Sunday, 26 July 2009

From the mailbag...


I love receiving mail, and where I can I will try to help, here is a recent plea for help...

Dear Ms Shopaholic,

I read with interest, your post below about how you cunningly customised a hat. I just wanted to ask, how on earth did you do this?

From hatloverbutnotacustomiser


Dear hatloverbutnotacustomiser,

I know, I am pretty a-maz-ing, but it really is easier than it looks.

I love DIY blogs about how to make your own clothes or customise them, but truth is, I can't sew. I can't even thread a needle, so I'm all for the really major simple ones.

I recently read a post that explained how to make a ra ra skirt from scratch, whilst doing a handstand AND making your husband Spinach and Lamb Risotto (that sounds gross).

So, here goes, how to customise a hat:

Take 1 hat… and a scarf...


Tie the scarf around the base of the hat:


And ta da… done. (I know, unreal).

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

I do hope this has helped you ms hat person... you no longer need to make do, customise at your will. x

Love Ms Shopaholic

Ok, I'll admit, this is a rubbish customise, has anyone got any tips for a real simple customise that doesn't involve a sewing machine or any brain cells?

ps. don't forget! the great sweetie giveaway ends at 9pm GMT Monday so get your entries in! I'm excited.

10 comments:

Victoria said...

your sweetie giveaway is awesome! what a good idea:)

xx

NICOLE said...

Adorable blog!! Loved your airport chic post :) xoxo, Nic

Keith said...

I think that looks really cool. I hope you had a great weekend. Take care. Cheers!

Savvy Mode SG said...

fab idea of a hat makeover. i can't sew too.... need all the help i can get.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Great hat. I was planning on going to the airport in my jeans - now you've raised the ante!!!

Nora Johnson said...

Dear Shopaholic!
First of all, I hope you had a great Christmas in July! Secondly, thanks so much for your lovely comment and to let you know you are included in the random draw on July 31st for the coveted (*wink* *wink*!) Christmas in July giveaway!!

Have enjoyed my visit to your gorgeous site - loved the hat makeover! Hope you have a wonderful week and be sure to check back at my place next Saturday to find out if YOU are the lucky winner!!!

xxLOL LOLA:)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-LOL, fab customisation in just 2 steps!!! I love your hat and I'm very tempted to get one, mind you, the weathers been lousy these past few days!!

janettaylor said...

Lovely combination! so fab!

XoXO

Kristin said...

How about gluing a grosgrain ribbon around the hat with fabric glue? But I think what you did is fabulous!

Kari said...

That is a good easy way to change the look of a hat. I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves wearing them this summer.