More Ideas for Collar Tips

How to add tips to your shirt collars Olive chiffon shirt with collar tips Last week I got going customising shirt collars with collar tips that I bought on-line. (Read last week’s post – here.) This week is a continuation using a slightly different collar tip that I bought from ASOS. In the last post… Continue reading More Ideas for Collar Tips

DIY Collar Tips

Press on collar tips Plian white shirt with collar tips added This is yet another dead easy DIY that requires no sewing and can be done in a few minutes flat. The hardest part is finding metal collar tips. I show two different types in the next two blog posts. This week I show how… Continue reading DIY Collar Tips

Metallic Sequin Mesh Top

How to sew sequin mesh to a top Sequin mesh T-Shirt I was so bitterly disappointed in the outcome of the metallic paint top DIY that I did a month ago. You may recall it in – this – post. Basically the metallic fabric paint didn’t withstand a cool, gentle wash. About 60% of the paint washed… Continue reading Metallic Sequin Mesh Top

DIY Sparkle Embellished Top

Sew buttons and fabric to upstyle a top Sparkle embellished top This top was inspired by the gauzy, frothy, crystal and flower embellished creations that we’ve seen this summer. I wanted to take an ordinary top and give it a sparkly finish. The intention was to cut flower shapes from a stiff fabric such as… Continue reading DIY Sparkle Embellished Top

Shredded T-Shirt

How to shred a T shirt Shredded T-Shirt Phew! This DIY is not for the faint hearted. Shredding a T-Shirt takes a while. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. You also want a T-shirt that doesn’t have a slub in the yarn like mine. Why? Have a look – here – and you will see that a… Continue reading Shredded T-Shirt

How to Make a Watch Strap

Instructions to make a fabric watch strap DIY fabric watch strap My last watch strap hardly lasted 6 months. It’s not like I am hard on them for heavens sake. And it was supposed to be a quality strap. First the band that holds the strap down went. Next the strap started cracking and perishing.… Continue reading How to Make a Watch Strap

Metallic Effects T-Shirt

Metallic paint T-Shirt Both Zara and H & M had sweaters and jeans with a metallic wash in their stores this season. Love, love, love. I thought, why not try my hand at a metallic effect? I never wear anything busy or fussy on my hips as I am a classic pear shape. So, it would… Continue reading Metallic Effects T-Shirt

Colour Dip Earrings

Use nail polish to upstyle jewelry Colour dip earrings These two-tone earrings were inspired by ones I’ve seen in the retail fashion shops. River Island had a pair with metallic chain dipped in neon colours. Topshop had a pair with mixed metallic colours. I like these earrings a lot and been meaning to make them for a while now. Whenever I have… Continue reading Colour Dip Earrings

DIY Chanel Inspired Jacket

How to add trimming to a jacket for Chanel effect Chanel inspired jacket I seriously think every woman must want to own a Chanel jacket. There’s so much to like. No collars that wear and never sit properly. They are soft as a cardigan but still pack a whole lot of smart. And they just… Continue reading DIY Chanel Inspired Jacket

Rubber O Ring Bracelets with Charms

How to turn rubber O rings into bracelets Rubber O-Ring bracelets South Africans love wearing black rubber O-Rings as bracelets. I was given a few by a girl in my yoga class that I wear from time to time. Recently I saw some on sale at River Island with cute little charms. I bought them straight… Continue reading Rubber O Ring Bracelets with Charms