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

Highneck Asymmetric Dress

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There is something about an asymmetric dress or skirt that I just love!

I say that but this love does vary between styles. My big love is of asymmetric dresses that have a peep-a-poo feature or a wrap, much like the one I made. They are a more versitile style for asymmetry, easily dressed up or down. Asymmetric hem dresses are looooooow on the love scale… I don’t really understand them and as yet, have not found, or made, one that has convinced me of the design. But that does not mean to say I can not be convinced. If you know of any convincing patterns I should try leave me a comment in the box below.

The idea for the asymmetric dress I made came really organically. I had been sketching a lot of sporty/athleisure outfits. One of which was a highneck crop with hareem style pants, and I just wondered what it would look like to put the highneck crop shape onto a skirt, but keep the sporty aesthetic.And because I didn’t want it too look too serious, I chose to use a dark base print fabric to keep it smart but fun.

Let me know your thoughts.

Until next time,

Ax