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Be the Designer: ModCloth’s Brand New User-Generated Clothing Collection

Think you've got the chops to design clothes for fellow fashionistas? Do you watch Project Runway and furiously take notes on sweet ways to alter and update existing garments? And do you have a bit of a weakness for ModCloth's retro-chic sense of style?


The contest was announced in November with winners including aspiring fashion designers, professional costumers, and high school students from all over the country. And now, those garments are finally available for purchase on ModCloth's site!

Each design has gone through extensive development, from selecting fabrics to construction samples and creating dress patterns for each and every piece.

The finishing touch of each garment is a custom ModCloth Make the Cut tag with the designer's name included!

We have to admit, we're totally impressed at how true to each original design ModCloth has managed to stay with the actual pieces, and we're super pumped to see more installments of Make the Cut in years to come.

In addition to 7 original user-submitted designs, ModCloth cofounder Susan Gregg included a few of her own creations to be included under the Make the Cut label. Pretty excited to add a few of these to our spring and summer shopping list!

This isn't the first time ModCloth has embraced the crowdsourcing mentality. Their Be the Buyer Program has pioneered a whole new flock of fashionistas who get to voice their opinion on hundreds of designs before ModCloth manufactures and sells them.

Yay for ModCloth! And yay for user-generated creativity! Will you enter the next Make the Cut challenge? Which of these user-generated designs is your favorite? Give us a shout in the comments below – we love to hear from you.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*