At the Lazy Oaf sample sale (heading to the carnaby store this week, yay xmas!) I was able to see what the products I saw online were actually like. The majority were the same as the picture on their online store, but a few pieces were overrated.
Prior to the sample sale, I kept surfing on the lazy oaf instagram/online store (because I love their products) and came across this cool shirt. I love shirts that have weird slogans or words on it, so naturally, I took a screen shot. The realisation that this shirt was not worth the price was when I saw it in reality. The fabric was thinner than what you saw in the photo, and was like: "Why should I buy this when I can make a similar styled one for a fraction of the price?" Therefore, that ladies and gents….is what I did. Here is the tutorial, it's not rocket science.
1. Get an old shirt. I bought mine at the east end thrift store because I didn't have a big T-shirt I was comfortable cutting up. The disney shirt was the best choice believe me haha.
Here are more tools: Fabric scissors, measuring tape, black lace/crochet, black thread, a needle, and a pen. A cutting board/pins are optional.
2. Using measuring tape, measure the distance of the shirt 9 inches from the bottom. Use a pen to mark that point. Then use the fabric scissors to cut carefully across. You can do this on a cutting board to avoid marks on your table.
4. Cut around 50.5 inches of your black lace/crochet piece. If you want, pin the piece around the bottom of the shirt that you just cut.
5. Start threading your needle with black thread and sew the piece onto the bottom of the shirt using simple line stitching.
6. When finished, make sure your needle ends up on the inside of your shirt. Then, tie a knot and cut thread when done.
7. Depending on the size of your shirt, there might be excess lace/crochet. If so, cut off the excess vertically.
8. Try on your shirt and enjoy! Style it in YOUR next outfit post!
Hope you enjoyed this easy, efficient tutorial. It fit in with my busy schedule as a fashion student so I guarantee it is fast and the results are satisfying!
I'm wearing OFFICE shoes, East end thrift store jacket and dress, MNG top, Socks, A vintage coach bag, and a guess watch.
Hi guys, sorry I haven't posted here in ages! If you follow me on instagram you'd see that I had to complete loads of sketchbook work, essays, and a3 work for the monday deadline! It was hectic, or should I say still is with the industry project I have due friday (i'll tell you about it another time). Then in no time I'll be back home in Hong Kong for Christmas!!!
Nevertheless, when classes ended early on a pessimistic note a few weeks ago , me and my friend Chi Chi who runs the blog Style and Suya, decided to cheer up by heading to the Breakfast club branch in shoreditch. It was my first time eating there and I ordered the pancakes with berries, which, were amazing! Not to mention, generous too. I'll be back there in no time. Definitely recommend it to those who want to chill and eat cosily with a friend.
Speaking of cosy, this dress is so lovely! I was originally going to alter it or do some diy shit to it. But even with the shoulder pads inside, I realised the moment I wore it, that I honestly couldn't be arsed to do anything to it. So it is what it is and I'm satisfied. Ooh! I'll also add that I love the small slit, the buttons on the side slightly reminded me of an oriental style.
PS. Been wearing those OFFICE shoes every single day now, warning wear it the first time and expect to get blisters…but then wait for a week or so and once you wear them again, they're perfect! Also, in case you want to see more of my posts that aren't about outfits/my annoying life, I write at blog.ringsandtings.com and THIS was my latest post about my photography.
If you bothered to read the whole thing, I'm impressed and will respond for sure.