Friday, 10 January 2014

Blog Series - Curves around the World - Curvy Plus size Outfits - WEEK #31 DIY

Hello my lovely ladies! How is 2014 treating you so far.....well I hope!
This post may be late, but better late than never. This week the theme is a little different and I decided to put my own spin on it.....
DIY clothing adjustment customising plus size and curvy outfits 2014

D.I.Y is the theme this week. I'm not one for doing is myself on clothes to be honest. My Mum and my Grandma were both very thrifty and really good at sewing. I have fond memories of making my dolls clothes with my Mum when I was a child. Now I'm all grown up though, to be honest, I just find I can't be bothered with the time and don't really do more than the off button or little fix here and there.

However I bought this dress with an idea in mind. To add a little spin I am turning this over to you this week and need your opinions. I love this dress and it was a total bargain. I have worn it with leggings but to be honest it is a tad too short. Now, it's not obscene, I have worn it out a few times and it covers all the junk in my trunk and a little more but it's still shorter than I would prefer. When I bought it, I knew I could wear it as it was but that I would wear it more and love it more if it was longer.

So here is my idea.... I am thinking of adding to the bottom to make it longer. You may be asking what opinion I question to you is what colour fabric should I add. I could add a tartan and try the match the top, or I could try to match the denim or add a darker denim or alternatively I could add either red or navy or one of the colours in the tartan. Maybe you think it's nice as it is and I shouldn't change a thing. I'm throwing this over to you so let me know in the comments what your thoughts are! Once I have done the adjustment I will be sure to show you the finished product!  Here are a couple of photos with the dress on so you can see the fit......
Chambray denim red tartan tunic dress Primark 2014 curvy plus size casual comfortable outfit

Are you a DIY-er? I'd love to hear what kinds of things you do! Leave me a comment and tell me all the things you've taken your needle and thread, your scissors and your sewing machines to!

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Now it's time for you check out the other ladies in this blog series. We are all from different countries and all have different styles and takes on each weeks theme so go check them out to see what they came up with! (Please note, we post every Wednesday but we all live in different time zones so if the posts aren't up yet, please check back later!)
Jennifer (Germany).  
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  1. That is so rad!!! It came together great!!

  2. A red ruffle hem or tiered hem might be super cute & funky!

  3. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  4. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  5. Such a fun project, I think it will look great with anything that you add but I'm thinking tartan would be really fun.



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