It’s the beginning of the first school term here in NZ and with that comes school uniforms. Many colleges (high schools) require girls to wear kilts and sometimes these need alteration.
Kilts come and go from fashion trends too, so of course this tutorial may be handy for refashionistas too.
Hello popular-UK-store-selling-skirts-similar-to-the uniform-I’m-altering! Awkward. Continue reading
In-seam pockets are sewn right into the side seams of a dress or skirt and are practically invisible when done well.
There’s nothing like a handy pocket on your favourite dress and these are seriously some of the easiest pockets to make. Great to add in when you’re refashioning too. You don’t even have to use matching fabric. Just as long as your fabric choice is lightweight (to avoid adding bulk) and complimenting in colours (in case it peeks out a little). Continue reading
I’m quite the fan of Kelly Doust and her Crafty Minx books. They all have a lovely DIY element to them, but what I adore the most is the way she inspires the reader in such a unique way.
Doust has been crafting and revamping vintage finds since she was a girl and her latest book, “The Crafty Minx at Home” abounds with DIY projects and vintage inspiration for each room of the home. Continue reading
After a few weeks of wearing my “new” jeans, a metal button suddenly fell off the front!
Luckily I was home at the time so I avoided any awkward moments. Continue reading
The internet is swimming with tutorials for No Sew Tutu’s exactly like this one. Maybe it’s because they are just so ridiculously easy, fast and fun to make.
What? You haven’t seen it 23 times elsewhere yet? Fantastic! Because I’ve also written a tutorial here just for you. Continue reading
I unfortunately can’t take credit for all these dolls. My friend Kris made four in the time it took me to make one! Her two are on the left and Poppet cried when I took the pink one away from her.
I recently stumbled across the incredible website “Dolly Donations”, which assists those who wish to make dolls for children in need. Continue reading
I think I like bunting. Maybe even … REALLY like it. Continue reading
Sometimes a refashion is as simple as a restyle. Changing the way something is worn. And the changes don’t need to be major either. Continue reading
Been there and got the t-shirt, right? The only problem is, the t-shirt they gave you was made for a man and, well, you’re not a man. So here’s a 10 minute fix to help make it more curve friendly. Continue reading
It’s freezing here today! Not that you know it by the photo here. My neighbours must think I’m crazy now (or maybe just crazier). I took the above pic when it was raining and icy cold outside ’cause I didn’t like the light indoors. I’m sure it’s snowing on the hills behind us today … brrr!!
So after my swift thrift the other weekend, I couldn’t wait to rip into this project.
It’s wonderfully easy and makes the use of an existing hem which is fab ’cause I don’t enjoy doing those much. In fact, projects have been left unfinished for weeks due to hemming procrastination **turning to view my pile of such projects**.
If I had a garish patterned shirt around, I think this would be the ideal project for it, so I’m on the prowl.
This is a good one for beginners to tackle and, now that we know what we’re doing, would take about 1-2 hours to whip up.