DIYs of the future

31 March 2009

Yes, I know I talk about doing DIY more than I actually partake, but there are only so many hours in the day. Here are some of the images clogging up my designated inspiration folder:


I'm going to be on the hunt for some equally patterned stretch jersey, to make some leggings on the cheap. €40 is just too much.


I need to get stud happy on a plain denim skirt; I love the mixed embellishment on this Graham and Spencer piece.


A frill attached to a cardigan? Looks good to me. This blogger Keiko Lynn has reconstructed a blazer to give it a cutesy, feminine edge.

She also has a shop, Postlapsaria, where she customises old shirts into beautiful, fitted dresses. Methinks I need to sort my pattern cutting skills out and attack some my Dad's old work shirts....



This dress on Ebay passed me by, as the bidding went way out of my price range. I aim to construct a pattern for it over the summer, though I'd like to use a different print as I already own too many floral dresses.


My black scarf urgently needs re-knitting, maybe it's time to try a different stitch pattern like this Etsy seller (unfourtunately I've lost the site, silly me). Can anyone help with this technique?


I am in love with this red coat sported by Pandora. Now if I could just find one in Oxfam for a fiver...

12 comments:

  1. The frilled cardigan is too cute, and I love the last red coat just as much as you do.

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  2. The black scarf is crocheted in the double crochet stitch (or that's what it looks like to me!), it looks like to me. It would be easy enough to crochet a tube or just make a long rectangle and stitch it up one side - if you want to learn how, I recommend the Happy Hooker book by Debbie Stoller :)

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  3. i can't wait to see your DIY leggings.
    too bad! i'm really not good in sewing. and yes! i love the red coat on pandora!

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  4. i love that scarf!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  5. let me know how the leggings turn out! those are awesome!

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  6. thanks! yeah i would love to. ill add you right now. let me know when youve done the same! thanks! :)

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  7. Brilliant possible projects. I imagine doing far more DIY than I actually get around to aswell, usually I am just far too ambitious for someone who can't sew, haha. xx

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  8. i am looking forward for your diy leggings. i agree, pandora's jacket is amazing!


    http://ckuf-info.blogspot.com/

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  9. love the red coat, and i love these ideas! especially that shirts-into-cute-dresses one! so awesome.

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  10. I love that flower dress. and I can't believe that girl manages to make pretty dresses out of old shirts, that's pretty clever. Wish I had that many skills with a sewing machine, haha!

    Would you like to exchange blog links?

    xoxo

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  11. love those leggings!! if you are a success i think you send me a pair too ;-)

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  12. Ohh, that studded skirt! I love everything studded!

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