About a week ago, our friend Adrianne Lee of Ninkybink.com did a fabulous guest post for us, in which she taught us how to make a cute corset tank!
Well, this weekend I finally had a little bit of extra time, so I tried my hand at making a corset tank, Ninkybink style! Here’s how it turned out! (Don’t mind the red shirt underneath!)

I used an old t-shirt that had been dyed, and then spray painted with a lace and floral stencil. After I made the corset top I put some iron-on stars along a couple of the side seams for effect. I haven’t had a chance to make the cute quirky brooches yet, but that’s my next project!

I love my new shirt! I will definitely be using Adrianne’s corset tank method again! It was easy and fun, and has pretty limitless possibilities. Thank you again Adrianne! This was awesome!
If you’ve made a shirt too, we’d love to see it! Send it to us at blog.freepeople@gmail.com!

Busby Seo Challenge -Aug 08, 2008, 9:51AM
Hi you are good! I’m a poet too, though not as good as you. You have such a great potential. Keep it up! Busby Seo Challenge
heney -Aug 01, 2008, 12:00AM
It is my favorite style.

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quilt your day job!

You know you’ve thought about it, about leaving the office for you yarn, your glue gun, your sewing machine. These crafters have made a living for themselves doing just that, and are sharing their stories on Etsy’s Stork in a series called Quilt Your Day Job. Find out how they did it!

fpgirl -Aug 01, 2008, 7:43AM
Hi Sarah! Yes, I meant to write "quilt." That's what their column is actually called, and it is indeed a play on "quit." I guess quilt could mean craft, as in make your own day job!
Sarah -Aug 01, 2008, 3:43AM
Did you mean 'Quit' (not quilt) your day job? Either way, it's a funny play on words.

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handmade nation

Head on over to my love for you for a great interview with Fayth Levine, author of Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design. Learn about the makings of her book, a documentary, and how to help support the projects!

The picture above is one of Adrianne Lee’s awesome fashion illustrations! She posted it on Free People’s Facebook profile a while ago, and from there we found her website, NinkyBink Boutique! On her website we found a ton of other cool fashion illustrations, as well as some really cute clothes she has designed! One thing lead to another and we asked Adrianne if she would be willing to do a guest post here on our Free People blog – and she was! So today it is my delight to bring you Adrianne’s awesome post, where she teaches us how to easily make a really cute corset tank! (With a lot of her great illustrations too!) Enjoy!

In less than two hours from now, you can have in your possession a corset worthy of envy from Marie Antoinette herself! This corset will defy the idea that corsets are uncomfortable (it’s made of a t-shirt!), it will be adorned with exquisitely quirky pieces of flare, and it will be made by the finest couturier, you! Don’t have a sewing machine? A needle and thread will be fine! I assure you, even if you have never sewn before, this project will be something you can handle with success!
Furthermore, this project was intentionally created to work as a coordinate with your Free People wardrobe! While it’s hot out you might pair it with a skirt and some fun leg wear and as it gets colder layer it with sweaters, jackets, and other tops! I drew a picture to give you a few ideas but I am sure you can come up with more.
This tutorial video will walk you through the steps! Good luck!

Here’s a little scrapbook to go along with the project!
I love this! I can’t wait to make my very own corset tank! Maybe tomorrow… on a relaxing Sunday? Thank you so much to Adrianne Lee! What an awesome craft project!
Also, if you find yourself wanting a corset tank very badly but not wanting to do the work, you can find other gorgeous tanks at Adrianne’s Etsy Shop!

