Sunday, 7 August 2011

Hey Mum, look what I made :)

Hello all,

What have we been up to this weekend?
Me well, I went to a friends BBQ yesterday, it was really fun and the weather cooperated mostly; still a little chilly though.
Last weekend I purchased some lovely owl print fabric from Wallingford. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted a skirt so yesterday I also did some sewing. I used a really simple pattern/tutorial over at Freshly Picked, I love how easily I was able to whip up the skirt.

By the time I get to hemming an item I get impatient so I was particularly please with how the hem turned out when I used a technique I was taught in my dressmaking class. I think it looks very tidy...for a change :)

I decided to use some plan mustard fabric for the pockets, have I told you before I loveeeee the color mustard :)

I have also been reading The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan, I had heard it is a really good play and as I found it in a bookshop near work for £1.

I like to have a book to read on my commute, so I am always searching for ones I haven't read before. At the moment I am trying to read more classics, so I also got Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace for a £1 each; a bargain I must say.

Today's Outfit
Cardigan: H&M
Blouse: Topshop
Skirt: Made by me :)
Boots: Ebay

On the topic of making things, Cait over at Wayward Daughter is debuting her first collection. So big congratulations to Cait, pop over and have a look the dresses are bautiful.

Well I hope your having a great weekend.

Ciao for now
Katrina x


  1. What a darling little skirt! And you gotta love pockets. I've never seen cuter fabric :)

  2. Thank you so much, I fell in love with the fabric as soon as I saw it!!!

  3. what a darling little skirt! looks great on you! and the print is so cute!

    would love it if you popped over and visited my blog and maybe followed? :D


    Meena ♥