Haute Stuff: Translating the trends for autumn/winter 2019

We may have had a little glimpse of bonus summertime, but I’m ready to get planning on my autumn/winter wardrobe. Who’s with me?!

Let’s have a look at what the runways are saying for this season (and plan how we can hack our own versions!)…

Glitz a Wonderful Life

Fans of glitter and early bedtimes, rejoice! Now’s the time to wear all the sparkles, sequins and glitter as daywear, hooray!

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I Am Juliette – how to make your own pleated sleeves!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Juliette shirt; it’s an everyday staple with a bit of edge, and it has so much potential for putting your own stamp on it. I made myself one with pleated cap sleeves and the seamstress curse struck: my sister said, “Can you make me one too?” Of course I happily (*ahem) obliged, and here I’m going to explain how to make your own pleated cap sleeves like these (whether for yourself or a pesky sibling is for you to decide!):

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Hacking the high street: a Warehouse-inspired Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress

I love scouring high street and high-end fashion for styling and sewing inspiration, and Warehouse has been offering up some absolute beauties over recent months. I came across this gorgeous stripy summery dress and knew it was one I had to recreate.

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A Nina Lee Kew skirt hack…

Sometimes you find a pattern and it just works and you can make it again and again and it’s wonderful. Nina Lee’s Kew dress and skirt is up there as one of my most made patterns (although the Kielo is a worthy contender for top place), and it turns out it’s the perfect ‘base pattern’ to work from and hack. I’ve shared photos on my Instagram account of my gathered skirt hack and had a few messages asking how I did it, so here’s a step-by-step to create your own!

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