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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fashion accessory: Ruffing It

In dire need of something to dress up a plain tee, I was quite suddenly inspired to DIY a bit of a ruff this evening. This one is 3 layers of fabric, gathered at the top and joined by a 'choker' band.

Wear it with your sensible business shirt and suit (suddenly missing the daily work dress-ups), or add a little zest to the jeans and t-shirt combo. I likey!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Skirting around: still feeling SJP!

So I've worked out how to wear the SJP DIY re-deaux stripe top 'dressed down' with jeans. But what to wear with it now that I have promised my "blind date" Lady Smaggle that I will be wearing it tomorrow when we meet for the first time at the Canberra Centre's High Tea and fashion show?

With absolutely no funds in the bank, I'll have to make something using only stash materials...

And so, I present the skirt, let's call her Patrizia. (Kinda) named after the Ikea fabric design, I may still need to shorten her just a little. She has a very wide waist band (I'm wearing it with a black belt) and knife pleats at the waist. Very cute with the heels, not too bad considering I used no pattern what-so-ever!

This combination should not be worn by a shy type of person, luckily, I'm not. Look out Lady Smaggle, I don't think you'll miss me in this!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sex and the City: Fashion Re-deaux

I have been searching (but not very hard let me tell you) for a simple black and white 3/4 sleeve crew neck tshirt to do a little DIY re-deaux of this top as worn by SJP in season 6 of Sex and the City.

So I found it yesterday at Cotton On, 2 for $30, chopped one up into loops (from the hem upward) and gathered the loops and formed them into a rosette and stitched it on to the other.

I think I may go bigger as I have more loops and the appeal of the style is it's scale. But at the current size it can still be worn with a jacket or cardi - it's fun. Hmmmm, what do you think?

And here's me with my frenchy chic new haircut!

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