Outfit of the Week | Mar 24th

Welcome back to my blog.

This week I’m wearing a shirt I made in March with my trousers from February. And a jacket that I made mid/end last year.

I was going for a minimal look this week.

Striped back. Neutral block colours.

I added the floral jacket for an accent of Spring. And because the weather in England can not be trusted.

The Simplicity pattern used to make the jacket is very versatile. I have made 2 versions already and have plans to make a few more.

I will talk more about the shirt in my March Makes video, subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more.

Until next time,

Ax

Outfit of the Week | Mar 17th

Welcome back to my blog.

This week I’m wearing a, self-drafted, front split sequin pencil skirt with a Miss Selfridge slogan t, championing the slogan and sequin trend.

The skirt is part of a set. I made a sequin co-ord for a Pretty Girls Sew challenge at the end of 2015. It was the first thing I ever made out of sequins. I love it. The batwing sleeves of the top makes it harder to wear, as it doesn’t sit comfortably under a coat or jacket.

The mix of casual, smart and glamour, makes this one of my favourite outfits.

The sequins on the fabric I used lay flat. So most people don’t realise they are sequins until they get close. I strongly recommend lining sequin fabric, this self-drafted skirt is not lined. Big mistake, my legs get covered in little scratches after a days wear. But that won’t stop me from wearing it!

Until next time,

Ax

Outfit of the Week | Mar 10th

Welcome back to my blog.

This week I’m wearing a chambray jacket I made in February (2017), a cami top I made a couple of years ago with a gifted jacquard skirt.

I’m going to have to recreate this skirt, it’s so flattering and I always get complimented on it.

In the summer. Or at the very least when it gets hotter. In England who knows when that will be. I’ll pair this outfit with some embellished sandals to give it a little something extra.

Until next time,

Ax

Sew & Tell | January 2017

Hi everyone. Welcome to my first sew and tell for 2017. I didn’t have any firm sewing plans for January. My focus was on setting up shop and creating a plan of action to achieve my goals. That being said I did manage to squeeze in a couple of makes.

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Outfit of the Week | Feb 17th

In keeping with the spirit of the week. Today I am wearing all shades of nude.

The dress was made using a Vogue nightwear pattern, V8888. I used a lightweight poly-crepe, which was too light for this style, but in my #makeitwork moment, I managed to pull it off.

There are a few errors that I will refine for next time. But overall I am really happy with this dress.

The coat was made using a Buttericks pattern. It’s the first coat I have ever made. I made it a couple of years ago and still get complements on it now.

I made it using a deep burgundy. Possibly one of my favourite shade of burgundy. And the lining is a printed Viscose that I was given. It seemed like a match made, as the different shades of the floral print worked perfectly with the deep burgundy.

I hope you had a good Valentine’s Day, whatever you did and however you celebrated.

Until next time,

Ax

Outfit of the Week | Feb 3rd

Happy February everyone.

With this weeks outfit I am starting my “Bring on Spring” campaign.

February is the last month of Winter and the month that signals change.

So I’m putting my best foot forward in my M&S boots and continuing my own personal changes.

Until next time,

Ax