Wednesday, 30 July 2014

WEARING// grids and twin set.

twin set | self made| £5.50
kimono | self made | £4.50
mesh cleated shoes | fashion prescription | £45 
necklace | accessorize | £19
choker | river island | £4
sunglasses | pretty little things |£10

This outfit (Twin set and kimono) was made entirely by me, which I'm pretty proud of. Making my own clothes gives me a great sense of satisfaction knowing that my own blood, sweat and tears went into it and not a poor child's from a sweat shop somewhere in Asia. Also It's one of kind and you get to pick your own colour and pattern.

 This twin set is made from a cotton fabric with gingham and daisy print on it. It was made form a meter of this fabric costing only £5.50 or something. The kimono is made from a scarf. It is pretty similar to a gridded kimono from H&M. The scarf is from Accessorize . (CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT TO TURN A SCARF INTO A KIMONO) 

My shoes are mesh peep toes from . They were given to me by my boyfriend. Look how amazing they are!

These photos were taken from the beautiful city of Durham. If you haven't been on a boat ride here then you've seriously missed out. 
| Bae doing all the rowing |

| just chilling | 

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

DIY// scarf to kimono

Kimonos are spotted everywhere in SS14. They are a perfect little cover up for the warm weather. This my tutorial on how to turn an over sized scarf to a basic Kimono. It is pretty straight forward and it took me no more than half an hour to make. If you would like to know how to make this then please keep reading... 

What you will need:

Over sized rectangular scarf.
 (lightweight material works best, mine is from accessorize)
sewing machine
measuring tape
fabric scissors 



Lay out the scarf and fold in half width wise so that it creates a square, making sure that the right sides are facing each other. Lay it out so that the fold line edge is at the top, furthest away from you. 


Measure along the width and mark the half way point. Pin the edges and corners together so that the fabric wont slip. Using sharp fabric scissors cut ONLY THE TOP LAYER from the edge using the center point. Stop at about an inch from the fold line.  

It should look like this: 

This is the front opening of the kimono. 


 Measure how big you want the arm holes to be. Mine was 12 and half inches. Measure this from the fold line and down. mark with a pin and repeat on the opposite side.
I decided to add slits at the bottom sides just so that it looks more flowy. This step is optional. Measure from the lose edges and mark how long you want the slits. Mine is 8 inches.

At this point you should have two pins on either side. The space between the two pins is where you are going to sew. 


Make a straight stitch on each side in between the pins. The top space where you don't sew will be the arm hole. The bottom will the side slits. 


The last step is to hem the raw edges where you cut the opening. To do this you fold the edges by half an inch and fold again, iron to flatten or pin down and sew. 



Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know how it goes!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

WEARING// crochet, gingham and daisies

| crochet halter neck- trifted- £4 |
| DIY handmade skirt |
| tribal chain necklace - £4 - primark |
| white rucksack - £32- accessorize |
| white chunky sandals- £15 - ebay|
| sunglasses- £14- accessorize |

Hello Everyone! Here's another summery outfit post ...

I made this skirt myself with this amazing gingham and daisy fabric from my local fabric shop. I made a little bra-let to match it. I used a meter of fabric for them both and it only cost £5 something. I might do a tutorial post soon, when I get more fabric and when I get time, I'll be working a lot this summer *sigh*. 

This halter neck top was just a plain spaghetti strap top but i simply cut the strap where it attaches at the back and tied it around my neck. This top was an absolute bargain and I love the bohemian look to it. The beige colour goes really well with the skirt. I added this tribal like necklace to add to the bohemianess of the top. I kept the shoes and the bag neutral as per usual. 


Hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

WEARING// statement shorts

| shorts- | top (cut from dress)- Topshop|
| Jewelry- Accessorize | Bag- Accessorize | 
| Sandals - eBay |

Hello ! I apologise for the lack of posts but I will try my best to improve on that. I have a lot of exciting ideas for future posts so look out for those! 
Here's a quick post on my outfit featuring these amazing printed shorts with straps? I'm not quite sure what it's called since it's not a playsuit or dungarees. I teamed it up with this crisp white crop top which I simply cut from a dress and hemmed the raw edge to create this nice little piece which goes well with everything. I dressed it up with my matching perspex necklace and earrings. I put on white shoes and teamed it with a white backpack to make the shorts stand out. 
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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

FASHION WORK// final major project "AT THE MOVIES"

I've finally finished college for the year and handed my final project in. Thank the lord.!  So basically for this project we had to pick a film and create a final outcome of our choice demonstrating fabric manipulations that are inspired by the costumes in our chosen films.

I picked The Hunger games and created this two piece garment inspired by "Capitol Couture".

Here are some pictures of the final outcome:

|model: Katy| photos, styling and garment: me|

Hope you liked this post. I will most likely post more often as i'll have more time on my hands.