DIY WORK FROM HOME SUMMER STYLE | 3 DIY OUTFIT FORMULAS

I did warn you this post was coming. Oh, was it back in the other life in March, beyond the wormhole of the lockdown happened? Yeah, I had to go back and see what I wrote too. But anyway, this is part 2 of the Working from Home outfits, this time the ‘keeping cool edit’. It seems almost unbelievable how many layers I had on in late March. Now I really can’t think how to keep my body temperature down… What a difference a few months make (and summer!). I have been working from home since mid-March and although I…

WORK FROM HOME STYLE – KEEPING WARM EDITION | 3 DIY OUTFIT FORMULAS

Yes, I am sort of scraping the bottom of the barrel style-wise. What’s the point in styling outfits for work, comfort and play (as per my usual ‘3 ways to style’ series), when all the fun, play and comfort is actually happening inside the house? And let’s be honest, it’s all about comfort right now. So I decided that I will just be sharing what I have been wearing (pretty much on repeat) since we went into lockdown here in the UK. Also, because it’s Me-Made-May 20, I made an effort to only mix and match self-made items. And what’s…

SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE LOCKDOWN BINGO

Was it light-hearted frivolity you asked for? Well, this is exactly what I’m delivering in this post. I mean, the title contains the word ‘bingo’… Though old habits are hard to shake so I had to put some grated courgette in the chocolate cake (you know, the ‘good for you part’ in the ‘too delicious for your own good part’). So let’s make this bingo game one where the prize is a more thoughtful wardrobe that will be ready to make you feel awesome when we come out at the other end. Sustainable wardrobe lockdown bingo – The Rules So…

WARDROBE TRACKER | JAN -MAR 2020 UPDATE

Not even the pandemic can stop my wardrobe tracking. Ok, since I am staying at home for the past 3 weeks now, there was not a whole lot to track lately, but I already got the bulk of this period in before that, so here I am with the update for the second quarter of Year 2. If you are wondering what I am on about, check out how I decided to record every single thing I wore every single day for a year. I called it One Year Wardrobe Count project.

So, I’ve got numbers for you from January to March.

3 WAYS TO STYLE AN ASYMMETRIC PLEATED GREY SKIRT | BURDA STYLE 03/2015 #104

I have been debating whether, in these times of uncertainty, worry and even panic, such a perhaps frivolous post is the right thing to talk about. But I feel that, as we take the measures that our national governments require, as well as any sensible actions that we feel we must, we still need a degree of normality and keep on carrying on. For me personally, and I do consider myself lucky that I have so far been little affected, this means continuing to do what I would normally do. This is sewing, blogging and keeping up the conversations with…

3 WAYS TO STYLE A STRIPED CROP TOP | SEAMWORK ASTORIA

I really wanted to share this striped Seamwork Astoria crop top with you, but not sure it was worth a proper post on its own. So I decided to make it the feature of my blog series on how to style a handmade item in three different ways, for work, for comfort and for fun. I previously styled my beloved pink culottes and my favourite summer pattern from last year, the Fibre Mood Mira dress. Firstly, a quick work on the Seamwork Astoria. I wrote a review back in the day when I made my first version, and there is…

WARDROBE TRACKER | OCT-DEC 2019 UPDATE + TOP 5 AUTUMN OUTFITS

If you’re a medium or long term reader of this blog, you might remember that in 2018, I got a sudden urge to record every single thing I wore every single day for a year. I called it One Year Wardrobe Count project. And I did it! However, one year was not the end of it, I was hooked! I improved the original spreadsheet, and continued on, starting Year 2 on 1st October 2019. I was really trying to do monthly blog post updates throughout the first year, but it proved quite unfeasible. Not the number crunching part as much…

ONE YEAR WARDROBE COUNT PROJECT | RESULTS

Dear readers, this is the big day!! I have actually completed my One Year Wardrobe Count project at the end of September and the results are in! Of course, since this launched a year ago, you might not remember what I’m on about. In a nutshell, I decided a year ago to track EVERY SINGLE THING I WORE EVERY SINGLE DAY for a year! I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t an easy task, and I failed a few times (ok, more than a few times), but I have a lot of data collected and I’ve had a lot of…

3 WAYS TO STYLE A TIERED A-LINE DRESS | MIRA FIBRE MOOD

You might remember from last year that I tried to start a blog series in which I styled one handmade item in 3 ways. Unfortunately, it didn’t end up being quite a series, with just one post, but I am looking to revive it today.

And what better candidate than perhaps my favourite make of the summer, Fibre Mood Mira?

Let’s check out how I styled Mira for work, play and comfort. Of course, you can apply these ideas to any similarly shaped dress, A-line with gathered tiers, to any other dress that you have in your wardrobe (handmade or RTW).

ONE YEAR WARDROBE COUNT PROJECT | JULY UPDATE + 5 SUMMER OUTFIT INSPIRATION

Hello, dearest readers, hope you are having a great summer so far! July was a bit of a blogging holiday for me, but looking forward to resuming regular scheduling. I have so many exciting news to share with you very soon, and so many summer outfits to show you in the next few posts. Whilst I have not been blogging loads, I sure have been wearing my me-made wardrobe with a vengeance! It definitely looks like I have more summer me-mades than winter or transition ones, as June and July almost felt like Me-Made-May! I can’t wait to share my…