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!
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.
Welcome back. I’m slowly getting used to blogging on a regular basis but there is definitely room for improvement.
This is the slightly delayed post for my outfit of the week on January 20th.
It is pretty cold here in England. I don’t want to moan too much because I can full appreciate that -5 is not the same as -20. Which are temperatures other countries have been graced with. But it is COOOOOLD.
I layered up with this outfit.
Base layer – black tights and a black crop top from TopShop. Then a me-made playsuit with a gifted camel duster. And when outside I added a me-made scarf, H&M hat and two pairs of gloves, both gifted. On my feet are Reeboks.
A very casual outfit for me. I was going for practical comfort, didn’t want to slip on the ice in my high heels.