So as you can see there are some changes happening to Cheapnchic.net. We will soon be re-branding and launching as a business! How exciting! So I have started (now that I have the time and am not full time at the radio) really doing the blog the way I always wanted. Shooting my DIYs at lovely locations, styling the shoots and also watermarking and labelling all the images.
It took me hours today! HOURS! But the great news is, the DIY itself, only takes about 5 minutes. I devised this for the event I hosted with GAP. I think it looks amazing with vintage fabrics you may find in thrift stores. Try and re-fashion a vintage tie this way!
You will need: Glue gun, elastic, fabric scissors and cute patterned fabric.
Cut a rectangle of fabric 24cm x 12cm in width. Fold it in half and glue the ends together:
From here glue the ends in again to meet half way:
From here cut another strip of fabric 12cm x 6cm. Glue the ends of the strips facing towards eachother (as above) and then once more again to form a band that’s 2cm in width:
Pinch the wider rectangle through the centre and glue in between the pinches:
Flip the tie on it’s wrong side and thread a piece of elastic through and glue between the grooves:
Quickly glue over each edge of the thin band in the centre of the bow and cut off the edges neatly:
My fabulous new intern Mica Nelson and I went to the Fringe World festival in Perth and were able to get some amazing images at the circus-themed stage of me in the bow tie!
Jacket: H&M, Shorts: Kuala Lumpur, Lipstick: MAC Lady Danger.
I think the bow tie turned out splendidly and the shoot was fab. Thankyou Mica!
Please let me know what you think of my new-look images too!