Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Dressed By Katy

Mornin folks! 

If you follow me on my personal instagram (@KatyHainesxx) you would have already seen I've been super busy creating a 2 length skirt. It only took around 2 hours to make but I'm not going to lie and say it was a smooth process. Imagine me in front of my sewing machine, fabric up to my eyeballs, pattern paper covering the floor that it looks like it could be the carpet, 5 coffee mugs, that hideous back tingling noise of scissors slicing and my prescription glasses hidden deep, very deep somewhere in my hair.

Having said that, if anyone would like an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to re-create your own skirt, hit me up! I promise to keep the work space clean, fetch my glasses from my fro' and turn the noise on mute whilst cutting away. Now that I've made the skirt, I think the second time around wouldn't be half as crazy. Christ, well I hope so anyway.

Lucy and I recently bought the Singer Promise sewing machine from HobbyCraft and absolutely love it. The fabric just glides on through! If you're looking for a easy sewing machine, we cannot recommend the Singer Promise enough. It has all the basic stitches and no weird buttons to influence breaking the machine. Also, if you pop in to your local HobbyCraft, they can show you how to thread and use the machines. Bonus!

As the skirt has muted green tones, I thought I would add a loud clashing print against it. My dogtooth coat is from a vintage seller on eBay. It's probably the only vintage item I actually take out of the wardrobe. It's 2 sizes too big but anyone whose a crazy vintage buyer knows that the first rule of buying is: FORGET YO' SIZE. I can't be the only one guilty of thinking 'I can most definitely squeeze into that gorgeous, embroidered size 6 top if I go to the gym more. And wow, my trouser collection is screaming out for a pair of size 22 flares I can hide away in'. Yeah you probably won't end up actually wearing any of it out of the house because you're worried a button will probably shoot off or you look like you're drowning in a sea of trouser, but hello, its vintage. 

I teamed my skirt with my knee highs because it was too chilly to wear ankle boots, my white scuba top because it's great for warmth and one of my favourite charity shop finds - the western belt to tie it altogether.

Jacket - eBay
Top - Missguided, £9.99
Skirt - Handmade @ Katys sweat shop
Boots - Forever 21
Belt - Charity Shop

Thanks for reading, Katy

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