

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    8. Me 20-something!

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    9. OMG! Beautiful stuff, u are very talented...thanks so much for sharing :)

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    10. love!!! 20+ :)

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    11. 23!te encontré en pinterest también! Awesome work!! congrats!

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    12. meee 24!! wow u are awsome thank you sooo very much!!! amazing work!!

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    13. 25! gurl i wish i had your talent, awesome!

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    14. 26, I love the Chanel tank you did.

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    15. 27! I think it's past 27 now, actually, but whatever... :D

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    16. 28! Still counting!

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    17. Your amazingly creative. Didnt know fashion could be so easy. I am another who saw on pinterest. Inspirational thanks

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    18. Aaaaaaaand STUMBLEUPON! Haha! This is great; makes me want to head home and start rummaging for old tees and trim!

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    19. Really enjoyed looking through these...can't wait to show my Granddaugthers...I sure loved all of it. You are extremely a very talented person. Thankyou for sharing your ideas wiith us.

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    20. Hey guise, I can count too!! OMFG 1, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16,16,17.....

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    21. ^^ Obviously not.. you forgot 11 and wrote 16 twice... -___-

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    22. 31!!!!!!!!!!

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    23. 3/4 x 7 ÷ 11y2 √34.57830012th!!!!!!

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    24. 34 (trinta e quatro) I'm from Brazil

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    25. Number 35!! :D

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    26. 100000000000 because i loooooooooove it <3

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    27. INFINITY AND ONE!

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    28. ^^^^^HOW ABOUT INFINITY TIMES INFINITY??

      OHHHHHHHHHHHHH
      HAHA

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    29. 45! You're outfits are so creative!

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    30. Lol :) these comments are as great as these diy's

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    31. 48!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    32. 55! Haha I love the lace panelled Chanel t shirt :-)

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    33. 56!! I really love the dyed maxi skirt!!!!!

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    34. what is the count at....57!
      love it at any number!

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    35. 58!.. I so love your work! <3

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    36. 60!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaayeeee!

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    37. Me 62 i think ,,,,professional looking ideas,,,,love your work

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    38. me 62 ,,,work was professional love it will be trying 2

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    39. 64. enough said.

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    40. 67!! XD This is amazing, just got a sewing machine for christmas. I can't wait to use it!!
      HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!!

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  2. I cannot get enough of these! Absolutely wonderful and inspiring.

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  3. You're amazing! You need to sell these :) I'd for sure buy from you!

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  4. thank you so much for making diy accessible! cant wait to see what's next

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  5. i follow you!!! amazing DIYs!! I have a blog about DIY too, here's the link if you want to see it. Kisses!!!
    http://itsmellslikeateenspirit.blogspot.com.es/

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  6. Wow amazing, you should be a designer!
    Love these looks. Bloody fantastic.

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  7. You are awesome. I love all of your ideas, I'm definitely going to try some of these:)

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  8. You are ridiculously talented!!! I went to school for fashion design and I never would've even thought of some of the things you've come up with here. Kudos to you girlfriend! Keep up the good work, very inspiring :-)

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  9. Wow, saw your site on pinterest and I love it! Can't wait to try some of these out. You are a very talented woman!

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  10. I am so inspired by the things you make. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  11. You are such an inspiration, its s pleasure to see and feed off your creations. Keep it up!!!

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  12. Wow!! You have major talent!!

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  13. Wow...all the things look amazing, you are really talented! I'm in love with your stuff !!

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  14. Uhm, no, she's perfect

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  15. Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the encouraging comments and it makes me glad to share with everyone!

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  16. You are a very talented lady. Thanks so much for sharing your creations.

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  17. Simply Genius!

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  18. Amazing work...simply beautiful!!!

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  19. I made myself a dolman... going to shop for some thrifty XL t-shirts ASAP. Lovin' the shirt! I posted your website on my blog, pisatallsegghunt.blogspot.com.. I havent' perfected my posting methos yet. I would like to modify it a little to a 3/4 sleeve (to cover a birthmark). I will try to post a pic soon for your approval. Leave me a comment. Lots of Love.

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  20. Any chance you have a tutorial for the fringe sleeve concept? LOVE that idea and have the perfect shirt to try it with!

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  21. Awesome!! So many great DIYs! Love it.

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  22. Wow! You are a very talented designer. Thanks for the tutes!

