Yeah, I Made It Myself

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A go-to guide for DIY fashion, aimed at women who are passionate about clothes, and would love to create something of their own, but who are unsure of how to get started

Farry isn't a fashion designer, or professional seamstress, but she can cobble together a DIY summer wardrobe faster than you can say pearl-two. She's made most of her own clothes for years. When people learn that she makes her own clothes they say, "I wish I could do that." And her immediate response is, "You easily could—I could teach you in a few hours." For a few months, when she was a contributing editor at Elle, she ran a featurette that showed how to make key catwalk accessories using stuff bought from the local fabric store. The feature was very popular—the basic premise being "If I can do it, anyone can." The ideas are accessible and adaptable—it's all about creating an individual look, experimenting with ideas, and laughing if it all goes a bit lopsided. Innovative young designers provide insider tips. There are also crafty inspirational tales from friends who've come up with their own easy-to-make designs, despite not having a fashion degree. This guide is practical, with pom-poms.


Eithne Farry is a freelance writer, literary editor, and radio personality who makes most of her own clothes, or at least customizes those she buys ready-made in shops.