Saturday, 29 March 2014

Spring

Here is the dress I made the other week. It's not absolutely perfect and I made quite a few mistakes along the way but my main aim was to try out some new techniques, plus I managed to fully line it. The green fabric was incredibly difficult to work with as it's so thin and stretchy but I think the overall look at the end is really nice, especially with the white paisley fabric for the top and underskirt. 










 dress - homemade
shoes - Office

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Tumblr Favourites

I had planned to show you a dress I made recently, however it's quite summery and I didn't think photographing it in the rain would be very nice (I've heard it's going to be warm at the weekend though...). Instead, here's just a selection of some of my favourite images on tumblr at the moment...


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sequins

I have a more dressy outfit today, since I wanted to show this sequined skirt I received as a birthday present from my mum. It's so nice (...I can spot something sparkly from the other side of the shop) and hopefully I'll have the chance to wear it some point soon. I tried to style it more casually here by pairing it with this sheer shirt (another gift) and my topshop boots. Let me know what you think and how you would style it...











shirt - gift (charity shop)
skirt - gift (River Island via charity shop)
boots - Topshop

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Yiqing Yin Critical Study

I had an early finish at school today so I got started on a dress which I will hopefully show you next week if I don't mess it up! This dress, however, is another part of my textiles coursework. Just like in my other post, I had to respond to an artist/designer.I chose to look at Yiqing Yin (anyone who has followed my blog for a while may recognise some of the work since I showed it in this post). As the response is only supposed to be a 2 to 3 hour piece, mine is obviously not quite as extravagant and the edges etc. don't actually need to be finished. The top had 8 different panels which I had plan out by making my own pattern pieces and then fitting them together kind of like a jigsaw. I actually really liked working with lots of sections as it's alot more interesting than the usual one piece for the front and one for the back. The skirt is just an ordinary circle skirt cut into panels.  Unfortunately, the photos don't really do the dress justice which is annoying. 

What do you think of my response? 












 dress - homemade
heels - Office

Saturday, 15 March 2014

18

It was my 18th birthday on thursday which I spent going ice skating with friends, going out for lunch and visiting the fabric shop (it was a busy day!). I was really lucky with receiving presents and this dress is just one of the lovely things I got (I can't wait to show you everything else). Luckily, the dress fits perfectly and I had the chance to wear it last night when I had some of my friends round to celebrate my birthday. I'm wearing it with my Office heels which I bought nearly two years ago now (related side note: my friends were amazing and bought me an Office gift card which I am so excited to spend...let me know if you have any shoe recommendations!).

What do you think of my dress? What have you been doing this week?








 dress - gift
necklace - Topshop
heels - Office

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Karen Margolis

So as you may be aware, I'm currently in my second year of A level textiles and am working on my final project. It's based around the idea of microbiology and cells etc. etc. As part of our coursework we have to create responses to certain designers/artists which we find inspiring and this is one of mine based on Karen Margolis's work (see below). I (+ a group of my friends who helped me out) made the circles by wrapping pieces of wire in fabric and then attaching them all together.  Originally my plan had been to make a skirt but I soon realised that that was slightly over ambitious so I settled on a corset instead. 

My response







The artist's work




Friday, 7 March 2014

Here comes the sun

I can't believe how warm it's suddenly got recently and I'm so excited about being able to wear summery clothes soon (and no tights). This outfit is quite wintery but I wanted to show you this new dress I bought in the asos sale. I love anything lacey and the dress is so versatile since it can be worn during the day over a plain t-shirt/under a cropped shirt or on a night out. The only issue I had was that the button fell off almost straight away after buying it (but it's nothing I can't quickly fix so not too much of an issue).

What do you think of this outfit? How was your week? 











dress - Asos
white t-shirt -old
boots - Topshop
gold chain necklace - Topshop