DIY Round Up – The Perfect Fit

The latest DIY round up on Ethical Fashion Bloggers had a theme of ‘the perfect fit’. We all probably have at least one or two pieces of clothing in our wardrobe that don’t fit quite right and this challenge was all about converting them into something beautiful and wearable that fits just right.

Erica of Recycled Fashion has upcycled a mens business shirt into a fabulous casual shirt without sleeves.

Pao of Project Minima has cleverly changed the fit of her shirt completely by making it into trousers.

I have removed the sleeves from this dress which I posted about on Ethical Fashion Blog.

I hope that you are having a good week.

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

 

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October’s DIY/ Upcycled Knitwear Challenge

For October at Ethical Fashion Bloggers, the DIY upcycled challenge is all about knitwear. Of course knitwear is always a good way to keep warm at this time of year but it can also look amazing too!

Vix at Vintage Vixen looks stunning in this floor length crochet coat made by her Mum from unravelled jumble sale  jumpers in the 1970s!

Pao of Project Minima has repaired and rejuvenated this beautiful pair of pearl embellished gloves. Make sure you check out her blog for the fantastic DIY outfit that she wore with her gloves.

Over on my Ethical Fashion Blog, I tried my hand at dip dying a cardigan from a charity shop. More details of what I did on the blog.

I hope that you are having a fantastic October. A big thank you to all of those who have participated in this months outfit challenges and round ups. I will be in touch soon with more details of what we will be doing in November soon.

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

 

 

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September DIY Challenge – Lace

This months DIY/ Upcycling challenge is all about lace. You can either make something or upcycle something using lace or upcycle something old made from lace. All you need to do is post your DIY to your blog and email the link to ceri@heathcotecommunications.co.uk by Sunday 23rd September. I will post a round up of all of the posts on Monday 24th.

Just in case you are in need of a little inspiration, check out the You Tube tutorial for Anthroplogie inspired lace shorts above.

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

 

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Thrifty DIY And Upcycling Round Up For March

For March, the Ethical Fashion Bloggers were challenged to make or upcycle a piece of clothing or accessory without spending much money. There is some fantastic inspiration here on ways to refresh your wardrobe with really easy ways to refashion an old piece of clothing to slightly more complex sewing projects for a whole new piece of clothing from something old, all without spending much money at all!

Terri at Rags Against the Machine has upcycled this beautiful printed shirt by replacing its buttons and added cute hearts to this skirt to cover burn holes.

Pao from Project Minima has been making good with scraps! This reversible vest has been made with real attention to detail right down to the handmade bias tape edging.

Franca of Oranges and Apples has made this fantastic dress using a thrifty sheet that she got from the Salvation Army.

At Thrifted Shift a cosy cardigan refashioned with some new buttons (and a very sweet dog!)

Vix at Vintage Vixen has made some Hippi tastic jeans by customising a pair she got at a car boot sale.

I recycled some old t shirts into a headband. Further details of this project on my blog Ethical Fashion Blog

If you fancy having a go at creating your own DIY clothes by upcycling something old, why not join us at Ethical Fashion Bloggers and take part in our monthly DIY round ups.

With warmest wishes

Ceri

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The Valentine’s Day DIY/ Upcycling Round Up

Valentines Day is a fantastic time to show someone how much you love them but it can also get just a teensy weensy bit commercialised. For our February DIY/ Upcycling round up on Ethical Fashion Bloggers we have some great inspiration for fashion and accessories for Valentine’s Day which don’t involve buying anything new.

First up, the newest member of Ethical Fashion Bloggers, Thrifted Shift has a stylish and warm outfit featuring an upcycled cardigan and DIY circle scarf.

Franca of Oranges and Apples has made these cute heart brooches from scraps of fabric.

Jean of all Trades has made this amazing skirt from guess what? door matts

 

Marcie of Care Wear Share has made this beautiful paper flower necklace using old magazines.

 

I made this heart applique top using an old sweatshirt. You can check it out on my blog Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog.

I hope that you are having a fantastic Valentines Day. If you would like to join in our DIY/ upcycling roundups and outfit challenges, you can find out how to join us at Ethical Fashion Bloggers here.

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

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Happy New Year -Ethical Party Outfits and Christmas DIYs

A really Happy New Year. I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas or holiday.

