March 2, 2012

DIY for a Cause & X Out Giveaway!

***Enter the X Out giveaway on the Sydne Style Facebook page!***

X Out is a new one-step acne treatment from the makers of Proactiv. It’s all about confidence and putting your best face forward with just one simple step… kind of like putting on a dress. So they reached out to a group of blogger to DIY a dress using the letter X. Next month, all the dresses will go on eBay, with proceeds from the auction benefiting the Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

I started out with this maxi from American Apparel. After cutting it into a mini, I used fabric paint to create an ombrΓ© pattern of Xs. Then, I finished it off with built-in statement necklace so you can go accessory-free! Here are the steps…

(paint pink Xs on top of dress and fade out to bottom, repeat the opposite way in blue paint, fill in with purple Xs, use tacky glue to create random Xs on the dress, fill in with glitter, cut jewels out of inexpensive bracelets, use E-6000 to secure beads onto dress in the shape of a statement necklace)

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  1. Bettina commented:

    Wow, love this DIY! I would have had no idea this was a DIY dress if I hadn’t kept reading the post.

    Published 3.3.12 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      That’s so sweet, thanks! It was fun to crafty for an afternoon.

      Published 3.3.12 Reply
  2. Raj commented:

    This dress looks amazing Sydne! It does not look DIY-ed at all, and I love that you created something that really looks like you. It’s a dress that I would expect to see you wearing. Great job!

    Published 3.5.12 Reply
  3. Karen Buck commented:

    This so incredibly cute!I do have a couple of questions, is the back still white? and did you put cardboard or something inside to prevent the paint from bleeding thru?
    This should bring good money for the cause! Job well done!

    Published 3.10.12 Reply
  4. Sydne commented:

    Thanks! I didn’t put cardboard in between, although I would recommend doing so. The paint dripped through a bit so even though I wanted to keep the back white I had to paint it purple with my leftover fabric paint.

    Published 3.11.12 Reply

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