PS I Made This. It’s the great title of a great book, that Part designer DIY, Part fashion look book, and Part lifestyle inspiration guide. I counted 27 projects in this book. All are practical and with easy (obvious) to follow instructions. (Note: the Amazon links in this article are affiliate links, from which we will earn a small commission if you’d use them to buy. Thank you in advance for doing so.)
Sample Trendy Fashion Project 1
How to Make a Fancy Ruffle Shirt
(Upcycling a plain boring white t-shirt)
Sample Trendy Fashion Project 2
Get real: How about a feather skirt? I love this one. Fancy the fun of making this, let alone wearing this. My entire village here would talk about it. Ha ha… Love it.
Sample Trendy Fashion Project 3
A glamorous top with glued-on glitter… Mmm..: this is more for me…
Not only does the writer Erica Domesek give us great projects to do ourselves, with step-by-step instructions; she also shares where she gets her inspiration from, encouraging us to cross-pollinate ideas and be creative ourselves.
As styles are diverse, surely not all 27 will be according to your taste. However, they don’t need to be. If you are an avid reader of my blog, this book will be a teaser for you to apply your own creativity.
You’ll pick up some techniques, which you can take further and you restyle, refashion or reuse things to represent you, using the book as your initial starting point and how-to guide.
E.g. If you don’t like those bouncy balls in that tied pantyhose necklace, well, use something else instead. You could use some left over foam balls, or even some IKEA packaging materials, chopped up. The pack I opened last night had a great foam cube in it that just screamed ‘craft me’ into something good !! Or, use a could of standard black/white dices instead. All these would make great statement jewelry, riding along the lines of black/white and recycling trends.