Saturday, February 25, 2012

One Pearl Button

One Pearl Button is a blog full of recycled fashion and craft ideas! Here are a few of the best:

Crocheted Rug from old sheets
Mittens and beanie from old sweater
Sweater rug
Paper covered pens

Great DIY fashion blogs

I love making things from other things.. upcycling or refashions as some call it.. Here are a few great blogs which have DIY tutorials to make your own clothes including a lot of tailored and altered fashion from op shop finds, old clothes etc!!

Skirt from 2 t-shirts
Peasant shirt makeover
Back button-up shirt from dress shirt- Love this!!

Ruffled pencil skirt
Add fabric panel to fit
Button up shirt from men's shirt
Grey dress
Striped dress
Trash to Couture
Polka Dot Bow Blouse
XL men's shirt to girl's dress
Pleated shirt from skirt
Duck In Yellow- Grad gown to dress
Caftan to cute dress- He's and Hahas
Overalls to dress

Look at my previous post for Welcome to the Good life: takes inspiration from existing fashion pieces and recreates them on the cheap.

Refashionista A refashioned item from op shop finds everyday! (really love her style!) Check out my previous post for my favs.

Fourty-nine Dresses: Thrifted/op shop finds and refashions as well as fabric craft, jewelry/accessories using thrifted resources..

Cotton and Curls
Refashion Forward: Another blog who alters op shop finds into fashionable items with tutorials!
Brand New Vintage uses op shop finds and alters them to refashion and make modern and awesome! Check out the blog for the dreadful before pics that would otherwise be discarded!
Grosgrain Fabulous Costumes, DIY tutorials and tailoring op shop finds!
One Pearl Button DIY refashions and crafts
Pearls and Scissors Refashion plus a shop
I'm a Thriftaholic list of blogs who love to thrift!
Re-fashion nation: a list of blogs passionate about refashions.
Suburbs Mama also takes inspiration from existing fashions and recreates them cheaper.
Made By Lex has great refashions plus tutorials.
New Dress A Day has op shop dresses refashioned!
El Mismo Sol makes and sells upcycled clothing from old t-shirts, sweaters and blankets.  Also found here
Lady Girl Vintage: Some great and easy refashions!
Sally Ann: upcycles and uses recycled materials to make clothing.
Off Square
Our Life Is Beautiful
Carissa Knits: Knitting, refashions and thrift shop fashion
Lady Girl Vintage: Great vintage style refashions
Duck In Yellow- Stylish refashions
Refashion co-op Collaborative blog of refashions
Hems and hahas- Love her style of dresses

Altered DIY Fashion

Awesome blog Welcome to the Good life has great DIY fashion inspiration and tutorials. The blogger alters dresses she finds on special or at op shops and creates copies of high end clothes for cheap or alters them to fit or be more modest etc. She also makes and sells headbands. Check out her shop

Dress from button up shirt Could be made from a men's shirt!
Twisted top
Anthropologie inspired braided short sleeve jumperaltered from large op shop find
My favpurite Pleated dress from op shop long pleated skirt
Altered XL Pleated skirt into dress
Vintage bow-tie skirt from op shop skirt
Wear a long sleeved top as a skirt
Sailor inspired dress

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mad Hatter Tea Party

I need to add to my bucket list to have a Mad Hatter themed party! I can imagine using all sorts of odd table cloths and runners, lots of lace and different pattern fabrics, chairs of all sorts, mixed matched cups and saucers in all different colours and patterns, cake and sandwich stands, candlesticks, lampshades, lots of teapots, watches and clocks, wallpaper, hat and coat stands, hats, drink me and eat me bottles etc!! Everyone would have to at least wear a hat or dress up in random clothing. We would have to change seats at intervals and would have to play cards or croquet! And other old fashioned games like musical chairs, potato sack or three-legged races.. We would serve sandwiches, cup cakes and macaroons in lots of colours. Invitatons would match the theme and if possible we could set it all up in a forest, bush area or in the garden! It could be sophisticated and proper or fun and kiddish..

I love the textures and patterns of this Mad Hatter Tea Party from Curious Sofa featured in Better Homes and Gardens:

Other ideas:
Have to have this Sign

Jam in paint tins applied to scones with pastry brush!

or Painted roses cupcakes
Heart Tarts: These are easy and look fantastic too!

Alice in Wonderland ideas
Paper teapots- gifts or centrepieces

My Pinterest inspiration

Kara's Party Ideas: Alice In Wonderland has more ideas for an Alice in Wonderland/Mad Hatter's party. Also heaps of other awesome party ideas on her blog!

Green Wedding Shoes: Mad Hatter bridal shower.

High Tea Mad Hatter style: Food and deco ideas

LeDeeDah: Etsy shop with Mad Hatter centerpieces and hats.

Vintage Wedding Dresses!!!!

I'm definitely having a vintage type wedding. I love the 20's so maybe that era.. I love these Yolan Cris 2011 Revival Vintage Wedding Dresses. There's so much inspiration out there..

Johanna Johnson 1930's
Art Deco inspired
The Bride, Her Wedding
Wedding dresses through the ages
Great Gatsby 20's wedding
1920's wedding photos
Great Gatsby inspired wedding ideas
Offbeat Bride 1920's Wedding