19 September 2010
I just can't seem to have enough tweed in my life. Obviously I've been influenced by designer collections but I've also been reading Sherlock Holmes and watching Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox which has definitely played a part. With the end of summer and all the students flocking back to school, it finally hit home that I am no longer one of them and maybe it was about time that I put my seamstress skills to good use.
I love this fabric, so much so that first I made a pinafore then this skirt and neck tie and I think I'll make a pair of high waist shorts to match. Its such a great feeling to wear something that you have made and whats more it cost under £20.
I made the skirt with the intention of wearing it with this blouse but it looked far too plain on its own. First I thought of a bow but I wanted to keep the look prim so I went with the Gossip Girl-esque neck tie. Too matchy-matchy? There is no such thing! The blouse is Fearne Cotton for Very and the clogs and mac are Topshop.