I’ve been dying to buy a satchel / postman bag. The one that I really wanted (by Clio Goldbrenner) was beyond my budget.
So … I made my own.
The b/f had an old leather jacket that he was willing to part with for materials (although I think he may have been under the impression that I was going to make a leather mini skirt out of it - well anyway - I got started).
I had already made a satchel so I used a similar pattern. But then I did something totally new: I added a lining, with the leftover material from my pink skirt - its amazing what having a sewing machine makes possible.
The end result is slightly larger than most of the bags I carry normally so it feels super roomy.
The shoulder strap is a bit too long, I may have to adjust it…
The front flap is slightly asymmetrical and the hardware is gold. (I’m still really feeling gold jewelry - I need to take a photo of my earrings right now - all gold)
Here is the lining that I’m very proud of:
Getting chilly. I am notorious at losing gloves so This year I’ve bought tech-friendly grey/fluorescent gloves - fun!
Can’t go wrong with an OMSK-Belgium top. Got this limited edition collaboration sweatshirt at the Mad Brussels stock sales.
When I watched a lot of the street style photos during fashion month, I kept seeing pink everywhere. As I am pretty susceptible to suggestion, I instantly wanted something pink of my own. What to do? Make my own!
I found this great bright pink fabric, made a pattern out of one of my favourite skirts. The original plan was to make it close with buttons, but that didn’t work out (button holes blew my mind). So it’s a slip-on in the end, and the waist, though not perfect, is easily covered by a longer top. Best of all, I’ve gotten great compliments on it: DIY success!
This season pink feels great with nude/taupe/navy and gray. Somehow black + pink = no!
Gray sweater for this winter, which I bought on holiday over the summer bizarrely the white shirt that is peaking out at the bottom is attached…
This is coming way late, but this summer I bought the super cute dress you see above. But the second time I wore it, I discovered a hole. Luckily , I was able to take it back. But the shop didn’t have any left in stock, I tried to purchase it online, but delivery problems meant that the dress never reached me. Every time I see this picture I am reminded how great it looked. Sigh…
As any good Canadian I’m a sucker for (what feels like our national brand) Roots!! I remember having a great Roots sweatshirt that saw me through elementary school.
So when I had a chance to visit Canada this summer it was a no brainer that I was going to visit a Roots store. They were having a revival of the retro logo in super warm high-quality sweatshirts. Getting a hoodie was inevitable.
Another great detail is the maple leaf on the hood at the back.