In December we ran two Christmas themed round ups/ outfit challenges. Unfortunately, for various reasons, there were a number of posts that didn’t get included. Apologies to those who got missed out, I am definitely going to work on streamlining the whole procedure for the new year so that this doesn’t happen again. These posts were far too good to miss so I thought that I would include them in a new year round up.

 

Bella from Citizen Rosebud looks fabulous in this striking vintage outfit.

A really beautiful shirt made by Erica of Recycled Fashion using tropical bird fabric purchased from an RSPCA Opportunity Shop.

ringholder DIY

Jessie of Jessie.Anne.O made this beautiful ring holder for a vegan ladies holiday brunch.

Here is Marcie, Maya and Kia of Care Wear Share in their outfits for a fun Christmas craft party.

As always, I would definitely recommend that you check out the individual blogs for further information and images of outfits and DIYs.

With warmest wishes

Ceri X

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A Handmade and Upcycled Christmas

Todays DIY and Upcycled round up on Ethical Fashion Bloggers has a Christmas theme. Christmas can turn into an endless round of consumerism but Ethical Fashion Bloggers have some inspiration for how you can be a little more eco friendly and maybe even save some money. Handmade presents also mean so much more than something bought and an upcycled outfit is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd at a Christmas party.

 Marcie of Care Wear Share has transformed Geraldine Giraffe into Gerald Giraffe with some homemade couture.

 Jean of all Trades has  a very stylish upcycled a skirt made from mens pinstripe trousers for her Christmas party outfit.

Franca of Oranges and Apples has baked delicious cookies for her friends for Chrismas.

 

 Vix at Vintage Vixen has wrapped her pressies in handmade wrapping paper made using a block stamp.

 Janet of the Gardners Cottage has made an assortment of homemade jams to give to her neighbours.

Mary Van Note has made a fabulous thrifted and vintage outfit for Christmas.

I have made a DIY bow necklace for a Christmas present, featured on Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and looking forward to lots more Ethical Fashion Bloggers DIY round ups and outfit posts in the new year.

with warmest wishes

Ceri x

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Christmas Upcycled and DIY Round Up – 21st Dec

 

I am afraid with everything going on for Christmas, I forgot to post about the Christmas DIY round up that was going to happen on Monday. As it is only a few days away now I have decided to extend it to Wednesday 21st December.

So if you would like to participate in the Ethical Fashion Bloggers Christmas Upcycled and DIY round up please post your links in the comments section of this post by the end of the day (whatever time zone you are in) on Wednesday 21st Decemeber.

You can feature any DIY or upcycling project that has some sort of connection to Chrismas perhaps something for a Christmas party outfit or some thing that you have made to give to some one else or even something that just looks festive because it is red or sparkly.

I can’t wait to see what you have made. If you are not already a member of Ethical Fashion Bloggers, you can join us here to participate in this round up.

With warmest wishes

Ceri

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Ethical Fashion Bloggers – DIY Round Up November

Ethical Fashion Bloggers DIY Round Up

I am so excited to present the first ever Ethical Fashion Bloggers monthly DIY round up featuring some very stylish pieces of clothing and accessories that have been cleverly upcycled by these talented bloggers.  Enjoy!

Recycled Fashion – 80′s Rag Top

Misfits Vintage - If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead yet?

Oranges and Apples- Amazing Upcycled Bags By My Cloud Designs

Vintage Vixen – Get on Your Boots

Learning the Business of Fashion – DIY Projects…

Jean of all Trades – Windows 7 Takes the Fashion World by Storm

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog – Refashioning DIY Tromp L’Oeil Top

Ethical Fashion Bloggers will be running a DIY round up on the third week of each month, if you would like to join in, you can find out how to join here.

 

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DIY and Upcycled Fashion Round Up – 21st November

I have decided to do the DIY round up a week later than scheduled to give everyone plenty of time to join in. It would be amazing if we could all share our favourite DIY/ upcycling posts, perhaps one from the past or something that you have done this week. All you need to do is post your link in the comments section of this blog post by next Monday (21st November) and I will post the round up on Wednesday (23rd November). All participants then just need to copy the round up and post to their blogs by the end of the week.

You can make anything that you like as long as it is fashion related, perhaps turn something old that you never wear into something different that you will wear or how about decorating something you already have by embellishing, dying or bleaching. The possibilities are endless and I am sure you have loads more ideas than me.

I can’t wait to see what you have you made!

If you are not yet a member of Ethical Fashion Bloggers and would like to join in our round up, you can join here.

With warmest wishes

Ceri X

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