Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Outfit Post: Plaid to Meet You!

It's that time of year again, the streets are emblazoned with thousands of twinkling fairy lights illuminating the way home through the dreary winter darkness, the shops are adorned with greens, reds and golds and the streets are saturated with the mouthwatering smells wafting from the Christmas markets. It's my first Christmas in the UK in what must be years and I'm beguiled by the atmosphere of Manchester at this time in the year!
My tartan pinafore for this post was inadvertently in time for the festive season, how very fitting! You know the drill at this point; for years I covet and envisage an item of clothing that doesn't exist, sighing wistfully when I see something remotely similar yet lacking in some shape or form from what I desire it to be. Now courtesy of my burgeoning sewing skills I'm able to make my sartorial dreams a reality! This time it's an utterly adorable (even if I say so myself), tartan/plaid, pleated, surplice neckline pinafore dress. On this occasion my source of inspiration was the vintage catholic school pinafores; since I didn't have a pattern at hand to guide me, I ventured into the unchartered territory of improvisation.  The freedom of this can be quite overwhelming yet brings a whole host of troubleshooting. The general idea was that I evenly pleated the skirt section of the dress and crafted my own straps which proved to be more cumbersome than I bargained for nevertheless I got there in the end! The dress truly does serves its purpose as a uniform as I don't seem to be wearing anything else lately! My beloved peter pan collar blouse complements it perfectly along with my t-bar school shoes... yes, primary school outfits seem to be a recurring theme in my recent blog posts!



















Outfit Details: Dress: me made, Topshop wicher basket bag, Romwe peter pan collar blouse and Clarks shoes

Photographs courtesy of my dear friend Maram!
Many thanks to my amazing sewing teacher Kate!

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit and beautiful photos. I love the holiday season!

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    1. Thank you! The question is who doesn't?

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  2. This tartan pinafore dress is a dream, another excellent DIY! I think you should start your own clothing line <3

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    1. Thank you lovely! A girl can dream!

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  3. You did such a good job with this pinafore, it looks so lovely. Th entire outfit does. Manchester during Christmas time is so beautiful. And Maram takes gorgeous pictures as always :)
    Coco Bella Blog

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    1. Thanks doll, Manchester during Christmas is mesmerising! I think we've unearthed Maram's hidden talent!

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  4. This dress is beautiful! And so are the photos, it's amazing that you got some photos at a Christmas market without them being full of other people! You did a great job with the dress, and the pattern is perfect for this time of year. School outfits are always really cute :D

    Julia x
    Last Post: Christmas in London | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/lifestyle-christmas-in-london.html

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    1. Thank you darling, I seriously got lucky with the photographs and the photographer! Aww I'm so glad you enjoy my dressmaking blogposts, I truly appreciate you're continuous support! Agreed one cannot go wrong with a uniform inspired ensemble!

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  5. One of the things I miss about living in Europe is their Christmas Market. Oh, gosh, I'm so jealous of the twinkling lights and village-like settings of yours. Feels absolutely 10x more festive, doesn't it?
    Also, your tartan pinafore is just gorgeous! Now I'm pining over yours myself lol looks really fitting for you and the season too. Well done, Sumeyye!
    Honestly, though, your style is just superb. When I wear hijab (after marriage, as per my determination), I'm definitely going to flip through photos of your outfits for inspiration ;)

    Alive as Always

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I am utterly smitten with the Christmas atmosphere of Manchester, even the disposition of people changes...they exude joy! Mashallah, I had no idea you intended to wear the headscarf, I'd be honoured...also it may be reversed when the time comes!

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