Camisole Sewing Tutorial

Camisole Sewing Tutorial I'm sure anyone who is on Pinterest with regard to DIY fashion or sewing has come across this gorgeous camisole top. It's not my idea. I would never have thought to take a semi circle, cut it half, sew it back together differently, and expect...

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Wide Top + FREE Sewing Pattern

How to make a wide top I have been wanting to make a wide top for a while now. I've made similar deconstructed tops and Wide top kimono tops. See them here: - One seam cowl neck top Silver square top Kimono top Tapestry panel top T shaped top But this one is seriously...

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Tank Top + Sewing Tutorial

Easy tank top How to make a tank top Most of my days are spent in leggings and some type of T-Shirt. In summer it's a tank top and in winter it's most likely a tank top and a long sleeved T-Shirt over it. One thing I dislike about bought tank tops is the narrow Trace...

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No Sew Boob Tube Top

Make a strapless top without a sewing machine No sew boob tube top These tops go back to when I was helluva young. They say you should never wear something if it comes around a second time. Nonsense I say. But finding the same fabric isn't always easy. I wish...

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T Shape Top from Old Curtains

How to make a kimono top T shape top from an old curtain I have mentioned that I am not above recycling old table cloths and curtains into anything from serviettes to clothing. This week's top is made from old curtains. I used this pattern - T shape top pattern. Also...

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Ombre Shirt Sleeves

Two tone sleeve T-Shirt OK, so I've done a good few T-Shirt/sweater refashions on Greenie. In - this post - I swapped the sleeves around on a pair of similar T-Shirts and - in this post - I cut out the front of a T-Shirt and replaced it with a piece of silver...

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DIY Pleather Tank Top

Make this easy pleather tank in under an hour Pleather tank top I never, ever thought I would wear a pleather top. I no longer buy leather since I am trying to go vegan. A pleather top seems to stretch to the furtherest end of fashion. A touch too risky for me. But...

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DIY Lace Top

Make your own black lace top I made a top in a plain light white cotton a couple of months back and I love it. Black lace top Also been wanting a black lace top. Since the last top was so easy to make, I thought why not use the same pattern? The tutorial for the...

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Sweater + FREE Pattern Instructions

How to make a sweater plus free sweater pattern Olive green chunky sweater I am totally in love with fun sweaters rolling out again this season. I already live in T-Shirts. They're so easy to wear. A sweater is a pimped up Tee in my book. Previous DIY's involved...

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Tank Top + FREE Pattern Instructions

Sewing instructions for a cotton tank Tank top Most of my DIY's are really easy, but this one requires basic sewing skills. And you need to make your own pattern. Pattern making is an art, but I have tried to make it as easy as possible. This is a simple top without...

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Nehru Collar Shirt

Instructions for a Mandarin collar shirt This is probably one of the quickest DIY's. St Laurent and The Row have put out perfect plain white shirts Nehru collar shirt with a Nehru style collar. This is how to get a similar shirt for a fraction of the price. You need a...

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Romantic T-Shirt

Instructions to add lacy embellishment to a top Romantic embellished T-Shirt  T- shirts are a wardrobe staple for me. They are easy care and easy to wear. A plain white tee can be just the ticket for an outfit. But sometimes an embellished tee can add that little...

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Embellished Shirt Collar DIY

Add beads to a shirt collar for an easy up-cycling idea This particular DIY has been worked by plenty other bloggers. And for good reason. It really amps Olive green studs on shirt collar up the style of a ho hum shirt considerably. And it's easy. Well this version...

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My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

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