Last week I was lucky enough to escape on holiday to the north of England. I took the advantage of having a willing photographer on hand to take some photos of my me-made outfits - I don't know about you, but I always like to see handmade garments being worn as well as being shown off when they're new!
The first is a staple combination for me at this time of year and features two Jennifer Lauren patterns - the Pippi pinafore and Gable top (click here to see my original post about my Pippi pinafore or here for my Gable top review). These two patterns work really well together to make a comfortable outfit - perfect for a walk on the beach.
Secondly you might recognise my recently made Tilly & the Buttons Indigo dress (my blog post is here). I've already worn this dress quite a few times since I finished it. It's so comfortable and as you can see it works really well paired with a cardigan and tights.
I quite often wear tights with culottes during the autumn/winter, so I decided to give tights and shorts a try. I think I like it! These are a denim pair of Seamwork Dorian shorts that I made earlier this year (my original Dorian review is here), with my embroidered Hey June Sheridan sweater.
My fourth outfit features another of this summer's creations, namely my Helen's Closet Reynolds dress. This dress is super comfy and I suspected when I first made it that it would work well as a pinafore - I was right! Here I've combined it with a staple white top (a mash-up of the Tilly & the Buttons Agnes and the Sew Over It Molly top) and a shawl that I recently finished knitting.
The final outfit I have to share with you is another summer-to-autumn crossover - the McCall's 7948 dress that I made in September. I really like this dress layered with the t-shirt (it's the same one as in the previous photo) underneath, so much so that I'm wondering whether I might keep an eye out for some nice needlecord to make a version of the dress specifically to wear as a pinafore. Watch this space!
So that's my me-made holiday wardrobe - I hope you enjoyed seeing how I wear my creations in real life!