Monday, 17 June 2013

Stop Spending Start Reinventing

During my teenage years, customisation was a big deal - my issues of Just Seventeen and Sugar always seemed to have tips of how to customise your clothes. I managed to make denim skirts from old pairs of jeans to varying degrees of success and loved playing fashion designer and making a grand old mess in the process.

On a rainy afternoon, I decided to have a go at customising a t-shirt that I haven't worn for a while - less potentially wallet-damaging than browsing ASOS.
You will need: an oversized tshirt, needles and thread (hotel sewing kits are ideal), a lipliner or pale eyeliner for marking the fabric, lace/ribbon/anything decorative lying around. I cut these collars off of old t-shirts - I'm a terrible hoarder and always think that things like this will come in useful one day.

Step 1: Use the lipliner to mark where you will be cutting. Cut the bottom and sleeves off of the t-shirt. Don't worry about it being too perfect.
Step 2: Place lace collar on t-shirt. When happy, pin in place.
Step 3: The hardest part. Sew the lace collar onto the t-shirt.

Have you ever attempted to customise anything?


  1. I'm very impressed Lily!

  2. This is so snazzy! Well done!

  3. This is the cutest idea, lace is always a win and this is so much better than spending lots of money on new stuff xx

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  4. This looks great! I'd love to be able to do this. I have tried to customise clothes before but it's always ended badly hah. x

  5. Such a great idea, I've recently got back into my sewing and used to make quite a lot of my own clothes and customise them. Definitely inspired me. :)

  6. This looks amazing, wish I was crafty!

    Maria xxx


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