Monday, 3 October 2016

Oversized Floral Summer Shirt

Hi guys,

I'm hoping that this is my last long overdue summer post this autumn!^_^

I made this oversized floral shirt at the beginning of summer (or was is the end of spring?!).
The shirt is made from a light cotton fabric. It was very useful for covering up those arms that had been exposed to too much sun, because of its loose style this shirt is also very comfortable.
I'd worn it many times over the last few months and I loved it. It is very versatile, it looks great buttoned up with shorts or skinny jeans, either tucked in or not, left unbuttoned and worn over a plain t-shirt, with trainers or sandals or heels... And I love the beautiful floral print in such a happy colour palette.

Thank you for visiting.

Camyla xx

Friday, 23 September 2016

Ruffle Off The Shoulder Dress in Emerald Green

Hi guys,

As promised in my last week's post I am sharing another one my off the shoulder dresses.
This emerald green dress is made from cotton poplin. I didn't used to be a big fan of green but I am loving this lovely green in emerald shade, I love how it looks with my platinum blonde hair, it's a refreshing change from the colours I usually wear.

This green dress differs slightly from the red one as it's got a flounced hem and some cool decorative stitches around the ruffle. The decorative stitch feature of my sewing machine is something I barely use so when I finally do I get very excited with the results; it's the little things that make us happy ^_^.

And here is the dress and also my pastel pinkish hair!:)

Decorative stitch in neon green.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, 17 September 2016

Poppy Red Off The Shoulder Summer Dress

Hi friends,

This summer I fell in love with the off the shoulder dress and shirt style. So much that I have sewn two very similar dresses in solid colours and loose A line cuts as well as altered two xxl men's Hawaiian shirts that turned out super cool and I loved wearing them with skinny jeans. Last week I also made a pretty floral off the shoulder dress with shirring elastic details. I'll share them all here too.

The dress below is made from cotton poplin in poppy red, it's loose and comfy and so it's perfect for hot days. And the days were really hot as can be judged by my tan:).

Thank you for stopping by.

Camyla x

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Geisha Style Inspired Kimono Dresses and The New Me

Hello dear friends,

Sewing a kimono is pretty easy and the way to really show off your creative side and skills is in the fabric choice and there are some many stunning prints and types of fabrics to go for. I had sewn two kimono dresses over the summer and worn them both proudly:).

This post features my new kimonos, much loved rose hair accessories that are the perfect finishing touch and my new hair colour.

I went through a much needed hair makeover back in spring and now my hair is short platinum blonde and I love it.:)

The last time I got to dress up my long reddish brown hair in roses...

These beautiful hair accessories come from Crown And Glory

And finally here are my new kimonos.. Styled and ready to hit the town:)

Very colourful and summery floral fabric

This floral fabric was a cheaper option as it's polyester blend. I loved the colours as soon as I laid my eyes on this pretty fabric!


This kimono dress was a bit more expensive to make, I used very light weight silk with geometric abstract print.

Beautiful geometric print and sheer feel of the fabric

Thank you for visiting. Please come back again soon.


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Navy Blue Sweetheart Ruched Dress

Oh no! Not another draped dress! Don't worry this is the last one for now ^_^ ...

The sewing pattern for this draped dress was entirely drafted by me. It's made from a super soft navy blue jersey. It's sleeveless with a sweetheart neckline.  The fabic turned out a bit too light so I lined it with the same jersey. 


Loving my Melissa heels from Viviene Westwood's Anglomania collection. They are so comfy and cool and their gold colour goes with so many of my dresses.

I love how pretty the dress looks dressed up with the red jacket.

Thank you for visiting!

Camyla x

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Long Sleeved Red Dress with Draped Skirt

Hello friends,

It seems that my love for designing and manipulating draped patterns is eternal. It must have been at least two years when I first came across one of the Drape Drape books by Hisako Sato and fell in love with this artistic, playful and full of possibilities pattern design and fashion style. Now I've got two Drape Drape books in my private library and numerous inspirational images saved on Pinterest which I often go back to for reference. 
Even though there are so many exciting projects in both of the Drape Drape books I have only managed to sew a couple of garments and instead just keep going back to the same pattern manipulating it or just drafting my own with ruched details. 
In fact, lately I tend to add draping to every single pattern I draft! Even workout leggings (pictures to follow in the future post). I guess it's just a phase and I will grow out of  it in due course but for now I still very much enjoy it :).

My red dress with ruched skirt and sleeves is so versatile as it can be either very causal or more dressy depending on shoes and accessories worn with it. With the neckline not being revealing at all and long sleeves this red dress worn with simple ankle boots gets transformed into a very laid- back look (perfect for bowling^_^) and at the same time because of its striking red colour a quick change of shoes makes it a perfect dress for a night on the town.

Thank you for reading.


Monday, 25 April 2016

Red and Pink Summer Circle Skirts

Hello friends,

Lately I seem to be finding more and more pictures from last summer that somehow I failed to share on my blog...

These two circle skirts were sewn for my summer holidays that I spent in Poland in the very hot month of July.
It only really strikes me how white my skin becomes during winter when I look at the summer shots. I don't go to tanning salons so the difference is massive. We hardly ever get enough sunshine to tan in Scotland and so it's only in my summer photographs taken abroad that I look tanned.
I have to say my handmade summer outfits look a lot better with the tan. :) 

Taking pictures while having the hair and make up look fresh for the duration of the shoot can be quite challenging in the heat of 37 degrees (Celsius).
However, I love how sharp and crisp the colours are and how nice the images turn out in general when taken in the natural sun light, hence I tend to choose the time of the day when it's still pretty hot. Despite the heat though, I really do enjoy the overall experience of modelling in the outfits made by myself. My sister is usually the photographer; I know it is not something she likes doing too much, and therefore I'm even more appreciative of the time and patience she puts into it. Thank you sis!! 

Drafting a pattern as well as sewing a circle skirt is super easy that's why I decided to make two skirts in one go. :) 
They both have a pretty wide waistband, the red skirt comes with an exposed matching zip, whereas the pink one has an invisible zip which, in my opinion, looks a lot better.

I like how the circle skirts look with stretch tube tops.

Thank you for visiting.