Tuesday, 18 September 2012

On the Mend || #1 - Urban Outfitters Jumper

Hi again, I hope you had a nice weekend! 

Inspired by the lovely El at aThriftyMrs, I thought I'd start a new DIY feature on this blog in which I show an old, abandoned item of my clothing and attempt to mend it/customise it so that it's wearable again. I've lost a dress size recently and, being a student with a heavy addiction to live gigs, (why are concert tickets so expensive dag nammit?) I'm struggling to afford new clothes for the colder months. Then I realised that I'm a massive clothes hoarder and I have many an unloved skirt or top lying dead at the bottom of my chest of drawers and that it would be easy and cheap to fix them rather than go and buy a whole new wardrobe. Ok, being sensible with money might not be as fun as going on a shopping spree but learning to get better with my hands can only be a good thing, right? ;) Ahem, moving on...

Today I mended  the little hole between the neckline of a grey UO jumper I found from a couple of years back and the statement neckline made of the same fabric. I used an invisible plasticy thread I found in my mums sewing tin and stitched that baby right back up. It only took 5 minutes despite my lack of sewing skills, cost me nothing and I had something that felt new to wear this weekend - awesome :)

Oooohh.... ahhhhh.... pretty new-ish jumper. Marvel at it in all its mended glory!

 Also, I went to Alton Towers today with the family as a last day out together before I go back to uni, it was really good to spend some time together and I managed to take this mediocre picture with my phone before it ran out of battery:

What did you get upto this weekend? Have you ever DIY'd any of your clothes before?

Hollie x


  1. This is such a good idea, I love the way the jumper looked - hooray for getting better with your hands! ;) Haha. I'm such a gig bug too, wish I had unlimited funds so I could be at one every night! Ha. The only DIY I've done is cutting the sleeves off tshirts, not very exciting. xo

    1. Just letting you know that I've nominated you for The Blog Bug Award. :) You can check it out here: http://spiderleglashes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/award-i-got-bitten-by-blog-bug.html xo

  2. aww fair play for doing this yourself! im in the process of DIYing a dress to make it a skirt.. absolutely terrified to see how it turns out! :)

  3. Wow, such a great idea! I LOVE the braiding! Such a good job!

    xo Jenny

  4. I love this jumper, looks great:)


  5. What a lovely blog :) So impressed with your DIY skills :)

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  6. I'm so rubbish at DIY! This looks amazing, good job! Maybe i'll be brave and try...x


  7. Love that top, the braid at the top is soo nice!


  8. really cool DIY, the end result is so chic! thanks for stopping by my blog :)


  9. I love this DIY, it came out so cute. I'm your newest follower, please check out my blog and follow me too if you like it :)


  10. Love the neckline it looks gorgeous! Has definitely inspired me to do some DIY with my own clothing! xx


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