Portobello Market stall holder Selena Francis-Bryden has been customizing old clothes and revamping hand-me-downs for years. In her new book, DIY Fashion: Customize and Personalize, out today, she shares 40 thrifty and stylish projects that don’t require a sewing machine. Our favourite: turning your boyfriend’s old jumper (or your old boyfriend’s jumper) into a sleeveless sweater dress.
1 oversize, long-sleeve jumper with a round neck
1 pair of large, sharp scissors
Needle and thread