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I’ve been sorting through all of my degree work in the attic over the past week & have come across all sorts of things I had forgotten I’d made! I kept everything in garment bags totally pristine, just incase I needed them again for something, then it dawned on me that having been graduated for over a year, I’m not likely to need them again! I’ve hung all the pieces that fit me in my closet, so I’ll hopefully get some wear out of them, I hate the thought of them just collecting dust in the attic, especially now I no longer need to be so precious about them!

I’ve worn the skirt a few times before, but this is my first time wearing the shirt out. I brought this beautiful rustic looking cotton way before I knew what I was going to use it for, I just fell in love with it & had to buy a few meters. It is so thin & soft, it has that kind of worn look to it that I am so fond of & gives the shirt a real loveworn look with the way it creases so easily. I know a lot of people this would bother, but I’m not really a fan of stiff, perfectly ironed shirts & I hate ironing! I quite like it all creased, I think it adds a little character to it & stops it looking too harsh with the graphic cut outs. I hated this shirt for a long time because the little triangle cutouts caused me so much stress when making it, but I’m starting to love it again now & can see myself wearing it a lot more.

The skirt even though it’s quite plain & simple is one of my favourite things I’ve made, purely because it’s so practical. I love highwaisted skirts, but I also have a long torso & it’s almost a guarantee that they’ll be short to the point of flashing my cheeks because of this! I don’t want that, so I made this skirt the perfect length to still be a mini, but also keep everything covered! The notches & panels with diagonal stitching down the sides add a subtle bit of interest, keeping it from being just another boring black skirt.

I’m still in love with all things rose gold & this gorgeous, classic looking watch from Daniel Wellington is my latest edition. I love men’s watches & I have a real soft spot for ones with leather straps, so I knew I’d get plenty of wear out of this one. I love how slim the casing is & how minimal & unfussy it looks, it gives it a real elegance & means it goes with absolutely everything too.

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  1. Posted 08.10.2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    My goodness, you made this??! I can barely hem my own pants! You’re very creative. As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, I always admire how you put a new spin on a familiar piece of clothing.

  2. Posted 08.10.2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I just love the idea that you make creative clothes of your own, and not just a plain skirt or a plain shirt. My mother taught me the basics of sewing and knitting and i sometimes try myself to homemade pieces. This is a priceless result. Hope you’ll wear these two beauties again, the shirt is a real success !

      Posted 17.10.2012 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

      Thankyou! I’m sure I will, especially after how many compliments the shirt has received, it’s so nice to hear when it’s something you worked really hard on! :)

  3. Posted 08.10.2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Such a daring shirt! I love your choice of fabric.

  4. Posted 08.10.2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    You’re an artist… really. It’s fabulous, and you look PERFECT. Love your outfit.


  5. Posted 08.10.2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Love your shirt!
    Btw, I am hosting a Kat&Bee giveaway ;)

  6. Posted 08.10.2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    really love the cut-out blouse, nice job! x

  7. Posted 08.10.2012 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    loving the shirt!


  8. Posted 08.10.2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Oh for me clothes are meant to be worn! So I am glad we will be seeing more of your pieces from your degree! I do love the cutout details.

  9. Posted 08.10.2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    love the top <3

  10. Posted 08.10.2012 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Great look, love your tee !

  11. Posted 08.10.2012 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    yessss, love this top!!

    xx. Hybrid Hunter

  12. Posted 08.10.2012 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    I love this shirt!the cut out details are perfect!
    and this skirt too!simple and in great length!
    And you made them? Well done sweetie!
    As far as the watch is concerned it is so beautiful!
    I was always a fan of men’s watches, just like you, so how can I just skip this one? I can’t!

  13. Posted 09.10.2012 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Rather fond of the skirt. I’m looking for a new black mini but it’s so hard to find something that straddles work wear and interesting.

  14. Posted 09.10.2012 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    Ummmm, can I just say hoooottttt!!!

    If you ever do get a chance to get to Seoul, do it! Cheaper than Japan and less hectic than Hong Kong… didn’t even know that was even possible. I got suckered into the Chloe perfume set by the packaging. Put a bow and make it in dusty pink, I’m totally sold.

