As you probably know by now (because I talk about it every now and then... ahem), I'm a huge fan of charity shops, eBay and basically limiting my consumption when it comes to fashion and clothing. The only thing I like better than finding something fabulous second-hand, is finding a way to cobble it together myself. I might only have limited sewing skills, but armed with a few excellent dressmaking books and the internet, I like to think that there's not a lot I can't achieve (and if there is, I can always take it to the tailors...)
I'm over at Ms. Wandas Wardrobe today, with a handy little tutorial on transforming an unloved mens shirt into an ace embellished skirt - it's going to be the first of a few similar DIY-upcycling posts, including a laptop sleeve, removable collar and other lovely little bits and pieces. I'm hoping you'll check them out and have a go! (PS Make sure you get involved in their incredible 1% Campaign too!)
I'd actually been searching for a button-down denim skirt for a while, but never found one I liked enough to part with my cash for. I came across the idea of making my own when I was folding the laundry one day, and found the mens shirt on eBay for a few quid. I paired it up with some stripes, mustard knitwear, and clogs, and was very happy indeed. Hurrah for upcycling!
|Knit - Charity Shop // Breton top - New Look // Skirt - Homemade // Clogs - Lotta from Stockholm // Owl Pendant - eBay|