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Do it yourself : Alternative fashion diy

Feeling the pinch this month? Would you like to adorn some new wares but finding that your funds don't quite match the budget for that slinky pin up frock or gorgeous gothic bustle? Fret not there's a simple solution to your cash strapped woes, go diy!

sewing alternative clothing

The alternative scene has long been rooted in the approach of diy, if you can't find what your looking for heck make it yourself, funds not matching the outfit of your dreams, take to a sewing machine to knock one up. All you need is some time, occasionally a bit of patience and the right supplies to hand to create your own attire at a snippet of the cost.

To help you on your way with some 'diy-spiration' we've hand picked some of our favourite alternative crafting sites where you'll find handy tips, tutorials and inspiration to help you along the way, you'll soon be sewing or gluing away at latex to your hearts content!

making latex clothing

Cut out and keep is choc full of projects from fellow diyers to help you along the way, whether you prefer to start small by making collars, be a bit more adventurous and make a peplum dress or even learn how to vamp up an item of clothing like a t-shirt, you really won't run short of ideas!

If you prefer something with a little more squeak to it you could always try your hand at making your own latex outfits, Making latex clothing is a great guide to making your own items, from start up guides to first time users to step by step instructions for latex embellishments and full tutorials for your own clothing.

For the more gothic inclined diy'er you can find some sewing inspiration at Be my goth with a selection of clothing and accessory tutorials including some gorgeous fingerless gloves. Classic sites like Antimony & Lace have been rustling up sewing inspiration for quite some time, whether you prefer to start off small with hair accessories or be adventurous and make yourself a gorgeous Kimono.

If you prefer to recreate classic clothing with a bit of a rockabilly or pin up flair you may just find what your looking for at The vintage pattern files, a site archiving vintage tutorials on the web from the 1900's to 1970's so it's not just patterns for darling dames. Patterns vary from knitting to sewing but you can find an abundance of inspiration here.

So why not take to that sewing machine that's been gathering dust for months, pick up a set of needles and ball of wool or try playing with glue and latex you never know it might become a regular occurrence!

Latex image: Making latex clothing