I don’t know what I’m doing in this photo are all, apparently I’m showing you how tiny something is or taking an imaginary photo…click! Either way, I’m pretty stoked to show you another DIY clothing project I’ve finished and show it off in the way it was meant to be.
So, I had this gorgeous turquoise retro space fabric print skirt from Mod Dolly which no longer fitted me, I really didn’t want to get rid of it as it was a gift and I really love the print, so decided to rework it into a dress as it was just the right amount of fabric to make the top of a smock dress. Once again, I used a The Pineneedle Collective tutorial and a pattern I drew myself.
It’s not perfect and there are a few mess ups that I’d like to fix but it’s a fully functioning dress and I’m really pleased with how it looks. This one was a simpler design that the other I’ve finished and I’ll show you the tartan number soon.
The bodice is fully lined and I’ve teamed the outfit with this AWESOME clutch bag from Play Purse, who have a range of simple bags inspired by those little beaded purse that any 90s girl will have owned! This one is pretty much exactly like one I remember owning, except super sized and completely useful! They are really sweet bags, ideal for an evening clutch, make up bag or handbag organiser.
If you know me already, you know how I like to wear lots of bright colours and patterns so I added my latest Sugar & Vice necklace to the mix in the form of this super kitsch weather necklace, it’s my current fave and goes with so many of my clothes. My make up, of course if fully colour coordinated too featuring Red Rum lipstick from Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
Blue hair is freshly dyed using Colour Freedom and a newly cut fringe and length which I did completely on my own at home! I’m going to do a little video of how to cut your own hair soon as this technique completely rocks and is so easy to do.
Shoes I’m wearing are blue glitter jelly shoes from Primark, they are a bit stiff so not the most comfortable pair but completely add to the retro vibe of this outfit.
Anyway, super pleased that I’ve managed to make some fully functioning clothing in the last few weeks and I look forward to continuing to make more, I’ve picked up my first pattern off eBay for the bargain of £1.50 so will be working on a tea dress once I find the right fabric.
What do you think? Have you had a go at making your own clothes? Leave me a comment or tweet me @JayneKitsch.
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