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

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

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

DIY Peplum Top

How to upcycle a tank to a peplum top Peplum T-Shirt I love all the varieties of peplum going on right now. It’s just  . . . I like them on other people. I’ve been a little uncertain how they would look on me. My body is pear shaped so I strictly avoid anything light,… Continue reading DIY Peplum Top

Make a Designer Charity T-Shirt

Instructions for a DIY Chari Tee The M and S T-Shirt before the makeover Have you have been craving designer charity T-Shirts made by Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Illincic¬†and Richard Nicoll et al but can’t get your hands on one?¬†Then do the next best thing and make your own designer inspired T-Shirt. First buy a T-shirt… Continue reading Make a Designer Charity T-Shirt

Slouchy Slogan T-Shirt

Instructions to use fabric paint on a T Shirt Slouchy slogan T-shirt Loose slouchy tees have been around for a while now. Henry Holland brought them back. And brought them back again. And they are staying – season after season the coolest ones seem to show up in Topshop or ASOS. Some are long, some are cropped. How hard are they… Continue reading Slouchy Slogan T-Shirt