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 Daughter’s Wrap-around Top

Love Laced on Greenie Dresses for Less My daughter is super creative. She's always taking old clothes and re-making them. Wonder where she gets Wraparound top that streak from? Actually my mother started it all. She used to make skirts out of old table cloths. Back...

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Beaded Shirt Collar

Upcycle a shirt by sewing beads to the collar OK, I'm a bit late on this bandwagon. There are already a gazillion gorgeous DIY shirt collars out there. If you type DIY collars into your search bar, plenty images come up. But, I like embellished collars and I've been...

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Cut Out T-Shirt

How to make a cut out T Shirt you can wear with a bra Finished cut out top My daughter makes these amazing tops with all sorts of embellishments and cut outs. See her stuff - here. I've also seen other cut outs such as - this one - on the shoulders of a denim button...

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Panelled T-Shirt

Instructions to sew a panel to a T shirt Panelled T-Shirt I wear a lot of T-Shirts. If you go to the Greenie Galleries at the top of this page you will find plenty T-Shirt makeovers. Tees are just so comfortable and easy to launder. What's not to like? This...

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Contrast Colour Pockets

Sew contrast colour fabric pockets to a top Contrast colour pockets I have to be honest, I don't particularly lust after designer labels. It's not that I wouldn't have them. Who doesn't love everything that Isabel Marant makes? But I won't live...

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More Ways to Make Peplums

See how to make a peplum top Peplum tank top I never thought I would like peplums. They look lovely on other people but since I am pear shaped and not particularly tall I avoid anything fussy and colourful around my hip area. When I added a peplum to an old tank top a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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DIY Fringed or Tassel T-Shirt

How to cut fringing into a T shirt Tasseled or fringed T-Shirt I keep seeing fringed or tasseled T-Shirts in the retailers. Why go out and buy a new one when they are so easy to make? I had this mans tank T-shirt which I picked up for 50p at a charity shop around the...

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DIY Colour Blocking T-shirts

Contrast color sleeves DIY Colour block T-Shirts If you are looking for a DIY project that will bring the colour blocking trend into your wardrobe then you have found one. The hardest part of this project, is unpicking the sleeves of the T-Shirts. You also need a...

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Holey T-Shirt

Cut outs in a T-Shirt You need a T-shirt and a pair of scissors The idea of slashing and shredding T-shirts is not new. Some of them look a complete mess, which is probably the point. Edgy style bunnies could work that look with a grunge style leather and distressed...

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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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