Friday, 13 April 2012

"SHE SAID LIVING WITH ME IS BRINGING HER DOWN, YEAH"

Listening to: Ticket To Ride- The Beatles.

I LOVE THE BEATLES.

I think they are one of the few bands I could listen to all day everyday- and I can't think of a song I don't like. I love them so so so very much! But don't ask me if I'm a Lennon or McCartney fan- how can I choose? (Especially when there is also Harrison and Starr in the mix).

I could spend hours writing about how much I love the Beatles and which songs are in my top ten and why (and recounting the dream where I had 4 sons named after the band) but this is purely a side note to my DIY of the weekend.

I choose today (because I couldn't get them out of my head for most of the week) to wear my customised Beatles top (it's just a mens shirt from Primark I cut the sleeves and neck off).


 

 Top: Customised from Primark
Jacket: H&M
Tights & Socks: Primark
Shoes: eBay.
Hat: H&M

I seem to be physically unable to were any tie-up shoes or shoes that cover the majority of my feet without socks, be it these creepers, converse, boots, plimsolls -anything! I know it properly looks really silly but I just feel uncomfortable without them (I'm so strange)! But this is about my latest DIY piece, which I was spurred into doing by wearing these jeans today.


It's another pair of denim shorts from an old pair of jeans.
Once again  - very simple DIY. I drew the length I wanted onto my jeans, cut, and turned my hair inside out to stitch a hem.


Using lace with some beautiful rose print, I cut out the sections I wanted to add lace affect to leaving a border that I folded over to make a slightly neater edge.

Here they are.






I really like them- They didn't take nearly as long as I thought they would. What does everyone think?
Jodie x

24 comments:

  1. The fabric you used is really nice! I was talking to my friend earlier in the day about customising old jeans, it's literally the best thing ever! I just steal some old jeans from my dad and get scissor happy... I'm trying to get the whole bleach/dyeing right so I can have them in different colours :-) x

    http://segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thank you- not bad for a find in a charity shop for 50p for about 2metres- all it needed was a wash.
      I can't get enough of them- so glad I kept the jeans I had when I was fatter.
      Ive tried the bleaching denim and painted it with fabbris paint but I've help back from dying so far- I worried that once I start all my clothes will suddenly be dyed (and more than likely the majority will be dyed black).

      x

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    2. Oh charity shops are gold mines I tells you! There's always a good find there!...ooo fabric paint sounds like a good idea, I've been procrastinating against trying out a DIY galaxy print on my plain black t-shirt but I think I'll give it a try. x

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    3. That is an amazing idea- you should do it! X

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  2. Did you machine or hand stitch the lace on? I find lace sooo difficult to work with, but you've made these look awesome! :) x

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    1. I hand stitched it on- I had stitch pretty much everything as im not overly confident on a machine.
      Its a bit fiddley but once you get started it ge9ts a lot easier to work with.
      thank you x

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  3. i LOVEEE the lace on ur shorts and ur creepers, your blog is just so lovely, keep up the good work, ill be visiting again very soon :)

    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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    1. Thank you do very much :D hope to see a comment from you again soon!
      I was planning in wereing my shorts today but I'm going to a camp out so I've layered up instead
      X

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  4. that tee is awesome ! beatles rock!!!
    oh and i loove how the shorts turned out!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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    1. T really is amazing- even better that I bought the last in the size when I saw it, so it was date I own this top. Thanks x

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  5. love your creepers! i want a pair of these so bad! and you should definitely experiment with lots more colour!

    thanks for the comment on my blog,
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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    1. I love them do much- I've been wanting them for years do glad I finally bought them. Buy them they go with pretty much everything in my wardrobe.
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  6. the shorts look gorgeous! and i'm so super jealous of your creepers; they're lush! Lovely blog! :) xo

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    1. Thanks- they are a lot simpler to make than they look- give it a go.

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  8. lovely outfit! and amazing shorts :D! great job ^^

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  9. this is such a cool idea, you've inspired me to get some material and start diy ing :)

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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    1. Thank you. Yes you should- I love DIYing.

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  10. i love the beatles too :] cute look! loving those shorts!

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