Friday, 21 November 2014


Having to dress for warmth and comfort, over style for work is leaving me a feeling a bit lost in the fashion stakes so I've been having a good mooch through pinterest looking for style ideas to spice up my winter wardrobe....

I truly believe the way you dress and look can have a big impact on the way you feel. I'm hoping to try out a few of these looks in-order to jump start my style and feel less drab.

Have a fab weekend x

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sewing Fashion Trends: Capes

I do love capes, I've got a military style one from a few years back (store bought). Even though I already own one I'd love to make the next one I own.

Inspiration - These one have recently taken my fancy....

                     Asos- Gloverall £299

                             Band of Outsiders £840

                             Saint Laurent £1,770

If like me you fancy sewing your own up, then you'll be pleased to know there are lots to choose from, these are my top picks ....

                           Burda 7313      

                           New Look- 6324

                                   Donna Karen for Vogue - V1322

                           Milano Cape By Papercut Patterns

Ooo spoilt for choice!! 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Winter Outfit Sketch....

I might of lied when I said if I add anything else to my makes list it would only be a coat. I really love the look of the nettie pattern by closet case patterns. It would be so versatile for pairing with skirts or jeans and then there's the dress version too!!!

I'd also love a skirt that is pleated at the top but unfurls into a circle skirt which I hope would look quite neat paired with the nettie. How the skirt would work out I'm not sure, but if time allows I'd love to have a crack at it.....

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Winter Coat Sketch.....

With half finished Wip's and a load of alterations and up-cycles to contended with, I probably shouldn't add anything else to my makes list, but if I do make anything this winter it has to be a coat!

The one I've sketched is something I've had in mind for a while, and one I'd love to draft myself. Simply shaped but nicely tailored with a high low hem, it's shouldn't be difficult.
Finding the right colour on the other hand is proven to be a right headache, citrus, pistachio or pastel green in a boiled wool would be great, I'll also settle for pale blue, but I can't find any of those colours. Sad times!

I may have to dye my own shade instead- Ekk!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Autumn/Winter Fashion Colours.....

Pantone choose Radiant Orchid as it's colour for the year although I'm not convinced that its a fashion colour for autumn/winter. A few shades darker and I'd probably roll with it.
Truthfully I'm not completely taken with this seasons colour report but then I'm old skol so brights and pastels for summer, mutes and jewels for winter.


My colours for this autumn/winter are likely to be ox blood red, greys, dark purple, burnt orange, mustard and teal, with a little pink and pale, almost ice blue thrown in for good measure .....

Which colours are you likely to be wearing? 
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