Clothes Combining and Upstyling Tutorials
Upcycle Sequin Dress into Party Bustle Top
How to Upcyle a Sequin Dress that was too tight into a Bustle Top for a party
Make a Chainmail Style Purse out of 2 Scourers
Whilst on Holiday on a Greek Island I made this Chainmail style purse out of 2 Scourers usually used for cleaning pans.
Upcycle Vintage Belstaff Jacket
Upcycle Vintage Belstaff Jacket uses fur strips around the armhole and an elasticated waist at the back.
Designer Kagool/Rain Mac
Make a stylish Kagool/Rain Mac in an evening using 2 ready made boring plain ones.
A Stripy Cardigan
A stripy cardigan made from 2 originals. Combining 2 finished garments together, is a great easy way to create your own individual cardigan whilst keeping the professional finished look.
A Silk Frill Peplum
This Upstyle project is really versatile. Here I used a scarf for the frill peplum but it can be any fabric. This cardigan was from
and is a lovely fine cotton. It cost £15 the scarf is a vintage souvenier scarf from
Sleeveless Cardigan with Draped Sides Part 1
In this tutorial I'll show you how to create this Sleeveless Cardigan with Draped sides, using 2
mens cardigans. I found them in the discount pile for £9 each.
Sleeveless Cardigan with Draped Sides Part 2
of Sleeveless Cardigan with Drapped sides, where I'll show you how to make these great, deep armholes with ribbing.
Upstyle, Flower Applique onto Cardigan
For this 'Upstyle' tutorial I've used 'Digital Fabric Paper' and printed using my home printer. It comes in cotton and silk and dries in minutes.
Cardigan with Tails
Make this fantastic 'Cardigan with Tails' using 2 plain V necked Cardigans.
Sew Puffed Frill onto Back of Cardigan
I used a regular cardigan from UNI QLO that I bought in the sale for just £9.00. But you can 'Upstyle' any old cardigan that you no longer wear.
Upstyled White top shortened with new Frill and elastic on back
Putting this frill onto this long white top makes it really 'cute'. You could do this to any long top. Great way to make old dresses into tops!
Puffed Sleeves onto Vest Top
I love tops with Puffed Sleeves. Worn under sleeveless tops and dresses they can transform a look.
New Stretchy Waistband
In this tutorial we'll be showing you how to remove a regular waistband with fly and put this easy, stretchy waistband on with the option of wearing it high or dropped on the hips.
Upstyled Orla Kiely Dress with New Lace Bib
sing the Broderie Anglais that we bought from the Cassino Market, we've created a Bib front to give a stronger look to this Orla Kiely dress.
Upstyled Trousers with New Ribbed Cuffs Sewn onto Hem
This is one of my favourites. I use this technique again and again giving a whole new look each time, depending on original trouser fabric, colour or length of ribbed cuff.