Wednesday, 31 August 2011

To cool for school

DIY vest top

My sister was lusting after a cream jumper with a big ? on the front that she saw Monica wearing on an episode of friends the other week. I'm pretty sure that I've seen versions of them in Topshop recently but being only 11, she has a few years to go before she can start experiencing a total lack of self control in the amongst all the pretty racks of clothing :)

Never being one to let something stand in the way of what she wants, she found an old
white vest top in her wardrobe and a black fabric pen and decided she would make her own version.
She was going to fill in the question mark using the black fabric pen, but as she had a ribbed vest top
we thought this wouldn't work very well and it wouldn't look as good.

I've always loved patchwork colours together so I suggested she sew floral squares of fabric over it instead
(one of which she actually sewed, the rest she left to me in typical younger sister fashion)

And voila!


It is me modelling it though I quite like it
 so I might have to borrow it when shes not looking :)

Love and kisses

x x x x


  1. WOW! Thats such a cool idea! Loving the patchwork :) xxx

  2. Aww, that is such a cute top!

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your blog is so creative, I'm going to try making the bracelets myself sometime if I can find the stuff.

    Amelia - Ugly Duckling

  4. Ouahhhh I like it so much !!!!

    This is so cute and perfect !!!

    Great blog !!! and thanks for the comment :)

  5. Aw, this is cute! I love patchwork :)

  6. so creative i love the design amazing :)


  7. ohh thats soo sooo cute, i love it, your blog is soo lovely by the ways, i will be visiting it again very soon :)

  8. Wow, this is adorable! It turned out great...job well done!

  9. love it! i remember when i used to chop up and felt pen all over my old tops.. those were the days. try and restrain her in topshop for as long as possible, otherwise she'll end up like us! ;) and it's always better to make your own clothes :D