March 17th, 2012

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The Top 10 Fashion DIY Blogs

The DIY community is pretty great.  This post is something I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time now… to honor my peers, and spread the love.  That said, as with any list that is not statistically based, this list is my favorites.  And totally subjective.  There are a lot of really wonderful, amazing DIY blogs out there.  My intention is not to leave anyone out, but to showcase my favorites, and hopefully introduce you all to a few blogs you haven’t already heard of.  So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to the Top 10 Fashion DIY blogs of 2012!  (excluding S&S of course, ha!)

These are in alphabetical order… I mean come on, it was hard enough to pick ten, let alone rank them!

A Pair and A Spare, written by Geneva Vanderzeil, is a good one.  Her projects are always simple and runway-focused… and I can relate to her love of all things neon.  For true beginners, her “How to DIY” post is a no-miss.  She’s been featured all over the place (most recently Net-a-Porter,) and also writes a weekly column for Harper’s Bazaar, Australia.

Because I’m Addicted, by Geri Hirsch, is a blog I’ve been reading since I first started reading blogs… years ago.  She only recently started doing DIY posts – with pal, Sophie Monet… but man, they are good, and always so on trend.  I’ve gotta make the shark tooth necklace pendant… amongst other things!

Chic Steals, by Carly J. Cais, is another very good one.  Carly’s projects are fantastic (how great is this metal collar... she nailed it!)  but one of the things I really love, is how she does a weekly round-up of the best DIY projects from the week.. frequently exposing me to blogs I hadn’t yet discovered on my own.  Love that!

Dismount Creative, by Alicia DiRago is uber crafty.  She was using polymer clay before I saw anyone else use it.  Besides having amazing DIY projects, she also just launched her own business, Whimseybox, which is sort of like Birchbox for crafters.  Awesome.

Glitter’n Glue, by Kristen Turner, is another very clever one.  Also very runway focused, she makes me think outside the box.  I loved her recent ankle strap DIY – she took glitzy bracelets and whipped up some gorgeous Nina Ricci inspired shoes.  DIYs like that are precisely why I love DIY so much!!

Honestly WTF, by Erica Chan Coffman and Lauren Kolodny, never ceases to amaze me.  I love that some of their projects are simple, whereas some of them (like this chainmail amazingness,) are a bit more advanced…  teaching even more experiencing crafters something new!  Honestly, these girls are amazing!

I Spy DIY, by Jenni Radosevich, is another good one.  She was the first DIY blogger I ever met, and has recently shot to stardom in the DIY world.  Her book comes out this April, and she also has a column for InStyle.  My all time favorite project of hers was this fabulous tribal necklace.

Love Maegan, by Maegan Tintari, is so much more than just a DIY blog… but her projects are spectacular.  Also, her nail art.. unreal.  I love this blog!  She’s been at it for quite some time, so her DIY Archive is robust, to say the least.

P.S.  I Made This, by Erica Domesek, was one of the first DIY blogs out there.  My favorite of her projects is these little vases… such a brilliant idea – don’t they look just like porcelain?  Erica breaks down complex runway fashion into easy step by steps… proving further that anyone can be crafty – you just need a few tools!

Thanks, I Made It is a relative new kid on the block, and has quickly become a must-read for me.  I particularly love all of her jewelry projects (she shares my love of DANNIJO jewelry… and trying to recreate it.)

There are so many other good ones… just to name a few, Studs + Pearls, Runway DIY, Make It & Fake It, In Honor of Design, and Delighted Momma… and some of my favorite fashion blogs who also do DIY projects, like Cheetah is the New Black, Court + Hudson, and Style & Pepper.

What are your favorite DIY blogs??

42 Responses to The Top 10 Fashion DIY Blogs

  1. Christina @ Hair Romance March 17, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    Agree with your top 10 and I’d put you in there too Grace x

  2. Jennifer Lee March 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    i have the same top ten! and a dozen more hehe

  3. Fashion By Alicia March 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Thanks for sharing all of these fabulous bloggers.  I am always looking for DIY projects.

