perjantai 30. huhtikuuta 2010
Scissors + beads and in 15 minutes you could also have one. If you want more tassles, sew an additional layer ot 2-3 of jersey in the back so you´ll have more fabric to cut. Maybe sew a layer of lace underneath.. Just throwing ideas here.
Ksubi tassle top spotted at Oak.
Shirt customizing idea for those loose 70´s kaftan tops and gypsy shirts. Only the ugly ones..!! Don´t cut them up if they are pretty :)
Do you have something you want to ask me? Something you want me to do a post on? A project dilemma I could help with? Drop me a line through e-mail or comment below. I´ll collect questions for the next week and then pick 20 to answer next weekend. I will feature reader creations in the same post, so if you´ve made your own DIY fashions, send me pics and a description of your project (link to your project?) and who knows.. your project could be featured here!
I don´t think I say this enough, but THANK YOU for all the lovely comments and compliments!! I really appreciate them. :) Also if you see stuff online, like new recycle artists, DIY projects and tutorials or sustainable fashion brands you´ll think I´d like, let me know about them.
torstai 29. huhtikuuta 2010
Uusi Musta, a Finnish ecological lifestyle radio program interviewed me a few weeks ago for their blog. It is out now (text in Finnish only.. sorry). I was very happy to get a call from them as I think Uusi Musta is one of the best, or even the best eco/green living programs in Finland! They cover everything about current topics to food, health, cosmetics and style. If you´re not a reader yet, I recommend you check them out. The program is made by three girls, Noora Shingler (the author of Kemikaalicoctail blog which is also one of m favorites!), Katja Lahti and Viivi Lehtonen, who really show that being eco is easy and fun. Other media and jornalists shuld take their example on how to cover eco issues in their magazines, newspapers and programs. Thanks again for the feature guys!!
The bag in the top photo is a shopping bag made from a band t-shirt. Tutorial here.
Top photo: Mika Pollari
keskiviikko 28. huhtikuuta 2010
Well, the recycle fair in Helsinki last weekened is over. Had loads of fun, talked to hundreds of people and got filmed in a recycle programme for Chinese tv! :) As promised I will post the unsold items to my Etsy shop this weekend. Shredded tees are unisex and you get them cheaper from me than for example OAK...
White and black shredded tee by CMRTYZ, available at OAK.
My shredded tee (photo below) are also made from secondhand so they are sustainable fashion. The color pallette is kinda dull, but I´ve always been a friend of gray shades. Best friends with black. Stay tuned for updates!!
tiistai 27. huhtikuuta 2010
She is so gorgeous. The sheer tube bead/pearl necklaces are a beautiful DIY project and look great with a sharp jacket, but just remember to make more than one. Mass is fashion, so 4-5 strands sounds better. And that maxi skirt with a small train. Worn with a leather jacket and hoodie. Must get that for summer... Made from black secondhand band t-shirts or other jersey garments. The pattern you can take from any evening gown and cut the pattern pieces to smaller ones, so they can be cut fron the t-shirts. Remember to number the pattern pices before cutting. Jersey is often elastic, so you can make the skirt in a size or two smaller.
maanantai 26. huhtikuuta 2010
I thought about changing the title to something complitely different as some people still have strong opinions against scrunchies. Yeah, the fabric version has not been in style in 15 years, but you must admit they were fast and fun to make from fabric scraps. As our mission at OutsaPop Trashion is to combine sustainability, DIY and fashionability, I thought twice before posting this. But you have to admit they are quite handy. Maize In Montana posted a tutorial on how to crochet elastic hair bands by using wool thread leftovers. An easy (if you can crochet), small project to keep your hands buzy.
lauantai 24. huhtikuuta 2010
I´ve never been much of a dog or cat person as I´ve always had bunnies as pets. But I can´t dress a bunny up. Or I could, but it just would not be sane... But dogs can be dressed! Check out Kris' blog Resweater for a tutorial in how to make a refashioned wool knit for mans best friend. Great as a gift or for sale to craft fairs. There´s also plenty of other sweater craft and refashion ideas and how-tos there.
perjantai 23. huhtikuuta 2010
I´ve seen black leather sequinned clothes online in so many places in the last fall and winter, that I supposed it can officially be called a DIY micro trend that will become a classic. I´d choose an ugly but soft secondhand 80´s leather jacket to cut up for material. they usually cost less and have more material than newer jackets. It takes a bit of time to cut the leather discs/paillettes, and sew them on, but it is worth the trouble. You can also use leather glue as I did on my leather scale dress. Photos via phosphene fashion.
torstai 22. huhtikuuta 2010
This weekend you can find me at Kaapelitehdas recycle event Kierrätystehdas. We have a booth there with my friend Anne who makes bags from recycled materials under the label Garbagebag. So if you´re in Helsinki, take a stroll down to the harbour and enjoy an afternoon with trashion. The fair is free admission and is open Sathurday-Sunday kl 10-17. I´ll be selling there some freshly unravelled army tees, Marimekko stripe shirts and band t-shirts, plus some OutsaPop oldies goldies, like lego bowties and earrings (shoppers note, the event is cash only). I will also have some of my other trashion fashions at display for viewing. Come over for a chat about trashion and I´ll show you personally how the t-shirt shredding is done, no charge. :)
Hope to see you there!
