Saturday, 28 February 2015

90s crop top

When I saw this crop top in Topshop for £16, I decided to take on the challenge to make my own version for less. I took a trip to the fabric shop to buy this fabric for a mere £4.50 a metre, and then spent just an hour and a half constructing it. I also think I actually prefer this fabric as well, plus it has a really nice feel and stretch to it. Considering I used very small amounts of fabric the whole thing probably cost about £2.50 to make from scratch (which is definitely a better deal than £16!). Using bias binding may also be my new favourite sewing technique as it's so much easier for hemming especially on stretch fabrics like this which are normally a nightmare to sew with.

Also new in this post are my boots. They were £8 from Missguided! Yes, just £8! They're so nice, really comfy and great for all year round. 

skirt - Topshop
crop top - homemade
boots - Missguided

Monday, 23 February 2015

LFW - Day 1 and 2 Highlights

I was away on holiday last week so I haven't had the chance to go to London Fashion Week this season unfortunately, but I've been looking at the shows online and picked out some of my highlights...Here are some from days 1 and 2...

Friday, 13 February 2015


Because it's been raining all day I decided rather than trekking outside to take outfit photos I'd do a summary of some of the more basic pieces that I haven't yet shown on my blog. 

shirt - Primark via ebay

top - xmas present

 top - charity shop

 skirt - Topshop via ebay

 shirt - Topman via ebay

 dress - New Look via ebay

 crop top - via ebay

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Floral Velvet

I bought this amazing fabric for just £3.50 from Southall. They had it in a variety of colours but I was drawn to this one in particular because I suppose it's quite unusual for velvet. I wanted to make quite a simple dress that I could wear to uni interviews, so I kept the design quite plain and then wore it with a belt, black tights, and my Office boots.

 dress - homemade
boots - Office