Sunday, 10 July 2011

DIY 1

Holiday is over, and I have a very long period between finding out my A level results *cries* so to keep myself busy I've planned on doing a few little DIY projects every week or so. I used to really love sewing and just messing around with fabrics, I had bags full of old materials when I was a child, which I would spend hours playing with and making dresses with my friends - however because of college and studying Ive never had the time to sit down and have some fun with a needle and thread... until now :)
and here is my first DIY project: The lace collar.

I bought this dress from H&M about 2 (?) years ago, and I adore it, but I felt it needed a bit of revamp so i decided to add a little peterpan/lace collar to it :)

 
I got the lace and pearl beads from the Birmingham market, and I think all together is cost me £2.50 which isn't too shabby at all! The lace collar is actually meant for small toddlers - but shh!


 
 Viola! A knitted dress with a cute lace collar. it was such a simple and cheap DIY I cant believe fashion stores will charge £30 or more for something similar or, to be honest, ANYTHING, with a little collar on it just because its "on trend".  

tell me what you think please!

33 comments:

  1. Stunning baby :)
    Made a nice dress beautiful! :D good work baby xx

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  2. Following you:D Lovely blog, and I like your blue dress!
    Kisses
    Taida

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  3. very cute! i love diy's :) i have a bunch of super easy ones on my blog if you're ever looking for new ideas!

    xoxo Lindsay
    lindsayelizabethm.blogspot.com

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  4. :D I think the collar really helps the dress. Sometimes DIYs ruin stuff but this looks awesome. Looks like it was meant to be there. I likeee :)

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  5. Love the DIY! Super cute idea!

    xx,
    -davie+erica

    >>LPFashionPhilosophy.com

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  6. I so wish I was more creative. Love what you did! I am always amazed with what people come up with.....blow me away!

    xo,
    Sarah
    Get UP & Go

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  7. great diy! your dress looks so so gorgeous with a lace collar!

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  8. Beautyfull dress.. You dress loook so Perfect.. I really love tthis dress.. I am now following you blog. I hope you also want to follow me :D

    http://www.smileandeatcake.blogspot.com/

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  9. i love this idea, ive had a lace thing like that for months now and been planning on adding it to a top or something, must do it soon

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  10. Love it!
    Looks great on you .

    X

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  11. thankyou! the trick to the nails in black liquid eyeliner! and yes bumble&bumble products are amazing!

    thanks for the comment on my blog :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  12. wow so nice! Great job and such a simple and effective DIY! x

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  13. That dress turned out absolutely adorable! I'm loving the simple addition of a lace collar, so cute!

    xoxoo
    chloe ** flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  14. this looks really great! good job ^^

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  15. Hi! I like this post so much, you look really great!
    If you want come and visit my blog, and if you like, follow me!

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  16. this is sooo cute! I love little collar details and its just perfect for this dress! xxx

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  17. This is so lovely! Just the perfect touch!

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  18. such a great idea, soo soo cuteee :) xxx

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  19. PERFECT d.i.y darling

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  20. Hey !
    Nice DIY, the dress looks lovely !
    Have a nice day !
    Xoxo

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  21. Cute *

    http://ladyfashionoui.blogspot.com/
    Have a fashionable day! <3
    XOXO
    IT *

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  22. thx for your comment on my blog...

    i hope you gonna be my next follower ...if you want :)

    nice DIY:)


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  23. I love cute DIYs! The lace collar looks oh-so wonderful!


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  24. This is really cute and I love how the white collar mixes with the purple! I wish I had something like this. :)
    http://www.fashionaddictgirl.com

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  25. Amazing idea! :)
    I should try it, i'm not very good at sewing though.
    sharpest-lives@blogspot.com

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  26. wow love a bit of DIY. you totally spiced this up!

    Nicola Claire

    xxxx

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  27. wow, the lace collar has completely transformed this dress! it looks so cute now! xx

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  28. adorable DIY!you just made the dress so pretty!

    http://mestizay.blogspot.com/

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  29. beautiful! Love the dress color!

    http://fashionbymental.blogspot.com/

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  30. So cute.Love the dress :)
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  31. You are really talented!!Personally I cannot do anything like DIY...amazing blog too!!

    mysteryfishbowl.blogspot.com

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