Net Underskirt

Easy net underskirt tutorial Use net or even lace for underskirt In this post how to make a simple gathered skirt, I was discussing making simple gathered skirts. It’s such an easy way to make some of the new longer length skirts. I also said I wanted to make a net underskirt. An underskirt is like… Continue reading Net Underskirt

Sling Bag, Applique Tank Top, Easy Bright Beads

Green fashion clothing Sling bag, applique tank top and easy beads My long suffering model is posing again for me today. She never gets paid. She wears shearling in the sweltering African heat. She stands in the corner of my room while I dress her up and have fun. It’s a bit like playing with… Continue reading Sling Bag, Applique Tank Top, Easy Bright Beads

Yoga Mat Strap, Rope with Sliding Knots

How to make a rope strap for a yoga mat Make your own yoga mat strap I had been looking for a bag for my yoga mat for a while. It’s a bit of a mission getting it to yoga classes on my scooter. So when I made rope bracelets a while back, I got… Continue reading Yoga Mat Strap, Rope with Sliding Knots

Charm Bracelet, Trashion Blog

How to make a charm bangle Add charms to bangles Every now and again I stumble on a website and find amazing stuff people are doing with regard to eco fashion. Most fashion blogs are banal and really not worth reading. And my goodness, there are so many out there. What’s worse is that fashion… Continue reading Charm Bracelet, Trashion Blog

Jodhpurs and Knee Patches, India

DIY jodhpurs Original H and M Jodhpur style treggings A couple of posts back I showed how I gave a vintage tweed jacket some elbow patches. These H and M treggings on the right have the distinctive Jodhpur reinforced inner knee area but not the flared hip design. Good thing. Not so sure I want… Continue reading Jodhpurs and Knee Patches, India

Simple Elastic Waist Skirt, Black Net Underskirt

Elastic waist skirt Mini as in little skirt I got in a bit of a panic last night. The last blog showed what I consider easy skirts to make. Although I did say that some level of sewing skill was required to make them. The more I thought on it, the more I realised that… Continue reading Simple Elastic Waist Skirt, Black Net Underskirt

Elbow and Knee Patches

How to do patches on clothing Add elbow patches to jacket I’ve been meaning to get around to this idea for a while now. The English country look is right up my street. Love the soft flowing florals mixed with autumnal coloured tweeds. Knee and  elbow patches give a sense of horsing around out in… Continue reading Elbow and Knee Patches

Satin Harem Pants

Easy DIY harem pants Harem pants I have shown this idea before. It’s an easy way to make regular trousers into harem style trousers. In this link how to make Turkish pants I used a pair of citi shorts. The idea is to insert elastic into the casing of the hem and then gather the hem… Continue reading Satin Harem Pants

Braided Necklace

Plaited trimming and fabric necklace Braided necklace This is a rather rustic ethnic inspired necklace. A friend was wearing one similar to this but with multiple strands of ribbon in a riot of colours with cute charms interspersed in it. For my version, I used only three strands. Just enough to make a plait. There… Continue reading Braided Necklace