Sunday, 17 January 2016

DIY Heart Embroidered Sweater

So in the spirit and upkeep of New Year's Resolutions we have decided to do more DIYs/crafty things. Got an ugly/boring jumper? Pimp it out with embroidery. Because some of us may not have the skills to make a couture dress or structured jacket, this is a simple and easy way to customise your clothes and make them look pretty original, so without further ado, here's the tutorial...
 You will need...
  • Jumper/Top
  • Needles and Thread
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Design
  • Embroidery Wheel (optional)

 1. (Optional) Attach your fabric to the embroidery wheel. You should make sure that this is tight/firmly adjusted to it so that it is easy to draw on your pattern/design.
 2. Find a design. Whilst we went for something a bit more anatomical, you can also use your own drawings and pictures (we highly recommend Tumblr as your source of inspiration...).
 3. Draw on your design lightly with a thin pen or pencil.
 4. Start embroidering :) If you do no know how to do this, the easiest way to to follow the pattern you have drawn with a backstitch (see below).

 4. If you have (like us) done an anatomical heart, use blue and red thread to sew on the veins. You can use diagrams and images form online as a reference, but we pretty much made it up.
Voila! We also customised a pair of jeans, which you can see above...
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Thursday, 7 January 2016

OOTD: Cool and Neutral

Jacket - Vintage, Asos Marketplace
Jumper - Monki
Trousers - Topshop
Boots - Vagabond
Bag - French Connection 
I know what you're thinking. I look like a human marshmallow. A human marshmallow clad in cigarette pants and a pretty cool pair of chunky boots. As a consequence of living in the UK, we often suffer from the cold and wind and rain and all that crappy weather has to offer. I found this jacket from Asos Marketplace and after discovering it was a mere £12 and had fleece lining, had to pick it up to protect me from the misery that is Winter in England. It was worn with a plain jumper and cigarette pants to look more stylish and less like that creepy thing from Ghostbusters. 
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