  15. A's Fashion Files
    Posted 09.10.2012 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    That shirt is absolutely fabulous! You always have so many unique and fun things!
    A’s Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

  16. Posted 09.10.2012 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Oh gosh, I love the top =)
    Following you on Bloglovin!
    – Che

  17. Posted 09.10.2012 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    That shirt is utterly gorgeous! And you made it! Even better! Fantastic design and fabric; and I love wrinkles, it gives the clothing a bit of character.

    Have a wonderful week!

  18. Posted 09.10.2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this top, I need you to come and make me a new wardrobe!

    Maria xxx

  19. Posted 09.10.2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    so you’re beautiful and creative? please stop, us mere mortals would like a chance…xx

      Posted 17.10.2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

      Aw, Daniela! That is so sweet, you’re making me blush! :)

  20. Posted 09.10.2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Love the skirt & shirt !!!
    The shirt is amazing, love the cutouts !!!
    You’re very talented !!!

  21. Posted 09.10.2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    wow i am incredibly impressed with your talent. i really love that top especially – the cut outs are fabulous. i also love the jewelry you paired with it. that detail shot is so pretty.
    xx rae

  22. Posted 10.10.2012 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    love the cutouts, such an interesting detail i think especially the smaller ones where the darts end. inspired piece steph! also i’ve yet to find a black skirt that’s the perfect length, wish i could make myself one :o)

      Posted 17.10.2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, the smaller ones were the biggest pain ever, but I think they were worth it!
      You should have a go at a skirt, if you have a machine & basic sewing skills, they are pretty easy to do! Just take a pattern from a skirt you have that fits well (or buy a pre-made pattern), make a mock up & keep adjusting till it’s perfect! :)

  23. Posted 10.10.2012 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    I love that you made these, you’re so talented! I know what you mean about liking creased things, I love this material you’ve used. The cutouts are so interesting and unexpected too xxx

  24. Posted 10.10.2012 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Looking stunning as usual. I like the fabric of your top too, it’s casual and I love that it doesn’t require ironing. The cutout makes it so interesting.

  25. Posted 10.10.2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Wow look at you! That top easily stands out in its own cutting from everything.
    Great look here, so cool and sharp as always :) xx

  26. Posted 11.10.2012 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    You are so talented! The shirt has such a brilliant design and looks so lovely on! I suppose that’s the benefit of making your own clothes… they’ll always fit you perfectly. Adore the Daniel Wellington watch too! xx

  27. Posted 12.10.2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    You are so talented… Love the shirt so very much :)


  28. Posted 12.10.2012 at 3:38 am | Permalink

    WOAH that top! I love that it has a bit of sex appeal to it. It’s like work attire gone bad seceratary (but in a good way) lol I like that you paired it up with a detailed pencil skirt. Great job on making these pieces!

      Posted 17.10.2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Haha! I love the idea of it being a bit bad secretary! I’m going to think that every time I wear this now! :D

  29. Posted 12.10.2012 at 6:28 am | Permalink


    xo Jennifer

  30. Posted 16.10.2012 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    such beautiful designs. I cannot believe you had them sitting in the attic. the shirt is a masterpiece, and I really want one as well ;)

      Posted 17.10.2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

      Thankyou Karina! It’s so nice to hear such lovely compliments when it’s something you worked really hard on, really appreciate it! :)
      I’m considering doing some kind of giveaway with one of my pieces for the blogs first birthday, seeing as they’ve had such a good response!

      • Posted 17.10.2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

        yes, you should do that!! It would be such a good and original giveaway since you’d be giving away one of your self made pieces. Something that no one else can do :)

  31. Laura F
    Posted 16.11.2012 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Takes this as a compliment: I love how due to your skin being such a lovely pale colour, you can get away with wearing such a revealing top, as the contrast of the darkness against your light skin looks so classy. You really do make some beautiful clothes!

  32. Andrew M
    Posted 20.11.2013 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Thought the top was black denim at first!

    The triangles remind me of little hearts, ^_^.

  33. Hannah A.
    Posted 13.05.2014 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE that blouse, isn’t there a tutorial for how you did it?

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