I Want to Make Things!

Black jeans floral DIY

Scissors cutting black jeans

Lace curtain draping

Holding up a piece of curtain in my favourite charity shop which I rather fancied as a skirt!

Pink polka dot bow

Sewing stuff bags of fabric

Just some of my fabric/sewing bags – there’s my orange jacket before I played with it!

DIY sewing pot of pins

Charity Shops and Making Amendments

I always seem to wander into my local charity shop and want things, even if they’re not quite right. My excuse? I can change that little imperfection or I can make that look awesome by tweaking this! I get super excited and can’t wait to trot home and attack the sewing machine. But in reality I roll it up and pop it on the pile of Things to Amend… They stay there until I can be bothered to get the machine and sewing accoutrements out, or more likely, find the time!

Lately, I gave myself some of that said time and turned a size 18 blazer that Gnarls Barkley would look awesome in, into a sleeveless slim-cut coaty thing. Hair-tuggingly frustratingly, I lost all the photos I took of the process. But seeing as it’s not quite finished, I’ll be able to show you the last few bits of the transformation! Something else I haven’t shown you is my new grey marl silver foil T-shirt which I made out redundant Luella fabric tests! I made it a few months back by laying the fabric on the floor with a Tshirt I liked on top and cut around. I’m planning a matching clutch next!

When I popped home last weekend, I syied my 3 huge plastic tubs of fabric and grabbed a fabulous piece of pink lame which I plan to make a hair scrunchy from! I’d love to have some more time to get on with a whole load of other projects – Do you know the feeling? What have you made/plan to make recently?

DIY Silver foil Tshirt grey marl

My DIY T-shirt

Buttons piece of fabric for DIY

A piece of the orange blazer I have yet to sew on!

Posing colourful jumpsuit charity shop fun

Posing in Charity Shop colourful

Finding amazing pieces in my local Charity Shop (Yep, I took up the hem of the shorts – of course!)


2 Replies to “I Want to Make Things!”

  1. And by tweaking them you make them EXTRA cool. I’m definitely jealous of your blouse in the last couple of photos. xxx ps, I think you need to change the link from your bloglovin’ button. When you updated the layout etc. I stopped receiving updates (boo) and it turned out there was a new bloglovin’ feed. I don’t know if that makes sense, sorry!

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