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DIY Denim Skirt

Before & After: How to DIY 1 Denim Skirt Into 2

DIY Denim Skirt
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Blogger and author Geneva Vanderzeil of A Pair & A Spare shows us how to take one not-so-cute denim skirt and turn it into two superstylish garments.

On the eve of this blog turning 5 (yep, 5!), I wanted to share with you this before and after project, two in fact. Turning one thrifted ($1!) denim skirt into two functional, beautiful items has to be the definition of what this blog's about. Harnessing your creativity to make something out of virtually nothing.

In case some don't know the backstory, I started this blog mainly as an online journal, a place to share what I was making every weekend. This was well before blogging became a viable career option and I was working in London as a town planner — I never really thought people would read it, only that it would be fun to share and document my successes and failures in some way. Fast forward a few years and it's so amazing to have connected with so many talented and inspiring DIY addicts all around the world!

What was key, I think, in maintaining enthusiasm, was focusing this site on the things that I'm genuinely passionate about, whether it be reworking vintage pieces or traveling to weird and wonderful places. The concept naturally evolved over time, but it was comforting to have a core passion to focus on. Moral of the story? If you're thinking about starting a blog, or indeed have one but need more focus, drill down into the things that you love most of all, what's at your core. And stick to that. (Read here if you want to work out what you love).

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