  4. The Curvy Girl March 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I love all of these!

  5. Alyson -- TAGG March 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    totally love all of these though I might have to give preferential treatment today to PS I Made This since I met Erica today. She is such a total sweetheart (and of course I immediately mentioned she’s featured in this blog post today). #blognerd Amazing inspiration here. Thanks for the compilation… great resource.

  6. little girl in the big world March 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Cheetah is the New Black is another good one. She does DIY a lot!

  7. Ann March 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    All I can say is “you read my mind. Holy crap, you read my mind”

  8. Natasha Fatah March 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Thanks for this great list of resources. I know what I’m doing tomorrow! :)

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

  9. Bettina March 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    Thanks for sharing all of these great DIY blogs, I’ll have to check them all out. I’m sure there will be a lot of pinning happening while I do. 

  10. Carly J. Cais March 18, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Thanks so, so much for including my blog!  I’m so flattered:-)  And I agree with Christina…you definitely should be on that list too!!:-D
    xoxox
    Carly

  11. Michelle Henderson March 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Ohhhh I haven’t seen some of these! I am going to have to go check them out!

  12. Megan Zietz March 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    love all of these!

  13. Gaby March 19, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Awesome blogs! Some I don’t know so I’m looking forward to checking them out!

  14. Stephanie @ henry happened March 19, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Great list!

  15. Jessie March 20, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Ok, FIRST of all – you are TOO kind to mention my blog along with these home-run hitters!!! Second, I can’t believe that I don’t already have all of these in my regular reading rotation… some seriously awesome new-to-me sites that I can’t wait to scour! :) Great post, Grace! XO

  16. Jessica March 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    love this list… going to go check out the ones i don’t yet follow right now!
    xx

  17. helenazurow March 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Oh, I haven´t known all of these blogs yet so I have to check them out….NOW :D thanks for sharing

    just started a DIY- Blog, i´d feel honoured if you check it out and maybe give me some advice!
    http://www.hactoryz.blogspot.com

  18. Clonesnclowns April 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Working towards being on this list one day…soon : )
    Congrats guys, you deserve it !
    xx

  19. Martie May 19, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Really great blogs! My diy blog: http://martiege.blogspot.com/ 

  20. tanya_caines July 13, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    Love and follow all these, its so good to see other peoples DIY’s :) Check my DIY blog if you have time xx
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com.au/ 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 13, 2012 at 10:30 am #

      Thanks Tanya. I took a look at your site – lots of great inspiration… thank you for sharing!

  21. Theresa October 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Do you read A Beautiful Mess? It’s definitely one of my favorites. Thanks for the list… I’ll have to check out the ones I don’t know yet!
     
    xx Theresa

  22. Gracelyn Halina November 30, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    You should be soooo… proud of your work, you have come such a long way.Looking forward to more.

  23. www gratissex February 5, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    U have a very nice website over here. I just wanna thank you for all the interesting stuff on it. I’ll follow your site if you keep up the good work!

  24. Vincent Wonnacott March 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    We put together a video on how to DIY your clothes with studs – thought some of you might like this

  25. a n n a · e v e r s April 14, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    love this DIY blogs! great inspirations!! thank you for sharing this great list!

    I have a fashion DIY blog, I will love if you check it out! :)

    Planb.annaevers.com

    Thanks!!!

    a n n a · e v e r s

  26. destine' May 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    this website is cool but how do i join?

  27. Hannes Uys July 11, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    A great list. Thank you for sharing!

  28. Delfien November 9, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Another great DIY blog: http://www.operation-diy.blogspot.com

  29. Ann December 21, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Nice post.

    I got my new year dresses from DressDivine.com.au
    They sell amazing Designer clothing at very low prices. They have up to 80% off items store wide, free shipping and free returns.

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