The classic festi staple is a pair of denim shorts. Actually, not just for festivals, they are a great all rounder for anyone’s wardrobe. To make them that little bit more exiting you can customise them by adding detailing like these. Straight forward to do on the sewing machine or even by hand if you don’t have one. All you need is some small fabric scraps, needle and thread. Stick the kettle on and get involved!
Did I mention the things you can make from old t-shirts are endless! There are whole books and websites dedicated to the topic.
I wanted to create some dresses that were stylish, comfortable and easy to make.
The “skirt” part I cut from slightly thicker jersey that I had. On some of the t-shirt dresses I adjusted the sleeve hole a little to make it less gapy by putting in darts.( I kind of like the slouchy armholes though.) Wear it with a contrasting sports bra. Plus in the summer its nice and airy.
Repair and Embroidery.
Everyone loves a pair of jeans. Whatever the cut might be is a personal choice, but when I find a pair I love, I wear them until they are shreds. The places that tends to wear out first are usually pockets, crotch, and knees. So instead of getting rid of them why not repair them? Add some contrast fabrics, hand/machine embroidery etc.
Not sure how to do it yourself? You can post them to us and we will return them to you with some added pizazz.
Made to Order Luxury Jacket and Hat.
Kim works for the sustainability team at the Council. She wanted me to make her a striking stage outfit. We decided on a blue-purple colour palette. I think I got a little carried away with the beading. Hours and days later I stopped. She was very pleased with the outcome and had great comments from the crowd. Yay!
Made to Order Pimped-Up Suit.
I like guys and girls in suits. But sometimes they can be a little formal and plain.
I experimented with adding a some lines by stitching on the jacket and trousers. I also changed all the buttons to match the thread colour. Here is the outcome.
If you are bored of your old suit and would like to give it a second life, specify your desired colours and style and we will do the rest.