Second-Hand Pies & DIY’s

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Last year I fell in love with faux patent and leather skirts. Worn with huge ol’ knitted jumpers, thick black tights and boots, I felt they were the perfect way to make a super cosy outfit look kind of put together. I feel exactly the same this year. As it gets a little colder I thought I would pair this patent (rather dressy) skirt with the my suede obsession from a Cancer Research shop.

As well as all things patent, I also became obsessed with the pie crust collar. So much so, I started looking into how to DIY them myself so I would be able to add them to every single top I own.

However, with me and DIY’s in general I bought all the items required for the DIY and I put them next to my sewing machine. They are still there – 7 months later.

New Years Resolution: Complete ALL fashion DIY’s planned.

Luckily for fashion DIY, lazy ol’ me, I walked into Oxfam earlier this year and spotted this pie-crust collar. It was mine for only a few pounds and save me a few hours of sewing at the sewing machine.

Now, since I love it so much I might actually have to get round to completing that DIY so I can go ahead as planned and add this style of collar to every top I own. I am constantly hoping to complete more fashion DIY’s for my web-log so hopefully I will get round to this throughout December and as we go into 2018. When did that creep up on us…? I’m sure it was May yesterday.

For now here’s a linked list of a few of the DIY’s I have completed if you fancy a cold Sunday afternoon of sewing, with Christmas films on in the background and copious amounts of tea. My absolute bloody favourite kind of sewing.

On my Blog:

A Slogan Jumper for the Dreamers

A Tie Front Jumper

On the Oxfam Blog:

A Little French With A Slogan Tee 

A Ribbon Tie Back Top

From Business to Bardot: An off-the-shoulder shirt using shirring

A Frill Front Shirt

Or, if none of the above DIY’s take your fancy then I also have a post on 5 ways to get Fashion DIY Inspiration.

Here’s a premature cheers to the New Year and all that sewing I WILL do, I promise…

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