4 August 2013

Ella Made : Home made skirt


After reading Olivia's and Lisette's post about the Campaign being run by Alpro * to try something different everyday, I felt inspired to dabble in a little something new to give myself a bit of a boost and a push in the right direction. The first thing that sprang to mind was to get my new John Lewis Hot pink mini sewing machine up and banishing my fear of sewing failure ( i can be really haphazard on a sewing machine) Sew (excuse the pun) I decided I really wanted to sew myself a new sort of new pleated A-line skirt. I took the plunge with some cheap cotton fabric and got sewing whilst I watched a desperate Romantics on dvd. 

The skirt itself isn't made to any pattern, I do have one but I wasn't in the mood and wanted to free hand, living on the edge. I was pleasantly surprised at myself...I lined the skirt as well. I hadn't made a skirt in about eight years so doing something different has given me that boost to finally get my dress and skirt collection together. It took me an hour from start to finish I think I may embroider it. I am loving embracing the hand-made and having a break from the hustle and bustle of freelance life.

Have you done something different today if so I would love to hear what it is?


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19 comments

  1. Your skirt looks lovely! I've been wanting to try and make my own skirts/dresses for a long time now and this post may have inspired me! Also where are your shoes from? They're gorgeous.

    x

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  2. so cute! did the dress have buttons or zippers? i haven't sewn in awhile... i finally made a floral head piece :)

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  3. I should nominate a day (per week or per month) on which I do something different. Love the idea. :)

    The skirt looks beautiful, especially if one keeps in mind that you do it free handed. Really love it. :)

    ♥ Mel

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  4. I'm extremely impressed Ella! Adore those shoes!
    Sophie
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  5. gorgeous skirt! I also love your Cath boat bag. I miss that print, was my fave, that and cowboy :) x

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  6. You look beautiful Ella! That skirt is amazing, I wish I knew how to sew something that good! xxx

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  7. I spent all weekend with friends, which was
    lovely, although when I got home last night I stuck a DVD on and got cutting out the fabric for my next dress. There's something so therapeutic about making something.

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  8. You look so pretty and your hair is perfection!

    Becky
    xx

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  9. Very cute indeed, I really love the shirt you're wearing!!

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  10. Ella, such a lovely outfit! I'd love your skirt!

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  11. Looks gorge! Cute specs too x

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  12. Oh such a nice skirt and looove those glasses!
    X

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  13. Love this outfit, I can't believe you made this skirt!

    Maria xxx

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  14. Look perfect, adorable.
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  15. It looks gorgeous with this little belt! Great outfit xx

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  16. Your skirt looks lovely! I don't get on too well with sewing machines either so hand sew when I'm feeling creative, but maybe I'll be brave too and borrow my mum's machine! Thanks for the inspiration.

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