• Fashion,  Sewing

    Why Buy What You Can Make?

    This week I’ve been dedicating my evenings to a new sewing project – it’s been a while since I’ve spent any time with my sewing machine but it’s been a happy reunion. I’ve made a resolution that I’m not going to buy any clothes that I couldn’t make myself (inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee) so this is project number one. I had an idea for a biker jacket using luxe cream fabric for the body with leather sleeves so cast my feelers out on the internet for a suitable pattern. (Grandma’s vintage pattern stash doesn’t cater for rock chick chic!) Never one to make it easy for myself,…

  • Fashion,  Sewing,  Tutorials

    Cat Handbag Tutorial (Reblog)

    truebluemeandyou: truebluemeandyou: Reposting because photos disappeared from my blog post. What’s most popular on my blog right now? The DIY Knockoff Milk Cat Bag Tutorial. For more unique knockoffs go here:truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knockoff DIY Knockoff MILK Cat Bag Tutorial and Template from Make My Lemonade here. This bag has been all over Tumblr and fashion sites. Top Photo: $237 (sold out) MILK Cat Bag here. Bottom Photo: DIY by Make My Lemonade. I translated the site from French to English using Chrome and it is running quite slowly. To see the bag in an outfit/GIF post go here. I’ve been looking everywhere for a new handbag, I’m in love!

  • Fashion,  Sewing,  Tutorials

    Dip Hem Skirt (Reblog)

    scissorsandthread: Sheer Gathered High-Low Skirt | Prudent Baby I know it doesn’t look it, but this is a very easy sewing project to do! The combo of sheer fabric and elasticised waist also means it’s going to be comfy and cool to wear in Summer. Oh yes, plus I love the way this is styled with the gingham shirt, so cute! Love this – probably won’t bother with the dip hem as I think perhaps that trend has had its day but sheer skirts are so feminine and summery. It looks so good with the gingham shirt too. This is definitely one for my ‘Things to Make’ list.

  • Fashion,  Knitting

    Knitted Headband: Done.

    I finally got round to making this after seeing the post I reblogged earlier this year. It’s quite a quick one and is good for using leftover wool. I had some fine wool in a drawer and knitted it 3 strands thick on size 7 needles (the original pattern recommends size 8 but as the wool was so thin I went a size down). I love it and am definitely going to make it in other colours. It’s quite hippy chic but is pretty practical too as it keeps the ears warm. First on the list of things to pack for Glastonbury this year! 🙂

  • Fashion,  Nail Art,  Tutorials

    Rose & Polka Dot Nail Art

    Through the magic of nail art pens I’ve created a homage to the Cath Kidston shabby chic style on my fingernails. I used hot pink on three nails and used a Model’s Own white nail art pen to make the polka dots. For the remaining two nails I used a nude base and then drew the roses using nail art pens sourced from eBay. To create roses I drew a small hexagon with a pink pen and filled it in. Whilst still wet, use a lighter coloured pen (I used a nude colour) and swirl in a dot of colour into the pink. Repeat 2 or 3 more times over…

  • Fashion,  Knitting,  Tutorials

    Knitted Headband Tutorial (Reblog)

    truebluemeandyou: DIY Three Strand Knit Cable Headband Tutorial from Concreate here. This is a clear how-to cable tutorial using 8mm or US 11 needles and she tripled the yarn (instead of one strand she used three while knitting). *For lots more knitting projects (including more headbands) go here: http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knitting