Styling with home made and upcycled clothes

Longer length skirt

Skirt lengths are longer. Maxi length is not ever going to be my thing. Not sure what it is about floor grazing hemlines, um no more like dragging on the floor, that irritates me. Maybe a steady stream of A listers posing in them has put me off. Floor length just seems so hugely impractical for everyday life.

However I do like the just below knee length. Particularly if it is an A-line skirt. Trinny and Susannah seem to think those with my shape body should wear A-lines.

I made this particular skirt. It’s a really easy pattern – as if I would make anything beyond easy. No waistbands, tucks, darts. This pattern has a few panels which give a vertical line, a waistband, a rear zip and a hem. The other two patterns shown are even easier. The hardest part is setting the zip.

The cardigan is an old favorite of mine. You may recall how it came to be made in an older post up cycle a cardigan The top is a hand me down from a friend. And the necklace is a piece of silver chain with a large metal washer.

Easy skirt patterns

I’m looking forward to making a few longer length skirts.
A statement piece of fabric does all the style work. My mission is to find some African prints or something a bit Orla Kiely-ish. Doesn’t she have the happiest prints. Have a look at Orla Kiely’s stationery designs Orla Kiely

And if I buy enough fabric I can make a sling bag too. Remember how to make those? sew a sling bag

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.