So after I customised my studded loafers a few weeks ago, I decided that customising clothes is something that really interests me; there is something very satisfying about wearing an item of clothing that nobody else owns, especially when you have made it yourself, and I am overly jealous of people who can make their own clothes from scratch. So my dad and I visited our local auction a couple of weeks ago as they had a few lots of materials that I could have a play around with, and we ended up coming home with metres upon metres of chiffon, lace, cotton thread and other fabrics. Admittedly we did go a bit overboard; the box room, the garden shed and my dad's car all look like a dress maker's workshop at the moment as we can't figure out where to store it all.
On the plus side, I can start experimenting and hopefully create a few (hopefully wearable) pieces. There is a minor obstacle, in that I am not at all skilled in using a sewing machine, or a needle and thread for that matter, but practice makes perfect, right?
I am already planning on maybe adding a lace trim or pocket to some denim shorts, but if you have any other ideas, let me know, and look forward to possibly a few DIY posts on my blog in the future :)
Do you like to customise your clothes? Any sewing tips for a noob like me?