AstrologyReadings -Nov 08, 2009, 1:16AM
Hey, sweet site. Keep up the good work!
katie -Jul 26, 2008, 3:52PM
ahhh i loved this!!-it will be my weekend project :) more videos like this would be fantastic :D and it would be awesome if one day you made a video showing how you do all the hairstyles that can be seen on the models :D thank you adrianne! (nice music too)

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I saw these cool books on PingMag. I think what makes them for adults is that the pictures are more detailed, and the pictures are real pretty and pleasing! It is nice to be reminded that coloring is for everyone, not just kids! I feel inspired to color now! If I can’t get my hands on one of these though, I think a children’s coloring book might just suit me fine too… :)

amanda curtis -Oct 12, 2009, 3:39PM
What is the name of the bottom book? With the princely man? :) Thanks for posting!
mmi -Sep 10, 2008, 1:32AM
i love coloring books too

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shoelace creativity

These pictures are from Ian’s Shoelace Site, where you can learn how to lace your shoelaces in each of these different ways! I am so inspired!

Self Storage Chorlton -Sep 05, 2010, 8:34PM
Really like this post, thanks for writing.
darlafatale27* -Jul 03, 2008, 5:06PM
I'm diggin the black and white adidas for sure.

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cabin + cub colllage

I’m loving these vintage collages by artist Valerie Thai. See them all along with her stationary, woodburnings and accessories on her etsy shop, Cabin + Cub Design.
found via print & pattern

Andrew A. Sailer -Dec 31, 2010, 4:00AM
Your blog is very useful. I found from google. I will back in one day. Thank you I already bookmark your blog.
canyouhearme? -Jul 02, 2008, 9:47PM
love the nostalgic feeling of these!

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solar vintage

Elena Corchero is a designer working with technology and incorporating traditional craft techniques, combining solar technology and textiles. Here are some of her beautiful accessories, that collect energy during the day, and become luminescent decorations in the dark. I love that these are completely beautiful on their own, and their function and technology do not define the design. Check out the lost values projects for more information.
Found via Crust Station

Tom Schavo -Jul 02, 2008, 6:29AM
hmm,,awesome tanks there. and nice designs.

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Check out the new crafting community getting together at CraftStylish. Learn some new skills with the crafty tutorial and get inspired by the work of featured crafters, like these embroidery hoop bulletin boards called hoop.dee.doo.
There are tons of great projects on CraftStylish, some of your favorite bloggers are contributing, and I’m sure you’ll discover some new ones too!

nelson bc

Head on over to Poppy Talk and read the week’s worth of guest postings from Cartolina Cards designer Fiona Richards. Fiona takes us on a blogging journey of her small artist community of Nelson BC. I loved seeing all of the beautiful scenery, buildings, art, craft and businesses flourishing in the remote town.
Go see for yourself!

Theodore Aniello -May 31, 2011, 10:33AM
wow. lastly, I found one thing helpful for my paper to put in writing about. this is fascinating and helps me with extra research in the future. Glad I found this blog.Thank you. And I do hope you'll develop some of your concepts about this topic and I will sure come back and browse it. Thanks for the effort and time.
Chloe Cumbow -Jun 30, 2008, 3:04PM
very beautiful and inspiring. Thank you! Long ago I was hiding out in Canada for a stretch of time and had to walk out of BC back to the States in my moccasins...a long story that my (grown) children don't quite appreciate - but I still am certain that British Columbia is the most beautiful place in North America. LOL Chloe C.

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ann wood

I’m sure you’ve seen all of Ann Wood’s pretty handmade birdies, but check out this cardboard castle she constructed for an ad job! And I’m loving her ships too! Check out her blog and leave her some love.

fpKate -Jul 01, 2008, 10:36AM
Oh my goodness, I want to make this boat!

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written afterwards

These photos are so beautiful I can’t even stand it! From a Japanese fashion label called writtenafterwards. Can you believe the last photo is the original piece of lace used to make the globe??
found via labour of heart

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Peps -Feb 09, 2009, 8:54PM
This reminds me of a passage from Daniel Pinkwater's "The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death", in which an artist painted a room and everything in it white and then painted it on a canvas. This reminds me of a passage from Daniel Pinkwater's "The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death", in which an artist painted a room and everything in it white and then painted it on a canvas. <3

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