Dungarees!

So on Saturday we had some sunshine and it was kind of warm so I finally got to dig out my dungarees and Hello Kitty sunglasses!

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Hello Kitty Sunglasses: eBay
Bird Print T Shirt: Primark
Dungarees: Mango

Here is a pick of a few of my favourite dungarees in stores now! (click on the store name for a link)

Do you like dungarees? Do you have a pair?

Love Lou xoxox

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Sewing History Part 4

Here are the final few items I made from 18-20 years old.

Loveheart dress. I never really liked this dress on me; it just wasn’t me so I decided to sell it.

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Silky embroidered dress. I loved this dress! So easy to wear and casual enough for daytime but fancy enough for a night out.

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Hello Kitty patch shift dress. This dress is so cute! Made the shift dress but it was so plain I never wore it so I added a scrap piece of lace cut into a heart, a hello kitty patch and decorative embroidery.

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Patch Close-up

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Hem Decoration

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Polka dot dress.   Another one of my favourites. So cute. Perfect for all year. I was so sad when it didn’t fit me anymore. I found 2 pictures of me wearing it in 2008 (not great pictures – sorry!).

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Wearing the dress with Nemo

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With Nemo

Embroidered cheesecloth dress. Made from the same pattern as the black embroidered dress but without the frill on the bottom. Also made for summer/holidays.

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Skull halter neck dress. Made to sell.

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Paisley Maxi dress. I loved this dress but it came up too big and it was so heavy! So decided to sell.

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Basic t shirt. Just a jersey t shirt for around the house.

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Blue & Pink Tutu. So I needed something to wear for a neon night during Freshers so my Mom and I cut up loads of net and made this. Very fun to make and wear. Also customised the Freshers t shirt by ripping, cutting and tying.

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Neon night (2009)

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

Part 3 here

During university I didn’t get much time for sewing but now I have graduated and have more time I’m going to get back into it and I cannot wait! I have way too many projects planned but hopefully I will be able to focus myself and finish off all my unfinished items and begin sewing a brand new spangly wardrobe!

Do you have any unfinished sewing items?

Love Lou xoxox

Outfit: Bird Dress!

It was lovely and sunny last Saturday (and kind of warm too!) so I decided to bust out a dress! I chose my bird dress. It is one of the only dresses that I have brought from a store as I usually make all of my dresses but I saw it in Dorothy Perkins and could not resist it! (mainly because of the cute bird print and collar).

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I love the shoes, they are the one’s I picked up at Office for just £5 in the sale. So comfy as well!

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DSC08462Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan: Wallis
Shoes: Office
Tights: Pretty Polly (Fleece Opaque)
Bracelet: Handmade by me

My boyfriend and I passed this lovely building on the way to lunch and I just had to share the picture:

DSC08480Are you looking forward to Summer? What are you favourite things to wear when the sun is shining?

Love Lou xoxox

Oscars 2013

I always love looking at the beautiful clothes (mainly dresses!) people wear to awards ceremonies. I haven’t watched The Oscars yet but I went onto Vogue.com (link) earlier to have a look at the gorgeous dresses on the red carpet and here are a few of my favourites. I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures!

Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani

Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani

Adele in Jenny Packham

Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli

Olivia Munn in Marchesa

Georgina Chapman

Kelly Osbourne in Tony Ward

I wish people dressed like this more often! I would love more excuses to make and wear beautiful dresses like these!

Did you watch The Oscars? Which dress is your favourite?

Love Lou xoxox

Latest Obsession: Bow Ties!

Well, I love bows so why not bow ties? Just lately I am obsessed with them and hope to make some this week! What’s your opinion on bow ties?

So here’s some of my inspiration:

Of course Blaine Warbler!

Diane Kruger

Mary Poppins

Diane Kruger Again

Audrey Hepburn

Gwen Stefani

Michael Jackson

Agyness Deyn

Bow Ties:

Amelia Bow Tie $52 (link)

Polka Dots £8 (link)

Bird Bow Tie £8 (link)

Colourful Bow Tie £12 (link)

Musical Note Bow Tie $13 (link)

Pearl Bow Tie $15 (link)

Cameo Bow Tie £13 (link)

Wooden Bow Tie $15 (link)

Floral Bow Tie $12 (link)

What do you think? Which is your favourite?

Love Lou xoxox

Sewing History Part 3

Some more of my items made from 18-20 years old that I do not have any more. Looking at the pictures I wish I had kept them all! Click on any image to see it full size.

My first jacket! Such a challenge but finished it with help from my Mom. Made from red linen with the coolest spiderweb lining.

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Full Lining

Black and white musical note dress. I loved this dress but the bust part was never right on me! Might have another go at this pattern now I have more experience.

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Front Bodice

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Polka dot rayon dress. The fabric was amazing and flowy but again not keen on how this dress looked on me.

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Linen princess dress. This was one of my favourites. Made from ikea fabric. Unfortunately came up way to big so had to sell.

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Floral sundress. This was a quick and easy summer dress to take on holiday.

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1950’s wiggle halter dress. On the dummy this dress looks amazing, but I didn’t feel comfortable wearing it. Personally I thought it showed too much off as I don’t like low cut clothing, but the girl who brought it loved it.

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To be continued in part 4!

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

What is your favourite garment you have ever made?

Love Lou xoxox

Latest Obession: Valentine Hearts!

Maybe it’s just me but I’m super excited for Valentines day! It makes me want everything covered in hearts. Here are some of my favourites that I found on the internet:

Romwe $35.50 (link)

ASOS £5 (link)

River Island £35 (link)

Zatchels £91 (link)

Romwe $14.99 (link)

New Look £24.99 (link)

New Look £1 (link)

New Look £5 (link)

New Look £5 (link)

Asos £19.50 (link)

Soul Cal £5 (link)

TUK £56 (link)

Mango £9.99 (link)

etsy $3.15 (link)

etsy $19 (link)

etsy $20 (link)

This would be so easy to make and it would be a gorgeous Valentines present:

etsy $60 (link)

Do you love hearts? Are you excited for Valentines day?

Love Lou xoxox