Category Archives: DIY

DIY – Sarah’s “black ruffle around me” shirt

I love me a simple tee and dark jeans (boot cut, mind you). It looks good on me (uh, I hope), requires little thought, and is comfortable enough to sit and stand in the various positions I need to bend myself in to be moderately relaxed in a 6 hour studio class.

I love it so much that I’m hesitant to add anything to it, but I don’t mind picking this project up for one of my thousands of other plain tees that don’t fit so well.

As seen on

Simple, and if you do it well, an elegant solution to a boring t-shirt.

Why this is good for pear ladies:

  1. Details at the neckline brings attention up, up and away from any problem areas down below

Pair this with a pretty A-line or full skirt, with some tall boots and you’ll feel pretty as a…princess? Poppy?


Another DIY – Fendi Frill

One of the important tips in fashion for pear-shaped ladies is to keep the details above the hips (this is for those who want to minimize them; some want to show them off and that’s just awesome!). Remember, accessories, bold prints, bright colors, etc. on top!

Looks like Fendi has brought back what is vaguely reminiscent of the Victorian era blouse, minus the over-the-top lace and ruffles.

As seen on Vogue

If this is your cup of tea, HonestlyWTF has featured the DIY version of the Fendi frill, with very similar results:

Credits of this image goes to HonestlyWTF

Why this is good for the pear:

  • 1) I mean, it’s RIGHT THERE, people are going to look at it, so no need to worry too much about problem areas down south.

Fashion DIY by Abby Hall

I could live in Anthropologie, they have everything I want to fill my home and closet with. But man, are they expensive!

In this episode, Abby Hall of Pschh I Can Make That takes Anthropologie’s beautiful $258.00 Spring Dress and recreates it…for $18.75.

Abby is a cute, tatted-up doll with a talent. It’s hard for us pear ladies to find a perfect fit, so why not do it ourselves?

Why this dress is good for pears:

1) The corset is fitted in the right place, to show off your lovely waist

2) A sweetheart neckline brings the attention up (add some accessories for more “oooh!”)

3) A full skirt glides over full hips, minimizing the difference in width between those and your smaller calves.