Thursday, 29 October 2015

Making A Square Circle Skirt?? | Make Thrift Buy #27

Hello! Today I learned how to make a square circle skirt. Which sounds totally nonsensical. But I promise - it's actually a thing!

Enjoy the video! :)


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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Print All Over Me - I Have Merch!

I've been working on an upcoming collaboration video with Print All Over Me - an amaaaaazing website for designers and artists and aspiring-clothing-designers alike if you haven't heard of it already - but I just couldn't wait until the video to share some of these pieces!

The most exciting thing is that all these prints are 100% my own designs! I'm no artist, but I like to think that I have a good eye for patterns and design. I also tried my hand at pixel art, and I'm actually really pleased with the resulting designs!

I also receive a 20% commission for anything that you purchase (or 40% store credit, which I think I will be using at least a little bit...) which will help me out a LOT since I decided that Youtube is now my job... (oh hey! I don't think I've mentioned that on my blog before! Youtube is now my part-time job! Haha. Along with becoming a scientist, which I am still 100% doing so don't worry about that).

Also, all the clothing is ethically manufactured! Which is why it's a little bit pricey but hey, slow fashion = good quality that'll last for ages & peace of mind!

You can check out all of my designs here, but right now I'm going to show you a selection of my favourites. I've also tried to give the collections some pun-derful names, so make sure you click on them to see what I've named each collection (and have a good groan too, because they're pretty awful puns haha).

If you like any of these designs and want to a) support me & b) adorn your body with some beautiful stuff, then please consider purchasing some of these items! And you can check out ALL of my designs here.

If there's a design you want on a different piece of clothing that I don't have, just let me know and I'll make it just for you. ALSO ALSO if you want any of these in fabrics, there's 23 different fabric types that I can use for these prints, so just leave me a comment/email me, and I'll make it up just for you!

Have a beautiful day - I'm working on a new make thrift buy video right now, which will hopefully be up on Youtube by tonight tomorrow! Woo hoo!


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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

I am declaring myself the thrifting queen...

...because I obtained this Pin Up Girl Clothing dress secondhand for $5. In exactly my size. This is the original that retails for $108.

There's a lot to be said for jumping off your bus in the middle of nowhere in a sleazy neighbourhood because you spotted some very hungover young adults in a sharehouse throwing a yard sale. That's exactly how I obtained this dress. I also got a cute polkadot skirt for $1 - which sadly didn't fit, but I regifted to my friend!
That's all. To be honest I'm just popping in here today to gloat. ;) 
(Also in case you were wondering, the shoes are from a shop that no longer exists.)

Hope you're all having a lovely October 21st (AKA BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY OMG).

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Saturday, 17 October 2015

DIY Bat Wing Hooded Shirt | Make Thrift Buy #26 - Halloween Edition!

Hello everybody, and I hope you're all having the spoopiest of Octobers! ;)

I'll let you in on a secret - occasionally, when I embark on some of these projects in the Make Thrift Buy series, I don't actually think I'll end up wearing what I create. And it was the same with this project. When I was planning to make this hoodie, I thought that there would be no way I'd actually wear it out and about.

Ha. I pretty much haven't taken it off since I completed it 2 days ago. It's SO comfy, and SO cute, and *just* weird enough that I've fallen completely in love with it, but not weird enough to make me scared to leave the house wearing it! I think I'm actually going to wear this year-round (well, in the colder months, at the very least!)

Here's the video! I hope you enjoy it :)


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Saturday, 10 October 2015

How To: Lace Bralettes!

I FINALLY DID IT!! ٩( ᐛ )و

I made a bralette pattern, which (I really REALLY hope) is fairly universal!
[Update: A couple of people of all different sizes have been sending in photos of their finished bralettes, saying that it fits really well and it's totally comfy, so yay!]
I have been searching and searching the internet for a decent bralette tutorial or pattern, but every single tutorial that I found just came with pre-made patterns. 
One of the reasons that I don't like pre-made patterns is because every human body doesn't actually fit into 3 or 4 neat sizes. I know I could spend a lot of time altering the patterns so that they fit me, but I wanted something that would fit me *perfectly*, and also a pattern that's simple to alter when my measurements change - as my weight fluctuates extremely easily right now (thnx prednisone).

Anyway, the basic bralette that I made worked out so well that I even did some fancy extra things like adding lining, and adding extra elastic to turn it into a caged bralette.
I also forced Katie to let me make her a bralette (...she didn't exactly complain), so that I could test my pattern out on a different sized body, and increase my sample size for the pattern to 2. The only thing I did wrong here, as you can see, was that the caged elastic straps are too tight - so don't do that, if you're making your own!

Anyway, I really hope that this helps all of YOU, lovely internet people, to make your very own bralettes. Please let me know if you have some success with this pattern (or even failures!)

I've made 5 of these now and once you have a pattern drawn up (which takes around an hour), they only take about 1.5 hours to make, so it becomes a really quick and easy project. They're absolutely perfect for lounging around the house in, but supportive enough (if you've got a fairly small-sized chest like me) to wear out as well! 

SO without further ado, here's the video tutorial:

I hope you're all doing well!

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