That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: Destroy that Sweater!

Head on over to That Cheap Bitch for my delightfully destructive dystopian DIY:

and while you’re there take a gander at my 7 ways to wear that upcycled DIY circle scarf from last week:

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A Lovely Lace Thrifty Thursday

Vintage Lace is one of my absolute fave items to score at the charity shop. From delicate handmade doilies to an old yellowed bridal trousseau, if it’s lovely & lacy I’ll snap it up, clean it and stash it until inspiration strikes!

That stunning 1950’s lace dress was one of the amazing finds I discovered in the treasure chest we inherited from Great Auntie Uschi last year.

A quick refashion transformed it from frumpy to fabulous and I wear it every chance I get!

Vegan Biker Jacket (thrifted) €1 – Plaid Scarf (thrifted) €0.50 – Lace Dress (inherited & refashioned) €0 Vintage Slip (thrifted) €1 – Tights (1982) €2 – Chunky Loafers (had for years) €0

Total cost: €4.50

Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand & vintage) over on my Gone Thrifting facebook page!

As always feel free to take part in the thrifty fun & vote for the upcoming themes…

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The Sensational Shower Curtain to Raincoat Refashion

Ahhh, the joys of Autumn in Berlin: humid with that odd little chill that creeps into your bones topped off with non-stop drizzle & mist from the sky. The perfect weather for a light enough to layer, completely waterproof yet totally funky raincoat…but where does one find such amazing outerwear?

You make it of course, my darlings!

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Dream a Little Bigger with my Upcycled Denim Bangles

Raid your scrappy stash, head on over to Dream a Little Bigger and create a bodacious set of upcycled denim bangles with my groovy step-by-step tute:

I wear mine ALL of the time and they also make a funky, lickety split gift!

(+ they look magnificent with my freebie antique typewriter don’tcha think?)

That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: The 3 from 1 no-sew accessory set

After 2 incredibly busy weeks of painting, installing lights & plumbing, creating a kitchen from scratch and loads more crazy renovations I’m back babies! There’s still A LOT more work to do to make the new house our home but for now it’s liveable (& unpacked) enough to allow me to get back to work refashioning & blogging! Hooray!

Pop on over to That Cheap Bitch for my autumn-chill-beating-no-sew accessory set of awesomeness!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: Lighten Those Locks!

Ever wonder how my hair has gone from gothic darkness to rockin’ blonde bombshell throughout the years without losing its luster?

Hop on over to That Cheap Bitch and discover my frugal formula for safely lightening those lovely tresses at home:

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my adorable cropped apron jacket refashion

My fave thrift shops are full of vintage Kittelkleider (apron dresses) & although most of them are made of slippery, scratchy workwear polyester occasionally I stumble across a sweet soft cotton that begs to be taken home & refashioned…

Such was the case with that lurvly white (and surprisingly stain free) apron dress so I just had to transform it into a fab cropped jacket!

Here’s what I did:

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