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Rain Blanken

Updated Articles and Resources

By Rain Blanken

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How-To Tie Dye Instructions Created: Monday, April 07, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Tie dye is one of the easiest ways to add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe. Learn how to tie dye with this photo tutorial and tie dye instructions.
    • How to Make a Cape Created: Monday, October 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to make a cape with this complete photo tutorial with detailed instructions. See finished capes from DIY readers and get expert tips on your costume.
    • How to Bleach Clothing White Created: Thursday, March 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
    • Make a Cassette Tape Wallet Created: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
    • How-to Skirts Created: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn to make a variety of skirts with these free how-to skirts. These skirt patterns and tutorials are designed with beginners in mind.
    • Spring DIY Statement Necklace Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Rain creates a DIY statement necklace for spring with Project DIY's Cold as Ice set.
    • Make Fabric Flowers Created: Thursday, August 12, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
    • Can I Dye Clothes With Food Coloring? Created: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A reader asks whether or not clothing can be dyed with food coloring. Describes what type of dyes and fibers work together.
    • How to Tie a Tie - 4 Different Ways to Tie a Tie Created: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn how to tie a necktie in four different ways with these easy, complete tutorials and celebrity photo examples.
    • Make an Amy Winehouse Costume Created: Friday, September 16, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Put together a tribute to this fallen artist with a DIY costume that shows Amy at her most glamorous...high hair, big belts and all.
    • 10 Clothing Fixes That Everyone Should Know Created: Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      10 Clothing Fixes that Everyone Should Know. Learn how to mend and repair clothing instead of throwing damaged threads away.
    • Free Dress Patterns and Easy Tutorials for Beginners Created: Monday, April 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Sewing a dress can seem difficult, but even beginners can tackle a dress project with the right free dress pattern. Here are some easy patterns to get you started.
    • How to Repair a Broken Zipper Created: Sunday, April 06, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      How to repair a broken zipper. Fix a broken or stuck zipper with these easy instructions.
    • Rain's Crafty Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary Created: Saturday, March 01, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A fashion encyclopedia and sewing dictionary from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert for About.com
    • Nail Polish Painted Necklace Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Paint a nail polish necklace to add some color to your jewelry with this easy tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
    • Nail Polish Strip Sunglasses Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Create a pair of nail strip sunglasses to customize your look with this fast tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
    • Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary - K Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Definitions for hem, Hong Kong seam and more in this fashion encyclopedia and sewing dictionary from Rain Blanken.
    • Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary - O Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Rain's Sewing, Craft and Fashion Encyclopedia. Find out more about the tools, materials and designers to inspire your creations.
    • DIY Glitter Phone Case Tutorial Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Add a coat of glitter and decoupage accents to your phone case with this fast photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
    • Painted Heels Tutorial Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Paint a beautiful sunrise on your heels with this easy painted heels tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert. See her Star Wars inspired heels and learn to make your own.
    • How-to Mardi Gras Mask Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      How-to Mardi Gras Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit mardi gras mask with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
    • Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary - J Created: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary. Find out more about the tools, materials and designers to inspire your creations.
    • Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary - P Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary. Find out more about the tools, materials and designers to inspire your creations.
    • Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary - N Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary. Find out more about the tools, materials and designers to inspire your creations.
    • List of Renaissance Festivals and Faires by State Created: Monday, January 10, 2011 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      List of Renaissance Festivals and Faires by state, from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
    • List of Cosplay Conventions Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      phoenix comic con, cosplay costumes, comic expo, fort smith ar, ar website, conway ar, labor day weekend, phoenixcomicon, burlingame ca, tuscaloosa al, huntsville al, kublacon, gaming convention, a...
    • Project DIY Baroque N' Roll Review Created: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      In this Project DIY Baroque N' Roll Review, Rain shows us how to tarnish jewelry and gain inspiration from golden princesses.
    • Why do People Cosplay? Created: Thursday, March 21, 2013 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      shoulder length hair, zotoh zhaan, highlights and lowlights, sci fi convention, nail scissors, common misconceptions, bald cap, painstaking task, tiny pair, custom jewelry, marcon, fictional charac...
    • Make a Pair of Ruby Slippers - Ruby Slipper Tutorial Created: Thursday, April 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
      Make a pair of ruby slippers with this complete ruby slippers tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
    • Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary - M Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014
      Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary. Find out more about the tools, materials and designers to inspire your creations.
    • Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary - L Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014
      Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary. Find out more about the tools, materials and designers to inspire your creations.
    • Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary - I Created: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014
      Rain's Fashion Encyclopedia and Sewing Dictionary. Find out more about the tools, materials and designers to inspire your creations.

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