It’s fair to say that Gok Wan has brought customisation back into the spot light, bringing it up to date and super fashionable thanks to his shows such as Gok’s Clothes Roadshow. Whether it’s time to tighten the purse strings and you’re looking for ways to update your wardrobe without spending too much, or if you just want to stand out from the crowd and show your individuality when it comes to fashion, customisation is definitely the way forward.
The new arts and crafts department at Littlewoods.com has enough ideas for you to personalise your clothing, so you can embellish, bead and stud to your heart’s content!
Embellishment is always going to be a key trend, even more so in the winter when we all want a bit of glitz and sparkle, so adding gem stones and sequins to a jacket or top will give you designer style for a fraction of the price. Or get creative with some mini handmade flowers for your unique take on this season’s floral trend.
Accessories are the ideal way to create that personalised style, and gives the opportunity to flex your creative muscles!! Here’s our quick how-to guides for making your own necklace and corsage, perfect timing if you’re getting in the spirit of the Royal Wedding!
Accessories are the ideal way to create that personalised style, and gives the opportunity to flex your creative muscles!! This necklace was made using handcrafted roses, a mixture of sequins and three circles of felt fabric. Throw some fabric scissors, glue and thread into the mix and you’ve got yourself a stunning statement necklace that you can be sure no-one else will be wearing!
Or for our royal-themed corsage base it around three strips of gold and silver ribbons, plus three strips of wider ribbon and another circle of fabric, and it’s just a case of folding and gluing, folding and gluing and finally securing with a heritage charm.
The beauty of customisation and making your own accessories is that there are no rules, no rights and wrongs, and you be as creative or understated as you like. So see what you can come up with and create your own individual style!