Posts tagged ‘customise’

April 10, 2012

DIY : Headbands // Bandeaux faits maison

Did you know you could easily make a headband out of any ribbon or trimming you have lying around ?! And when I say “you”, I mean YOU ! Whoever you are ! This is one of the easiest DIYs EVER – trust me ! I spent more time writing this than I did making these three headbands – true story.

Saviez-vous que vous pouvez créer vos propres bandeaux chez vous avec n’importe quel ruban qui traîne ? Même si vous n’avez pas l’habitude de bricoler ! Voici l’un des tutos les plus simples que j’aurais pu vous fournir. J’ai passé plus de temps à rédiger l’article qu’à créer ces trois bandeaux !

To make your own homemade headband, YOU WILL NEED :

– Ribbon or other trimmings. Du ruban.

– 10 cm of elastic (approx, use your head – literally !). 10cm d’élastique (env. selon la taille de votre tête !)

– A needle and thread. Une aiguille et du fil.

– A few cm extra ribbon. Quelques cm supplémentaires de ruban.

– Fabric glue. De la colle à tissu.

Here’s how to do it yourself :

Toi-même tu sais faire :

Basically, you sew your ribbon to the elastic on both ends. Make this just a little smaller than the size of your head so that when you wear it the elastic is pulling slightly to keep it on. To cover up the stitching, glue a smaller piece of ribbon around the stitched patch. Done !

Tout ce que vous devez faire est coudre votre ruban sur votre élastique à chaque extrêmité. Créez un bandeau un peu plus petit que votre tête, de façon à ce qu’il tienne grâce à l’élastique qui tire légèrement. Collez un dernier morceau de ruban par-dessus la partie cousue. Terminé !

Have fun making these, they’re great for adding a bit of colour or adventure to an outfit without breaking the bank or taking ages to make !

Eclatez-vous à créer des bandeaux de toutes sortes, il n’y a rien de mieux pour égayer une tenue sans trop dépenser ni trop travailler !

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April 10, 2012

DIY : Sleeveless denim jacket // Veste en jean sans manches

If you’ve been following my cute inspiration boards on Pinterest, you’ll know by now that one of my fav’ items for this Spring / Summer is the sleeveless denim jacket. Sleeveless jackets are all over already : Topshop, Net-a-Porter and Asos all offer a trendy selection this season. As usual, I decided to make my own and conveniently I had an old denim jacket with grotty sleeves – the perfect item for this DIY !

Si vous me suivez sur Pinterest, vous savez déjà que l’un des articles que j’attends de porter avec impatience ce printemps est la veste en jean sans manches, so rock’n’roll ! Comme d’hab, j’ai décidé pour ma part de créer ma propre veste en jean sans manches. Il s’est avéré que j’avais déjà une veste dont les manches avaient bieeeen vécu – parfaite pour cette session de customisation !

As you can see, this DIY is pretty simple to pull off. To get you there, here’s a step by step tutorial :

Comme vous pouvez le voir, c’est simple comme bonjour ! Voici le tuto pour vous guider :

– Denim jacket : an old friend, also seen in my OOTD right here.

– Sequin and velvet tee : Dahlia, Carnaby Street

– Sunnies : Monki Olive in light pink

Grab your grubby old jacket and snip off the sleeves along the inside of the seam. I cut mine so that the top of the sleeve was still poking out, I think it gives the sleeveless jacket that cute extra feminine touch. Next and last step : pop your jacket in the washing machine for a quick spin – this will not only whip away the dust from the back of your wardrobe but will also fray the sleeves so the cut doesn’t look so brand new. Leave to dry and pull over a fun tee !

Prenez votre veste et coupez en les manches le long de la couture, du côté de la poitrine. J’ai coupé mes manches de façon à laisser un peu de tissu en haut, pour une touche de féminité sur les épaules. Pour finir, passez votre veste sans manches à la machine afin de lui redonner du pep’s et surtout de donner un look plus destroy au tissu coupé. Laissez sécher et portez avec un tee-shirt rigolo !

Now you’re rockin’.


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April 7, 2012

DIY Studded Denim Shorts

Cut off jeans are a staple when it comes to Spring/Summer fashion, but it’s always nice to have a pair that shouts out “I’m not just any old denim shorts !”. Here is a DIY idea using pins to stud your jeans – the perfect outfit for a summer’s day rockin’ in the sun !

To make your own pair of Studded Denim Shorts, YOU WILL NEED :

– An old pair of jeans

– A pair of scissors

– A pot of pins

– A tube of fabric glue or super glue

– A small pair of pliers

– A strip of iron-on fabric adhesive

– An hour’s time

Tutorial :

Place you’re jeans on a flat surface and  have a think about which parts you wish to stud. It’s nice to have large panels of studs but make sure you get them nice and straight. If you’re a perfectionist, you might like to use a ruler and felt tip to plan out where you will place your studs. When you’re ready to pin-it, put a spot of glue onto your first pin and poke it through the denim. Fold over the spike with your pliers, making sure you squeeze it nice and tight. Continue to stud the front and back of your jeans until your design is done. Next, turn your jeans inside out so you can see where pins have been folded. If you just studded the pockets and belt loops you won’t need to do this, but if any of the pins are likely to touch your skin, follow these simple steps. Take a spare patch of denim (you could use a piece off the leg as we will be cutting the jeans into shorts later on). Place fabric adhesive on the back of the denim and iron onto the back of the pins. Finally, cut the shorts to the length you feel comfortable with, leave the glue to dry, and wear !

Let me know if you make your own !


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