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  23. i really enjoy your works
    it s amazing all what you can realise! it s fantastic

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  24. These ideas are beautiful! You have real talent and I wish i could buy these things since I can't sew to save my life. Gorgeous!

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  25. I am so glad I came across a pin of your picture. You are amazingly awesome. Keep it up, you make great stuff.

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  26. Hello your site is wonderfull. You had so much good ideas, it's fantastic.
    Thank you so much to share your ideas.
    Congratulations and continue like that...

    Cécile from France (so excuse me for my english ;) )

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  27. You are so talented and creative. Amazing!! http://www.peachyqueen.com/

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  28. I just came across your blog...I will now be busy looking for scraps to turn into something glamorous! Thank you for your inspiration! Your work is amazing!!! You are very talented!!

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  29. wow, what a neat blog and what great ideas! Pinned you right away!

    Jan

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  30. Great blog! love your DIY!

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  31. This is totally amazing!

    P.S. Check my blog: http://peculiarchick.blogspot.com/

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  32. Your stuff is beautiful! I only wish I could sew myself:(. If I were you I wouldn't share your talent, I would sell what you make:)!

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  33. I have stumbled hundreds of pages and never left a comment. Not one. But I have to say to the designer, I don't know if that is you modeling your clothes or a model, but whoever she is looks very very sick. I say this with compassion, not judgement. Please seek treatment.

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  34. You mention in your grommet posts a trim at the fabric store that's leather with grommets, This does not stand up to any kind of pulling! I used it, thinking it would be a lot easier than individually grommeting the lace up sides of a Halloween costume and when I put even a little pressure on the laces, the grommets fell out of the leather and the holes left behind stretched and tore.

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  35. love all of these! So creative!
    Check out my blog :) http://beautyandtheyogi.blogspot.com.au/

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  36. Absolutely adoring these pieces!! So jealous of your talents...

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  37. amazing! LOVE IT.. excellent ideas :D

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  38. Where did you get that Chanel shirt? from the project crochet trim seam/sleeve blouse

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  39. This is genius! What a collection!

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  40. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being so generous and sharing with your super cool ideas!

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  41. I love love love TEACH ME

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  42. Wow! These are nice photos! :) Nature is really the best inspiration for art. Well, that is of course my opinion. :) Desktop Wallpaper, HD Wallpaper, Wallpaper Background
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  43. totally awesome! makes me want to get slice-y with a tshirt, STAT!

    come visit us over at www.thesitsgirls.com!

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  44. Stunning creations! I, too, have taken the unused and created usable for decades (ok, I'm probably your mom's age :), and I envy your expanse of flair! Fantastic work!

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  45. Thank you everyone. I read all the comments and it makes me happy to share with you all.

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  46. My nieces are on foodstamps and are fulltime workers. their kids only have store bought clothes once a year. with these wonderful ideas i can show them how to recycle some of the clothes given to them next year when i fly down. with your ideas it will make the clothes into something they can be proud of. thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  47. Lovely! Keep it up!

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  48. Can I just say, GET YOUR TALENTED BUTT ON PROJECT RUNWAY! You're absolutely amazingly talented and inspiring. Thank you for sharing this with everyone.

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  49. you are so amazingly talented! love your ideas! i really enjoy diy, but your stuff has is so much mroe creative with a real eye for design. thanks for sharing them with all of us! and also you are so very pretty!

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  50. Such wonderful ideas. And you are a beautiful model for your fabulous designs!

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  51. You are amazingly talented and inspiring - I love seeing your work!

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  52. Awesome photos. You are so talented and creative at your "DIY" work. Keep going and we always love you.

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  53. You should be on Project Runway. Seriously, you have really good ideas!

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  54. Your ideas are very cool! They defiantly don't look like you diyed it. I love it! I hope you always keep showing us your brilliant ideas. Good job!

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  55. Really you are having amazing and fabulous ideas in clothing. Today these type of dressing style having more craze, these are well suited for the latest trend girls. I hope your ideas will going to be rock.
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  56. 25- Can i hear a 26? going once..., twice... SOLD.

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  57. Wow what a beautiful girl and such awesome fashion! Love it!

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  58. love your work...wish i knew how to operate a sewing machine :/

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  59. Love it!
    This is what we are doing with our repurposed/recycled stuff. Not nearly as cool as this. Thanks for looking!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/124361468/recycledupcycled-patchwork-purses?ref=v1_other_1

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  60. WOW!!! Your work is so amazing, you left me amazed!

