Thursday, 29 December 2011

Totally made this

I would like to introduce you to my brand new love:

It was an inevitability that my deep love of cheap clothing and my endless searching for unique garments would eventually culminate in this: making my own clothes. Thanks to my loooovely parents for buying me a sewing machine for Christmas, and discovering that I have a hidden housewife gene and can actually sew, that has now become a possibility. In fact, it's even become a reality. I worked out last night how to sew a skirt, got all excited and sewed a collar to match, then some bows, then another collar.

 Matching collar
 Some bows
 Another collar

And I even went and took some outfit photos for ya'll.

Outfit 1:

Outfit 1 : 
Handmade skirt and collar
Dress (worn as top) from
Petticoats (two of them worn layered here) from

Shoes from here and thrifted white lace socks

Outfit 2:

Outfit 2:
Handmade collar

I even worked out how to sew everything using my own pattern (secret housewife gene has well and truly taken over!) This I will eventually upload as a pdf (once I work out how to do that) for you all so that you can make your own if you're feeling creative :)

I'll be away and without a computer for new years, so I hope that you all have lovely, fun and stylish times bringing in twenty-twelve! I also wanted to say thanks to everyone reading this (especially those two awesome ladies and frequent blog commenters Kirsten (Elissiam) and Miss Tallulah Porkchop, your comments always make me smile), and thank you to everyone in the fashion blogging world for being such an amazing, lovely and supportive community, and welcoming this new face into blog world this year. I am really looking forward to blogging in 2012!

See you all next year!

Annika xxx


  1. How fab!! I love all that you made!! :)

    Happy new year :)

  2. Naaaaww. I only comment so much because I think you're awesome haha. I really really want that polka dot collar, must teach myself how to make something similar! I got no sewing skillz though. Have a great new year's!

  3. omg. AH-MAZING NESS!!!!!!!!!1
    very cute sweet indeed and gorgeous!!

  4. Awesome blog dear,i love your style,i am now follow you.hope you can check my blog too.xoxox

  5. These are all adorable. I can't wait to see what else you whip up. Oh and can you help me find me inner housewife gene, there are some dishes I should really be washing. :D

  6. It's amazing, you are so skillful!I wish I could sew too.

  7. so adorable :)

  8. Hi! I'm Marion! I'm a new follower and I love your blog so much! I'm also starting to make my own clothes and I love your skirt and collar! :) So cute. I hope we can be friends <3

  9. Hey, just found your blog from Chictopia and love it! I got a sewing machine from my in-laws this year too because of how ridiculously cheap I am. So cool. I'm working on my first skirt this week. Hope mine turns out as cute as yours did!

  10. fabulous DIYs! love them all!! all your outfits are so cute :D



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