Monday, 22 July 2013

Playsuit DIY

I bought this playsuit from the amazing Blitz Vintage in Brick Lane just after my birthday. I absolutely love it but more so because of the high waisted shorts and the AMAZING print but I know i'm never going to wear it as a playsuit so I thought why not seperate the top from the shorts. It's a really easy task, you don't need to be a pro using a pair of scissors and a sewing machine so anyone can do it.


Step one.
Lay the playsuit out flat and cut as close as possible just above the waistband.
If there is an elasticated band like there is on mine make sure you hold back the over locked edge and cut just above the last elasticated thread. This will need to be folded and sewn down to make it even along front edge, also to hide the over locked edge.

Step Two.
I love the white funky buttons on the shorts but i'm likely to wear a belt over the top so needed to change them for something a bit flatter. Unfortunately I couldn't find any two of the same in the button tin my nan gave me but I did find two 'make your own' buttons which you can cover in any fabric of your chose. I chose plain black. 
Another step that is so simple to do yet makes such a difference.

Step three
Once the shorts were done I finished the top with a rolled hem, and sewed the edged of the lapels together to make a boxy cropped t-shirt shape with a collar.

Now I have a super cute twosie.
I'll probably wear them more as separates and will style the shorts with a high rolled tshirt, rolled shorts, black studded belt.
The top i'll probably put on under my black pinny dress or with my my super high waisted black leggings.
I'll style both with my chunky gold chain and cut out boots.

So excited to wear these!! I love DIY'ing it's so fun creating new clothes from oldies, changing and customising things can make your wardrobe so refreshing when it's getting a little boring.
AND ITS FREE (mostly)

Have you done any DIY recently or want to customise something but not sure how?

Kates xxx



    1. Hehehe they're shorts. I'm going to wear them to our catch up because I know you will fully appreciate them :) xxxx

  2. You are so amazing !! Love love love it!!! Xxxx

  3. Amazing playsuit, what a find and what a great DIY xx