Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Self Drafted Pattern: Libby Shorts...


I'm not completely mad, honest! I do know it's winter, and I have made a pair of shorts (but it's summer somewhere in the world right?) It might sound better if I say I started these back in the summer but have only recently finished them (I'm on a mission to finish my ufo's by Christmas).




There's not a huge amount to say about these. The pattern is self drafted and is the same one I used to make these shorts. I didn't include the back pockets this time round and added an extra 1.5cm to the side seams to give some extra room. 
 As I've made the shorts twice now, I've decided to christen the pattern with the name 'Libby shorts'. 



Fabric wise I up cycled a charity shop skirt that I bough in spain. I lost the original pictures of the skirt, but it was uber pleated and about midi in terms of length. I'm pretty much certain it's polyester, it's as light as anything though and hardly wrinkles (win win for holiday shorts). After unpicking the pleats and giving the fabric a good wash and iron I could just about squeeze a pair of shorts out of the it. 


The only down side was instead of facing the waist band I folded it in half which has left it too narrow for belt loops. 



Seen as I was donning a pair of shorts and a cropped t-shirt on what was the first morning that we had a proper frost, I thought it was only right I went the full nine yards and popped my sunnies and headed to the beach ( I wish!)  





Actually popping on the sunnies did make me feel somewhat summer-y now if only I could go somewhere hot. 


Friday, 21 November 2014

Style-inspiration

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!


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