DIY ethic and culture is synonomous with ladies starting out in the world of pin-up and burlesque. Pincurl understands starting out on a budget, and we're here to help. Visit our DIY pages for tips on how to Do It Yourself in everything from costuming and decorating, to crafting and entertaining!
DIY – Dyeing for Something Different? Beloved Emcee and costume goddess Cora Vette, owner of Denver’s one stop burlesque shop VaVa Vette, gives us the lowdown on how to create your own custom fashions. I can only sew for so long. This month I am going to feature custom dyeing. When you are a crafty gal/performer/crazy person, you tend to pick up things you think you might need in the... [Read more]
Step by step instructions on how to make Sugar Skulls for Dia de los Muertos. For more on the history of Dia De los Muertos click here Read More →
We all have a ton of old tee shirts lying around. You know the ones that you love so much you can’t throw them away, but you can’t wear them either? Maybe they’ve shrunk (or you’ve grown), maybe they’re stained or have holes. Why not turn them into a punk rock, eco-friendly, tote bag for groceries, or whatever you have to carry around? Step One: Lay your shirt flat, iron if necessary. Cut... [Read more]
Materials: Cigar box Latch Handle Mod Podge Paintbrush Paper Cut-outs Scissors or craft knife Optional Materials: Purse feet Purse corners Jewels, glitter or paint Fabric (for liner, if desired) Cigar box purses are so easy and fun to make, and give you endless possibilities for your creativity! Cigar boxes can be found at most tobacco shops. Many people use cigar boxes in crafting, so the store... [Read more]
This month’s DIY project comes courtesy of Dakota Darling, artist and Crafty Goddess in Dallas, TX. You can meet her and view her work at Dallas’ Hotrods and Heels Festival on May 16th. www.hotrodsandheels.com Quilted Calavera The word calavera is Spanish for “skull” and can refer to things associated with the Mexican celebration of the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The calavera... [Read more]