Sunday, 19 February 2012

Le Sport Africain

So the African Cup of Nations is over and Zambian team were crowned champions, not that I follow football much but it does kinda relate to this post in a weird indirect way, I suppose.  My look for today's post was inspired by this season's sport luxe trend with an added African twist (hence the poor reference to African football, forgive me peeps).

My favourite piece of the look is my DIY varsity style jacket. It was originally a jumper (that I got from the menswear section in Primark), I cut the front in half and stitched a dark brown open end zipper over the raw edges and I must say that I am loving the results, I've wanted a jacket like this for ageeees. I also love the ankara fabric the pencil skirt was made from, it similar to something Ituen Basi used for her 2010 collection. The skirt was made for me by a tailor at Mbogis Fashion in Dalston (I actually got them to make me two skirts) it was nice to have something made for me for a change but I did have to tweak it to make it more fitted at the waist and I'll probably have to add interfacing to the waist later and replace the zipper.
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. u look so good. im lovin d skirt

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  2. love this skirt.
    im interested in making a few items & your blog is such an inspiration!!
    can i ask how you started, what sewing machine you use etc.
    any help will be great!
    Thanks

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    1. I studied textiles at secondary school, where I learnt basic sewing skills but most of the stuff I know now I learnt through trial and error, reading books, blogs, sewing forums and magazines. I use a domestic sewing machine, a Brother LS-2125, it's a pretty decent machine really, it does the job and is super easy to use - I quite like Brother sewing machines.

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  3. This DIY cardi is amazeballs......goin to make immediately!

    tionniaccessories.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, I'm sure you'll look awesome rocking yours x

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  4. nice...
    http://rock4less.blogspot.com/

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  5. u combined it really well. love the skirt. got ur link from bella naija

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  6. very chic look, like colors and the diy sweater? super creative!
    the ensemble is very cute

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