Get your craft on: Introducing Oxfam’s new DIY blogger

A couple of months ago I spotted an ad to become an Oxfam DIY blogger which I liked the look of. With no expectations whatsoever I decided to apply and then thought nothing more of it.

A couple of weeks later I got a rather lovely email saying I’d been selected *cue celebratory dance* And the reason I’m telling you now? My first post is now pride of place (in my mind!) on Oxfam’s website, so what are you waiting for?

Click here for my easy-peasy tutorial to reconstructing an oversized skirt, and other nifty DIY clothing tips.

Here’s a few pics… Take your skirt, sewing machine and other Paraphernalia

DSC03906Work your crafty know-how (stretching the truth here a bit as it was my first dabble on a sewing machine…) oxfam machine And wear with a ridiculous amount of crafty pride…

oxfam diy featHere are some shots that hit the digital cutting room floor…

oxfam diy finished skirt 2There is a 9-strong team of DIY crafty bloggers who will be sharing tutorials with everyone over the coming months, including:

Liv Heeney


Mary Key


Alannah Francis

Cassie Greenacre

So keep an eye out on the Oxfam website, and their individual blogs, and if the mood takes you, get your craft on!

12 Responses to Get your craft on: Introducing Oxfam’s new DIY blogger

  1. emily bowyer says:

    Well done you lovely:-) skirt looks fab… Will look forward to more tutorials in the future:-) xx

  2. Vix says:

    How exciting! How do I sign up?
    Your revamped skirt is incredible, you look gorgeous! x

    • manc_vintage says:

      Thanks Vix – I replied to the ad they put out, but I don’t see why you can’t get in touch (via the Oxfam fashion twitter account)and see if they need another crafty lady?


  3. Harlow says:

    Such a simple and elegant outfit, lovely :)

  4. Love this post, the skirt is exactly my style. I’m an Oxfam fashion DIY blogger too and was wondering when your post due date was and when it was uploaded. Mine’s the 8th but I’ve already submitted it, trying to get an idea of when it’ll be live!

    – TSOH

    • manc_vintage says:

      It should be on the rota they sent round…. Need to check when I’m next up.

      Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got up your crafty sleeve 😉

  5. Desiree says:

    Congratulations on being selected!! What a fantastic idea, I LOVE DIY/refashioning tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing, the skirt looks utterly superb with those gorgeous gams on show!! xoxo

  6. SJP says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to the club – I can’t wait to read all the DIY posts – my sewing machine and I could do with some inspiration! x

  7. Kerry says:

    Ooh well done on becoming an Oxfam blogger! Your skirt is lovely too, hope it inspires lots of restyle projects.

    • manc_vintage says:

      Thanks! It was my first dabble on the sewing machine – so here’s hoping things can only get better!

  8. Congrats! Can’t wait to see more diy’s!

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