Monday, 8 March 2010

9. Clothes Customisation

Take one standard blazer, some pretty buttons, needle and thread et voila, a brand new look.

Here's a lovely dusty pink blazer which I purchased from New Look for £25, complete with boring brown buttons.

I love the colour and the style but the original buttons looked a little cheap and tacky. So I popped over to House of Fraser and purchased some pretty flowery style gold buttons which I thought were cute. I bought 2 smalls buttons and 1 large button (plus a spare) which cost about £3 in total.

I whipped out a needle and thread and set to work removing the old buttons and sewing on the spangly new ones. And here is the final result.

I think the gold buttons look gorgeous against the pink and they've given this otherwise slightly ordinary blazer a unique twist. This is the first time I've done something like this and now I want to get needle happy with my whole wardrobe!

So, do you have any items you've customised? Do you have any tips or ideas for other sorts of customising other than changing buttons?!



  1. that is actually gorgeous after simply changing the buttons! and now it is one of a kind! :) i love things like that! I must remember to do this sometime if im not keen on the buttons, looks so easy now you've mentioned it :P xxx

  2. You did a great job on the blazer - looks fab :)


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