Hi Guys! How are you? Can you believe its October? It’s officially Autumn, and I’m pretty much loving it at the moment. The weather is not so warm and not cold either. I would say it’s at the stage where you don’t have to bring out the coats and jackets yet, a blazer is completely fine at least in London.
On to today’s post. So basically when McCall came out with their fall patterns, I had to get the McCalls – 7802. I loved all the variations. In my mind I imagined making view C in a brown polka dot or an animal print, unfortunately I could not find these fabrics anywhere. And considering I committed to taking part in a sew along for September with @PrettyGirlsSew, I had to a make choice asap. In the end I went with this brown crepe abstract print, it has some weight to it. Honestly the camera did not pick up this print so well, its so beautiful in person.
-View C, cut the full length skirt but decided to take 5 inches off to achieve a midi length. Took in 2 inches from the knee downward.
I think pairing midi skirts and dresses with boots in Autumn/Winter is so flattering. I can not wait to make the other views for spring and summer.
What do have planned for the last quarter of year? Start where you are. Start with what you have. Wishing you a good start in the week. Xo, Lekeleli.
Hi guys! Hope y’all doing well. Gingham has been trending for years, and to say I haven’t owned a gingham any until now is actually crazy. Its such a classy print. After going through a images on Pinterest, I took to the fabric store in Brixton and found this light cotton gingham.
A while back I purchased this Pattern cutting for Women’s wear by Winifred Aldrich.
Basically this asymmetrical skirt is from a basic skirt block by inserting flare into panels by cutting and spreading. I bet a stripped fabric would also look amazing. I can not wait to make more garments from this book. Have a great week guys. Xo, Lekeleli
Hi Guys! Hope y’ all had a good weekend. Is there a thing as selfish sewing? Well I am totally guilty, recently I’ve been just sewing up for myself. This polka dot dress is from a few weeks ago, I wore it to church and some ladies liked it haha. Last weekend as I was sorting out my sewing space I couldn’t help but get rid of some patterns, however I’m slowly restocking my pattern stash which is exciting. So until next time, wishing a good start in the week. God bless, xx Lekeleli.
Hi guys!! How have you been? Hope your summer has been great and that you enjoyed spending time with your loved ones. I feel like I have been away for an entire season, lol but seriously though sometimes its good to take a break. I am writing with blog post on a Sunday afternoon cuddled up in comfy lounge wear, it is pouring outside the entire day. Over the past few weeks, I have been sewing up some things, this off the shoulder top is self drafted. Combined with this high waist Zara vintage jeans, it gave me seventies vibes and clearly I was feeling myself haha. Are wide leg jeans/ trousers the new skinny jeans?
Have a blessed week. X, Lekeleli
Hi guys! How are you doing? Hope you had a lovely weekend!
As someone who is always freezing, it’s only been this week I’ve felt that spring has actually sprung. Everybody seems to be in better moods, yay. Now that we are putting the heavy coats away, I am starting to be a little insecure with myself. I have gained a few, its not a secret. I want to be fitter (don’t we all want that). So I’m trying to eat healthy and exercise, I simply don’t believe in starving myself.
On to today’s make, I was inspired by a kimono I purchased ages ago. The fabric is light weight hence I had to line it. I paired it with my fav blue jeans and these boots from Zara.
Thanks for stopping by. Xx