Wednesday 16 December 2009

Waste Not , Want Not.........

Vintage silk midi dress (Charity shop), Silver patent platform boots (River Island), Bolero (Handmade), Antique silver and bone bangle & Agate choker (Car Boot), 1930's Bakelite bangle (Grandma), Silver jewellery (India)

My Christmas shopping's all done and wrapped, the cards are written so all I can do now is to sit back and wait for news of my British Airways flight. To pass the time I got creative with some bits and pieces I had lying around:

Fun fur fabric remnant found in Mum's loft, bought in the 1960's to make me a pram coat.

The string tie from hand-made paper journal bought in India
A watermarked vintage silk damask cushion cover found at a jumble sale

With guidance from a 1970's dress-making pattern and the addition of a couple of wooden toggles from my button jar I created a cosy fun fur gilet. Now I can wear my summer dresses all year round.

Hand-made gilet made from vintage fun fur, lined with antique silk damask.


  1. I love your DIY design gilet...ace!

  2. Thanks Jem! I love creating something from nothing!

  3. I love your gilet !
    And your necklace is fabulous !
    You're lovely !


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