Saturday, 29 November 2014

I've got a clan of gingerbread men..

Dress: Handmade (Simplicity 2444) // Jacket: Tu Clothing
Collar: Vintage // Boots: Peacocks
Venice Tote Bag: Nica*

This is easily one of my favourite outfits for a while. I love this dress, which I made a couple of weekends back. The bike print fabric was another Ditto Fabrics purchase but it doesn't seem to be available anymore. I think this cape collar style is by far my favourite option of the Simplicity 2444 pattern, which I've now made countless versions of, but there is something about it which seems to make it a little more dressed up and fancy than the collarless views. So I save it for my favourite fabrics, I guess. {Case in point: ostrich dress // birds&dishes dress}

I also really like this jacket - even though it apparently looks like it should belong to a geography teacher (thanks, Jo!). I'd seen it in Sainsbury's a while ago, but it was in the sale when I popped in for supplies on Monday, so I snapped it up with the remains of a giftcard I'd had.

The fur collar is literally an old vintage collar I took off a coat before getting rid of it. I'd been considering stitching it onto another coat but figured that it would work as a kind of stand-alone collar with a brooch. I sort of like it. I think it will be one of those outfits which I'll fall back on when I'm not feeling inspired. I can't be the only one who has those?


  1. Lovely combination of clothes here!! I really like them together!! X

    1. Thanks, Kezzie. Me too, it's one of my favourite outfits for a while!

  2. Cute outfit! No, I have a few pieces of clothing I turn to when I'm not inspired or am in a rush and haven't got time to figure out what to wear. I'm sure everybody does. xx

    1. Yeah, I'm finding that even though I've made so many dresses lately, there seem to be a handful which I like to wear and fall back on.