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  61. Wonderful inspirational ideas, you're very talented!

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  62. These are beautiful. I'd love to make almost all of them.

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  63. I came back to pinterest specifically for your tutorials. Good work!!

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  64. Congratulations! You're amazing! :)

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  65. love all your DIY Shirt, i came across from pinterest! love it so much

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  66. You are doing a great job keep up the great work!!!!

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  67. Where are the instructions for these projects?

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  68. Found on Stumble! BEAUTIFUL PIECES!!

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  69. Even i'm impressed, and i'm a guy! Keep up the creative work, loved the zipper idea. Perhaps add a few that guys can incorporate as well? :P

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  70. You inspried me to rummage through my local Goodwill! I found a long wool mini houndstooth 80's dress (Brooks Brothers, $3) that I will convert into a fitted sheath. I found a black and ivory shirt, cut off the sleeves and made a fitted tank tunic. I turned one of my husband's logo t-shirts into a mini skirt by cutting off the sleeves, cutting across the top just under the neckline, sewing side seams to fit me comfortably, folding over the top to create a casing for 1.5" wide elastic (Wal-Mart $1.75), and finishing at the right length with a 1-inch machine hem. It is by far the cutest and most comfortable skirt I have (and the gun shop graphic adds an edgy twist--"guns on the buns", as my son says). Thank you for the beautiful work and photos and great ideas!

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  71. Your projects are really amazing, I just cant believe you did such a cool blouse from this ordinary t-shirt :) Best wishes from Carter-Dal

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  72. Your ideas is really amazing and i really appreciated it, hope to hearing from you more works
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  73. Love this thank you soooo much

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  74. Amzinggg!!
    Tried out a few and its hard to imagine comparitive crap looking so good
    hanks a lot!

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  75. the laced up shirt and gormmet leggings are awesome

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  76. you look goagise ilike it keep it up good work

    http://www.apparelnbags.com/hanes/index.htm

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  77. This looks more like a *Thinspo* blog than a DIY blog.
    But anyway, Cute stuff.

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    1. Everything has full on instructions and even some videos. You have to click the link below the pictures above or the read more at the bottom of the posts.

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  78. very creative and beautiful! keep it up! im 12 and ive tried it, it was VERY fun and the shirts turned out fab! <3 ;) xxx dianchik;)

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  79. that chanel blouse you did was amazing! will definitely give that a try!

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  80. Wonderful reuse of a three ring binder. I work for a place that has so many of them that we are giving them away! I have already made a sewing box, clock and purse, but the Barbie room is a great idea! I may post your pic on our FB page, with full credit, of course! Thanks for the awesome ideas!

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  81. where are instructions tho?

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    1. click on the caption

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  82. Laura, You stuff is amazing. You are so creative and have a fantastic eye. Thank you for sharing.

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  83. don't know what number but I love please start selling

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  84. Looking for your tutorial on woven fringe t shirt sleeves that was posted on Craft Gossip. Thanks.

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  85. I love your blog! You have amazing ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  86. This is one of the best sites I've seen in a LONG time, very creative, excellent DIY. Perfect for spring 2014 as I here fringes are the new black.

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  87. they are great DIY tshirts and dress. very special and fashion style~~

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  88. Just spent time looking at your amazing things...now to look through my unworn clothes and see how I can repurpose them! Awesome blog!

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  89. Really enjoyed looking at your various clothing items and now since it's a Saturday, I'm going to take a look at my closet(or my husband's, lol) and see what I can repurpose! Thanks for the inspiration...my daughter(she's 23) would approve of each and every item here!

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  90. WOW, it'a amazing. it's rally different and much more beautiful designs. You have amazing ideas!! well done.

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  91. You are doing a great job. I love the clothes. some of them are so beautiful and fashion style. keep up the great work!!!! thank you.

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  92. Very simple and cute idea.
    Decided to try this weekend.
    Thanks a lot for sharing.
    You will find some diy tips at http://www.trendingfashions.com/

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  93. Stunning work! Do you have an Etsy shop? (Also, have you considered using Cloudflare to speed up your site? It's free. You have so many pics that your site loads slowly.)

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  94. AWESOME!! I love it!! I know my daughter is going to want everything on the page!! Thank you for sharing!

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