A spot of DIY

Dress: Charity Shop, Jacket – Oasis, Boots – Schuh, Bag – ASOS

Firstly, thank you lots and lots for the lovvvely comments on my ‘first face’ post – I appreciate them so much!

This dress was from a charity shop but it was a weird, to long-ish length for my short legs and it had a blue belt. I decided to cut length to one more suited to me. I used the material from the bottom to make a tube/belt kind of thing to replace the blue belt. Although, to any kind of trained sewing eye (unlike my untrained eyes) it is quite possible you will spot random bits of thread hanging out of my home-made belt. I did the best I could but I can imagine the unprofessional-ness (long word!) of the belt would make Patrick from the Great British Sewing Bees eyes water for all the wrong reasons!

Have you got any ways to alter dresses so a money-less girl (me) can re-invent my wardrobe?

Lots of Love,


  1. April 30, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    Hi Hannah 🙂
    I have the same problem with having to alter clothes because I'm 155cm (5'1") , and altering clothes at a store isn't cheap :/
    I think you did a really great job! Pretty dress 🙂

  2. April 30, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    this is such a cool outfit, that dress is such a great piece, so versatile! love it!
    Happy to be your newest follower!! xx
    pls, turn the word verification off, it's a pain…
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

  3. May 1, 2013 / 1:31 am

    It looks really nice!!You can re-invent your wardrobe by looking for different styles that you have never tried and search for key pieces you might have. You can also change it cropping tops, or adding studs, lace.. 🙂

    • May 1, 2013 / 3:41 pm

      Oo those are good ideas! I'm definitely going to get some lace and studs 🙂 Thanks! x

  4. May 1, 2013 / 7:05 am

    Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
    You look great I think the belt looks very professional x

  5. May 2, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    The dress is amazing and this color looks great on you!!

    Have a lovely week,
    Mary x

  6. May 4, 2013 / 8:40 am

    i can never find things i love at the charity shop, your so lucky!! xx

    • May 6, 2013 / 11:42 am

      Thank you so much – I go to them all the time (much to my boyfriends despair!) Thanks again 🙂 x

    • May 6, 2013 / 11:42 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 On my way to vote for you in the Company awards 🙂 x

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