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19 September 2010

Prim and Proper.

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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.


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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.


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21 comments:

  1. Impressive sewing skills! I absolutely love the neck tie, especially the button. Whatever lens you're using on your camera is amazing too! Were these taken in the meadows?

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  2. Really like the neck tie Cait. I've never really been a big tweed fan but your outfit is very nice and makes me think twice! Well done and the excellent sewing skills.

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  3. I love this so much, it looks amazing on you!! What a good job you did x

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  4. Fantastic outfit and really nice blog!!

    http://agatiszka.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow such a brilliant outfit - perfect for the going back to school time of year! x

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  6. This is adorable! I love the matching neck tie. Very Upper East Side. x

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  7. This is such a grogeous outfit! You could definitely have stepped right out of gossip girl! I'm cuyrrently reading Sherlock Holmes too - I love it!

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  8. Ahh cute outfit! I love how the tie and skirt matches, and how classic and vintage-y this look is!

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  9. this outfit is just beautiful! xxx

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  10. Oh wow, I absolutely LOVE this - very Zooey Deschanel. Beautiful. You're so talented! x

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  11. This is so adorable, especially with the coat on and the neck tie just peeping out.

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  12. Ohhh, how lovely. Your outfit is perfect autumn inspiration for me. I really like the blouse, it looks so.. proper, like you said. But prim, too. And I'm in love with tweed, it's not possible to own too much tweed things. :-)

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  13. i love it
    especially the neck tie
    amazing

    i sew too :)

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  14. I absolutely love this look! There is no such thing as too matchy-matchy, or too prim. Anyone who says otherwise needs a good caning from a British headmaster. ;)

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  15. this outfit is adorable! i like your nail varnish too cait.

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  16. Another look I'm dying for! So amazing. I'm obsessed with tweed and uniform inspired looks.

    Do you ever sew clothes for others?? Because I love your work.

    Lulu Letty

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  17. This is also gorgeous! Tweed just feels so right this season and you wear it so well dear.

    Sally from Louder Than Silence x

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  18. Stunning! Breathtaking! (I can go on forever.) Lovely blog, btw. :)

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