Styling with DIY clothes and accessories

Vintage shift + obi + scarf

In this post I am going to prattle on about the four elements of this outfit. All home-made or vintage. Oops, except the sunglasses. That’s the fifth item my model is wearing.

The black shift dress was blue. It was falling apart but I had to have it. It consists of a crochet rectangle piece at the neck. The rest of the dress is another rectangle of linen which has been attached to the crochet yoke. I stitched the loose seams and sent it off to be dyed black. There is not a lot of shape to this dress. It’s a bit like a black garbage bag with a hole for the head and arms to poke through. It’s cool and comfy to wear on hot days.

The shawl come scarf is a piece of linen curtaining. The mint green and natural colours appealed to me. I bought a piece and ruffled the edges a bit. Then I gave it a wash so the edges would fray even more. I can’t get enough of these big scarves. My neck is always cold but driving about on a scooter I need a fat scarf to keep a draft coming under my helmet.

The necklace is a long string of Aventurine stones with a big piece of Aventurine at each end. I wrapped the necklace around the model’s neck twice and tied it in front like you would a lariat necklace.

And the OBI belt is one I have shown before. I went mad and made a bunch of them. Click here how to make an obi belt for the link to that post.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.