Garbagebag Etsy shop.
keskiviikko 21. huhtikuuta 2010
Here´s an another Alexander Wang Summer 2010 fusion piece, the sweat trench. Retail almost 800$ It is literately a trench coat with the sleeves replaces with sweat shirt sleeves. DIY? Anyone? Via Opening Ceremony.
tiistai 20. huhtikuuta 2010
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Suit recon inspiration, Alexander Wang Fall 2010 collection. Photos via Fashionologie.
Vest bottom sewn to a shiffon top.
Leather jacket bottom sewn to a mini wrap skirt.
Suit trousers to a long pencil skirt. Vest and jacket bottoms as long beltlike deatils.
maanantai 19. huhtikuuta 2010
Some things you just know make great DIY projects when you see them. Alexander Wang zipper Wayfarers are one. Estonian DIY chick Anni from Style Hurricane made her own and they are looking pretty damn nice. I also love her take on the ear cuff trend.
Going through my mail box about stuff that I should have posted about ages ago.. Lana from Dubai sent me a few photos of her wearing my necklace. She was one of my first international zipper necklace customers back in 2008 and it looks great on her! I cannot say how nice it was for me to recieve these. Creating something for someone you´ve never met or seen before is always a challenge. After seeing the photos and her smile I knew I had done good.
What´s the next thing is DIY accessories? Kneepads. Yeah.. at first I thought NO too, but after seeing these pop up all over fashion blogs in the past month in leggins, hosiery and as separate accessories, they are starting to grow on me. And they can´t be bad since Angie from Norwegian Wood is making them. The DIY/trashion version would of course be to use shoulder pads.
Kneepads at Gabriella Marina Gonzalez / Victorian Sci–Fi Surgery FW10 collection.
Kneepadded leggings at Etsy. By Norwegian Wood.
Hansel from Basel’s “Knee Pad” Socks at Fawn Boutique Toronto.
Rouge et Noir makes shredded tees and jersey dresses. One might think that since we´ve seen them for two years now this DIY trend would be long gone, but it´s still here as classics tend to stick around. Much like shirt skirts and studd and zipper decorated accessories. I´m especially into the maxi long dress versions of them as they´d look great with combat boots, a pair of leggins or skinny jeans. Available at Etsy and their webshop.
sunnuntai 18. huhtikuuta 2010
Tämä on etsintäkuulutus: Helsingin Sanomien Kuukausiliite, Helsinki Design Week ja Maaseudun Sivistysliitto etsivät ITE-muotia ja sen luojia – omaperäisiä ompelijoita, luovia tuunaajia, ennennäkemättömiä asuja ja materiaaleja. (Joku hekä bongasikin kuulutuksen huhtikuun Kuukausiliitteestä tai Hesarin uutisesta pari viikkoa sitten.) Muoti- tai vaatealan koulutusta ei tarvita, sillä kuten ITE-taiteilijat, voivat myös ITE-muodinluojat olla itseoppineita oman tiensä kulkijoita. Ikärajaa ei ole. ITE-muodin keräykseen voi osallistua kuka tahansa. Eikä ole muitakaan rajoja, mitä villimpää matskua, sen parempi!
Luovimmista ja kekseliäimmistä ITE-muotitöistä stailataan näyttely ja muotinäytös Helsinki Design Weekille. Niitä tullaan näkemään myös Kuukausiliitteessä ja lehden nettisivuilla. Valintakriteerit ovat uutuusarvo, luova hulluus ja kekseliäisyys.
Ilmianna naapurisi tai osallistu itse ITE-muodin metsästykseen! Lähetä 1-5 kuvaa itse suunnittelemistasi ja tekemistäsi vaatteista tai asusteista (mielellään 15. toukokuuta mennessä) osoitteeseen: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kuvat voi lähettää myös postitse osoitteeseen Kuukausiliite/ITE-muoti, PL 85, 00089 Sanoma. Muista liittää mukaan omat yhteystietosi.
Lähde: Liisa Jokinen
Photo: Raggedyrags at Flickr