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Category: diy

DIY sweatshirt

i got this two tone sweatshirt for a couple of quid in a sale bin but have never worn it because of the colour.
1. so i bought some machine dye

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2. it came out great but i didn’t like the white stitching around the neck.

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3. so i unpicked it.

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4. et voila! possibly the easiest DIY ever.

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at the moment i like its simplicity but i might add some leather details. what do you think?

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festive touch

some sparkly earrings at a festive touch to the otherwise practical outfit needed for last minute Christmas errands..

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jeans H&M, jumper Primark boys, sneakers Nike, earrings ArtiZanna/DIY

TIP

i’ve just discovered that oatmeal (or fine oats) works really well as a cheap and effective suede cleaner. just rub on with your fingers. it will leave some white residue which you then brush off.
i haven’t tried the oatmeal on darker suedes but i certainly think it does wonders on lighter colours like my Maje boots which were in desperate need of a clean.

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sequin season

as party season begins, i am lusting after sequins. next diy please.

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diy Philip Lim diy

i diy-ed this bag a while ago but haven’t used it much. so i thought i’d try again with this inspo in mind…

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1. i removed the straps.

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2. attached velcro strips.

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3. cut a leather rectangle in contrasting colour.

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4. attached leather handle. et voila!

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outing

outing my renewed jeans. enjoying the white jeans vibe, but with an edge.

jumper Primark, diy jeans, boots H&M, Bag M&S, nameplate necklace Vintage, sunglasses Ray-Ban

red white and blue

i made this coat using a quilt i bought in when i was eighteen. i kind of love it, despite it’s impractical bedding like features and heavy weight. appropriate colours too for this day of relief. good job guys.

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jeans Oasis, top Something Else (from Hub, shoes Zara, coat ArtiZanna

diy fireworks

5th November… sparklers, fireworks, bonfires, parkin. tired of my old indigo jeans i left them in a bucket of bleach over the weekend. i didn’t expect the neon pink at all, which bleeds blue to white, but the result seems fitting for bonfire night.

customised old jeans from Oasis

cozy camel

i recently customized this cozy cashmere coat. the addition of a zip has immediately updated it; thus = my coverup of choice.

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coat diy vintage, trousers Agnes b, jumper M&S, shoes Office, clutch Oasis

wax jacket diy

wax jacket diy

i really loved my new waxed oversized biker jacket. but there was a problem; the dye was marking my clothes…. so i had to wash it, thus reducing the waxiness which had induced its very purchase. problem solved with an application of the classic Barbour wax (and i rewaxed my classic barbour style coat while i was at it). score.

Mango biker jacket, Barbour Thornproof Dressing.