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Monday, 7 November 2016

Reviving old to new fashion

There's something to be said about originality.  And this is especially true when it comes to fashion.
I'm all for budget clothing... At the end of the day, most of mine is covered in spit up or dribble anyhow. But I love unique pieces too.

I loved textiles in school. In fact I was gutted when I had to do graphic design instead of textiles for GCSE, which is now a little ironic considering I do graphic design as part of my living. Unfortunately I never went much further with it, and I really wish I had. But that could all change soon.

Recently we had Henry's Christening and I wanted something special for it.
Back last year, I bought a beautiful dress for a family wedding, but have since never worn it. The fabric is so gorgeous, I didn't want to get rid of it, but also was having some difficulty finding an excuse to wear it again.
I'm very fortunate that my sister-in-law is a dab hand on a sewing machine, as she offered to turn it into a skirt for the Christening.  

And voila... A brand new custom skirt.

Of course we had to do a mini photoshoot, playing around with a bunch of flowers and the spots setting on my DSLR is kind of my jam!

Honestly it's perfect. And it's reminded me of my love for custom fashion and turning something old into something new.

I used to customise loads of my clothing and turn it into something fresh and unique, and I think I'm going to start trying again! I used to be really good at embroidery so maybe that's the place to start. I'll leave the really technical stuff to Sammie! 

So you can expect some DIY clothing updates to come to the blog soon, well soonish anyhow!

How about you? Are you or have you been reviving your old clothes into something new?

Outfit details:
Dress/skirt - ASOS (no longer available but from the SALON collection)
Top - Primark
Heels - Primark
Lips - Sleek Matte Me in Shabby Chic

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  1. Oh my gosh Rachel you look simply stunning, I adore your style. Can we have a shopping trip together, I need your tips and advice on creating some nice autumn outfits, you always look so stylish and I adore these photos, fantastic post x


    1. Oh Natasha, you always know exactly what to say to make a girls day!!
      And I'd love a shopping trip
      - Just pop me a message!! :) xx

  2. Rachel you look absolutely beautiful! That outfit looks perfect on you and that skirt is just pure perfection.

    Love, Amie ❤
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    1. Oh Amie, thank you so much! You are such a doll!
      I do love this skirt, I want to wear it all the time!! Xx


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