Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Half and Half.

"I'm half and half. Me dad's a Muggle; Mam's a witch. Bit of a nasty shock for him when he found out."-Seamus Finnegan

Vintage Fair

Went to a lovely vintage fair the other day! It was actually really big, tons of stalls and lots of lovely clothes, fabrics etc etc. Unfortunately my poor attempt of having money resulted in me only getting a few bits of fabric but still, was lovely!

Got this awesome fabric. (Mmmm lions) PROBABLY gonna be a bit lazy and just turn them into cushions or something..  unfortunately there isn't enough fabric for any type of clothing :( hmm, we'll see! Look out for the DIY!
All pictures are my own :) Please credit if you're going to use them :)

DIY Inspiration - Aztec Trim Trousers

Seen at the Tory Burch Spring/Summer 13 show. All you need is some aztec trim and then just sew it down onto the side of the trousers! Sew simple! (apologies for the awful pun)

Images from Vogue

Monday, 10 September 2012

DIY Inspiration & Fall Trend - Leather Sleeves

Not to sound like a crazy, bondage-loving girl, but I love a bit of leather. And I've seen these leather-sleeved jackets popping up all over the place. Perfect autumn/winter coat.

All images from Tumblr

Thursday, 6 September 2012

DIY Inspiration - Red Gingham

Anyone watch Suburgatory on E4? Well, in the opening credits, the main character is wearing this red gingham top. And I don't why, cos it's really cute and girly which just isn't like me, but I WANT IT. I also have a pining for the red gingham top worn by one of the girls in the lynx advert. However, try as I might, I cannot seem to find one similar anywhere. So as ever, its another DIY project to add to the list :)

 Images from my We Heart It and printscreened from YouTube

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

DIY Galaxy Print Collar

Galaxy Print. I'm like obsessed with it. It's amazing. I could literally stare at it all day, I just want to wrap myself up in it. But unfortunately I just can't seem to find any galaxy print pieces that I really love :( and I've tried to DIY it with paint and bleach etc. but I just can't seem to get it exactly right and it never looks the same. So, I have kinda cheated. I'm using transfer paper and just transferring a picture of space onto a collar! I'd love to make a skirt or dress or something but I can't find galaxy print fabric anywhere! Apart from on Spoonflower but its like $18 per yard :( and I just don't have the money for that..

So. Here's whatcha need:

  • A collar (I just cut one off one of my dad's old shirts)
  • some random fabric scrap, it doesnt really matter what it is
  • transfer paper, I used the one for dark fabrics just because I wanted a vibrant colour 
  • an iron
  • and some scissors!

All you need to do to get a picture is type in 'Galaxy Nebula Wallpaper' into google images and tons will come up. Just pick your favourite one and print it onto your transfer paper. Make sure you read all the instructions for the transfer paper first and do a test run on normal paper too!
Just download whichever image is your favourite and then print it out!

Follow the instructions for the transfer paper!
When I did mine, I just cut out the rough shape so I needed to trim a few bits off.

 And it's done! So easy and I'm actually in love with it. Seriously. 
Here's how I styled it, this was just an outfit for going to the cinema in to see The Watch with a few friends! Definitely go see it, the film is hilarious! :)

 Happy DIYing! :)