21.10.14

| What I Wore | Market Skirt


One day.....

I went to the market right by our home in London and haggled for some African fabric. The woman I bought the fabric from was bemused with my bartering and let me have 5 yards of this gorgeous cloth for just £12.00. 






I made myself a skirt with a pattern that I drafted myself. 

Then, one day.....

I wore the skirt that I made on trip to the Mercado do Bolhão in Porto.

The skirt is a voluminous garment with deep in seam pockets. It is quite ostentatious in its pattern and colouring but somehow - it suits busy environments and is perfect for comfortable saunters through a market. The Mercado do Bolhão is a pretty special place and I will be blogging about its again very soon.


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17 comments:

  1. A comfy and stylish outfit to wander the streets. Love the long sleeve shirt with exposed back as well.

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  2. along with the Nikes it makes a perfect traveling partnership

    Buckets & Spades

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  3. that's a beautiful skirt! such lovely fabric and a total bargain!
    xo

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  4. I love the pattern and the fact that it has pockets! Anything with pockets has my heart :)

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  5. Oh my, that fabric! It looks almost bejeweled with all of the gold, I'm amazed - and quite impressed at your bartering skills - that you got it for just twelve pounds. Although precious few people could pull it off as well as you do, particularly paired with trainers. I do always love getting to see you wear your lovely creations :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. I love the pattern! it looks so comfy too, great work as usual :)

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  7. That skirt is amazing :) Love the pattern both for the artwork and the garment design!

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  8. The pattern is beautiful! It's perfect for that kind of skirt. I love seeing the clothes you make!

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  9. This skirt is so gorgeous, I love the patterns, they make me dizzy with happiness :)) So wonderful doll xx

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  10. Thanks! I walk a lot when I am on adventure so comfort is a must!

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  11. Super comfy Mat especially for our crazy long walks!

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  12. I don't know how people go about without pockets!! Where do they put their emergency snacks??

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  13. When I was a child in Kenya, my mum would always haggle for the best price. She never paid the full price for anything - even if the price was clearly labelled in a shop. I think as I get older - I am getting more of my mother's habits!

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  14. It so cony thanks Sharon. I can take huge mighty giant steps in it :)

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  15. Thanks Fiona! I love African patterns - never worn West African print before though but I think I could get used to it!

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  16. i love this so much. i love the fabric you chose and the pieces you make with it! i need to channel your talent and skill and make me a skirt!

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