Excited to be one of the new Oxfam bloggers (with my first post on it's way towards the end of October) I thought I would share a few of my most recent ways to update a wardrobe without buying any new clothes.
First up it's this DIY Ombre t-shirt. This t-shirt was an old grey t-shirt that I was just going to shove in the unwanted bag. That was until I found a nice trim in the clearance box of my local haberdashery store. I though the trim would look great on blue so I purchased THIS blue dye from Wilkinsons. In order to create the ombre effect I put the t-shirt on a hanger and held the hanger over the sink with only the bottom part of the t-shirt in the dye. After 15 minutes I lowered the hanger so more of the t-shirt was in the dye. Every 10 minutes for roughly an hour I gradually lowered the hanger so more and more of the t-shirt was in the sink with the dye until eventually I had reached the sleeves of the t-shirt. I wanted the top of the t-shirt to remain grey so I stopped with the dip-dye at the sleeves. I the followed the dye instructions by washing the dyed part of the t-shirt with cold water whilst ensuring that dye didn't run onto the grey section of the t-shirt. Once the dye was dry I sewed the trim onto the t-shirt.
Secondly, one of the straps to my most worn bag snapped off. Rather than chuck it out, I unpicked all the straps and have now started using it as a clutch bag. It's a great way to update an old bag and I am excited to rewear this ol' bag in it's new form.
Have you got any ways you like to update your clothes?
Love, Hannah x