| What I Wore | Forget The Stress

Work has been a bucketful of stress ridden lemons lately and it can be so bloody hard to wind down in the evenings.  I am not one to wallow in woes and so I challenged myself to forget the stress by making a garment and then stepping out in it.....

Hiro's cashmere jumper from Uniqlo (it's very soft and cosy). My handmade skirt. Marc by Marc Jacobs crossbody leather bag. Sunglasses from Tiffany's.
Gold Converse All Stars. Balck tights from Tutuanna Japan.
So here it is! A stripey skirt of black and white brilliance (well, sort of) made by me. I bought the cloth in a sale at £3.50 a meter a bargain for a good quality cotton poplin.

For me, the ultimate test of a handmade garment is wearing it out in public. I get all sorts of anxieties about doing this and so think up the most dreadful and embarrassing scenarios. I am pleased to report that my little skirt swished away nicely and didnt come apart nor turn into a billion ants and scatter into a gutter (as my nightmares would have me imagine).


  1. Look at you, you lovely thing! I would gladly steal this whole outfit from you - I mean borrow, of course - if only we lived closer together. I think your skirt turned out beautifully and dressing it down with an oversized sweater and Chuck Taylors was exactly the right choice. I think more of us bloggers need to work on defying fashion expectations in our outfits like you have :)

  2. You look so good! I love that skirt. I'm a big fan of black and white and think this outfit looks so cool.

  3. This skirt is so so perfect, I love stripes!! Amazing doll...I hope all the stress goes away doll xx

  4. Must feel nice to wear something you've made yourself, and it actually look good! I say this with experience of taking fashion design as a late teen...

    Buckets & Spades

  5. my gosh i love your skirt!! and from time to time i steal yangkyu's tops. the soft and nice ones especially :)

  6. Good luck with all your work, don't forget to relax every now and then!

  7. Love your outfit! Your skirt is awesome. You shouldn't be anxious about wearing any of your handmade creations out. Your sewing skills are tops!



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