Shoes: ara via Shoebuy
I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I spent mine sewing, shopping, and soaking up the sun.
I finally (I know, bad blogger) managed to make it out to the A Plus Market, which was even better than I’d hoped, and introduced me to a couple of new designers that I hadn’t heard of before. If you’re in Melbourne I’d definitely recommend penciling November 15 into your diary and checking out the last one for the year. Theoretically I was just there to “look”, but of course I ended up buying an awesome skirt and a sparkly little belt that I’m planning to wear with ALL THE THINGS.
If you were in Melbourne today you won’t be surprised to learn that this tights-and-cardigan ensemble wasn’t actually the outfit I wore today, but the daisy print dress is one you’ll probably be seeing more of as the weather moves towards summer.
T-shirt: Dream Diva
Skirt: Sewing By Selena via Etsy
Shoes: Ara via Shoebuy
The second I spotted this graphic arrow-print skirt way back in May I decided I had to have it. The fabric is part of the100% cotton “Mustang” line at Melody Miller, and it has a kind of heavy linen-y feel to it. The arrows are interspersed with gold dots, and the whole effect just makes me swoon a little.
I deliberated about buying the fabric and sewing something myself, but ended up taking the easier route and buying a pre-made skirt from Sewing By Selena.
Selena specialises in making simple skirts in a variety of amazing colours and prints, and she offers her customers the opportunity to customise their orders with a variety of extras like pockets or lining.
I chose a simple a-line skirt with gathers at the centre front and back and an elasticised drop waistband. In the end the drop-waist was a little too deep, and drew more attention to the curve of my tummy than I was comfortable with, so I brought the waistband up a little, but apart from that my new skirt was everything I could have hoped for.
Selena’s workmanship was absolutely impeccable, with tidily finished seams, and even a lovely embroidered patch with Sewing By Selena‘s logo on it.
I teamed it with the sequin heart tee-shirt that I bought some years ago from Dream Diva. It’s long gone now, but it would an easy remix project with a bit of sequin fabric and this tutorial.