Outfit Details

  • Dress - Sewn by me using Robert Kaufman Interweave Chambray and the Deer & Doe Sureau sewing pattern 
  • Necklace - longer necklace handmade by me (see below) 
  • Shoes - Indigo by Clarks

Agate Slice Necklace

Recreate the look with Meg's agate slice necklace tutorial:

Check out Agate Slice Necklace on Cut Out + Keep

How would you describe your style?

I don't know if I've ever really tried to define my style... At this point my style is probably 60 percent hand made, 40 percent ready-to-wear. usually go for simple silhouettes, avoiding anything too froofy or twee with lots of ruffles, lace, sparkles or bows. Other than that, I am easily seduced by the latest sewing pattern du jour, so my style has a tendency to be all over the place!

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I think it might be the southwestern-print Christine Haynes Emery dress I sewed myself. I'm quite proud of how it came out and love wearing it!

Who are your style icons?

Hmmm... maybe Michelle Obama? She has a pretty great style: modern, classy, sleek.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I don't really follow designers, but I guess I would say that I appreciate the simplicity and wearability of the original Diane Von Furstenburg wrap dress.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

These days I don't do too much clothes shopping, but for sewing (and jewelry-making) inspiration I like to poke around ready-to-wear stores like Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Free People and Mod Cloth.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Yes! Like I said, the majority of my wardrobe these days is hand sewn and a good chunk of my jewelry is handmade, too!

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

Accessories really make the outfit, I think. Scarves, jewelry, belts and shoes can completely change the tone of an outfit!

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

I don't really read fashion blogs per se, but tons of garment sewing blogs like Oonaballoona, Lladybird, True Bias, Curvy Sewing Collective, etc.

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