Hello my loves! I’m back today with an outfit post however slightly different today. Half of my outfit has been made by yours truly… I love sewing although I’m really not the best at it! And I’ve never ever worn anything I’ve made in public. So this was a first for me but I’m quite proud of myself so of course I had to share it on the blog!

I have been adoring midi skirts recently, I think they’re so stunning! My sister has this gorgeous one from River Island (shop here) however I’m trying to save so didn’t want to spend £30 on my own. After figuring out her skirt was made by only 4 different pieces, a waistband and straight stitches. I decided I would make my own. And it surprisingly worked which I really didn’t expect.

I despise making patterns so it took me a whole day and a lot of frustrated tears to draw the pattern. I made the pattern myself on grease-proof paper… Any normal person would buy pattern paper but I don’t have any so had to make do with sellotaping grease-proof paper together… I bought all the fabric for £3.15 from the scraps in a fabric shop, a £1.50 zip and £1 interfacing.  So a total of £5.75 was spent which is a total bargain and I really enjoyed sewing it.

The skirt itself is a striped asymmetric midi skirt. I made it from four different pieces that are all slightly different lengths. And the two smaller pieces having a horizontal stripe and the bigger two having a vertical stripe.  I love the shape of the skirt and it flows really nicely. There is a slit in the front where the two front pieces separate so lets the skirt flow. And this skirt makes you feel like a badass when walking although I’m sure I actually look a state. But a girl can dream. Now I’ve mastered the pattern I shall definitely be living in this, I’m sure I’ll have made it in every colour in a couple of months…

I styled the skirt with a simple black crop top from H&M. I tied it at the waist as having a loose top didn’t look too right with the fit of the skirt. As well as wearing my black bum bag from Bershka which is just a plain black bag but perfect to throw on. It reminds me of Bella Hadid wearing her Alexander Wang fanny pack however mines just the £12 version and I don’t pull it off as well as Bella…
On my feet, I’m wearing my One Star Converse. I love pairing the skirt with trainers. A perfect combination for a casual look. (I say this like I had another option but we all know that I live in these or my Vans…)

Hope you all enjoyed reading and I hope I’ll be back soon with something else I’ve made!

Kate Xx

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  1. This is insane Kate, you’re so talented! The skirt looks amazing and it suits you so much!xx

    Kate// itskaterose.com

    1. Thank you so so much lovely!! Means a lot! Xxxx

  2. This looks fab! Can’t believe how little it cost you. I used to love making my own clothes when I was at uni. Hardly have the time but you’ve definitely motivated me to have a go!

    Lizzie | http://www.lizzieflorence.com

    1. Thank you so much lovely!You should definitely get back into it, it’s so fun and makes you so proud when you’ve finished!! Xxxx

  3. Look at you all talented and cute!! I would NEVER have known this was home-made and for under £6 too!? Definitely would’ve been like yeah around £35 from somewhere like RI. You’ve inspired me and now I wanted to get my sewing machine out and start making a few things!!
    Alice Xx

    1. Awww thank you so so much girl, too kind!! Glad I’ve inspired you!! 🙂 xxxxx

  4. No way did you make this yourself?! It’s absolutely gorgeous babe!!

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

    1. aw thank you so much Lucy !! Xxxx

  5. you look amazing in the pictures and omg I literally can’t believe you made this yourself it is so nice and it only cost you £5.75 to make that is crazy. You could start your own little business xx

    1. Thank you so much my love! And I did actually think of making my own little business so maybe it’s something to look in to!! Xxxx

  6. I would NEVER be able to pull off this skirt like you have! You look amazing. You are actually a genius I would love to be able to have the technique and ability to be able to make the skirt. I wore a denim skirt the other day and quite liked wearing it apart from sticking to the car seat haha!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    1. aww thank you so much lovely, too kind! And I’m sure you could definitely pull it off!! And sticking to the car seat is the worst, a common occurrence I have!! Xxxx

  7. Kate, you look amazing! And I can’t believe you make it yourself, I think the most I’ve ever sewed [by hand mine you] was a skater skirt out of an old bed sheet, but never wore it out ahah

    Sophie | http://www.sophiesspot.co.uk

  8. I love the skirt so much! I can’t believe you made it yourself, just shows that if you can’t find the perfect skirt you can make it !!


    1. thank you so much lovely!! Xxxxx

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