04/03/2017

♥ The Handmade Skirt ♥


When I came back to France for Christmas, I got to see my auntie Lucinda. She is a seamstress, and I've always turned to her when I needed clothes to be fixed. On Christmas day, she came to me and said: 'I have this pretty fabric and I'm making a skirt for you, I just need your waist measurement!'. I wasn't expecting that at all, but I was so happy when one week later, on New Year's Eve, I saw her again and she handed me this lovely, deep blue lace skirt she'd made just for me. I mean, how pretty is it?
The belt detail is satin, and so is the underskirt, making the skirt super soft and floaty. As you must know if you're a long-time reader, I love lace and I have a quantity of lace items my wardrobe - so my auntie could not have picked a better fabric to work with! It is knee-length, which can be an awkward length sometimes but because it is high-waisted, I think it falls perfectly. Such a vibrant colour can be hard to style, but you can never go wrong with greys, blacks or beiges - the skirt would look really cute with a cream collar shirt. 

The best thing about handmade clothes is that they are unique. Nobody will ever own the same skirt as me, and of course given as a present it is a very thoughtful attention. It almost makes me want to learn how to sew - I'd go crazy with vintage clothes patterns!

PS: looking back at these photos, I do look really tired and awkward! Apologies. These were taken on January 1st, and I had way too much champagne the night before. Oh well!



Do you possess any handmade clothes? Or even better, do you know how to sew?
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18 comments:

  1. Neither. Oh, wait, I have a jumper my mother knitted, I wear it for snowboarding.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Does she know you only wear it for snowboarding? haha xx

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  2. Your auntie is very talented, this skirt looks beautifully made and I adore the bold cobalt blue shade - such pretty material!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Hotel Chocolat Giveaway x

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    1. Well I'll pass the compliment, she'll be happy about that! Yes that is definitely a striking colour, I didn't have anything like it in my wardrobe! xx

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  3. Love the skirt, it is so beautiful and I love the colour!! x

    Yiota
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    1. Thanks Yiota, I'm glad you like it! xx

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  4. Your auntie is really talented! That skirt looks beautiful on you and it is one of a kind, no one will have the same skirt ;) I knew how to sew, but forgot how to do it now, I should get back to it :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thanks Ela! Yes, it's definitely a unique piece. Sewing takes time so it's difficult to actually doing it regularly, but it's such a useful skill! xx

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  5. Your auntie is incredibly talented and the skirt looks perfect on you! I couldn't agree more with what you said about handmade clothing, also making your own clothes also gives you the possibility to create pieces that are tailored exactly to your preferences rather than settling for something on the rack. I'm actually taking up sewing classes and can't wait to make my own!

    Vinatgonista|Sumeyye

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    1. Exactly, with handmade clothes you are your own designer, and that's really cool! I'm really excited to see what you create :D xx

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  6. Your skirt is beautiful! I really like handmade clothes, they are so unique and special! xx

    www.hairwonderfulday.com

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    1. They are indeed, thank you! xx

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  7. It looks great, so flattering. I love handmade clothes, I think they are more special.

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    1. Thank you Anca, they are definitely more special and personal! xx

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  8. Ahhh such a beautiful skirt Julia, you look so lovely! There is a certain charm about handmade items, I always wish I could make my own haha :D such an amazing skill to have! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! It is indeed a great skill to have, and a great hobby to take up to learn something new! xx

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  9. can't believe that skirt is handmade! love it
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com
    x

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