Firstly let me apologise for having quite a few outfits posts this week, you'll be sick of the sight of me soon - especially Queen Marie! But right now I am all about the DIY and that's what's been occupying my mind of late. I want to make stuff. Lots of stuff.
I mentioned in the post about the marvelous leggings that Angie sent me that I'd been moaning about not getting long enough leggings, well I also felt I couldn't find unique enough ones either. Of course Angie then sent me the most delicious pairs imaginable, as if reading my mind. However, prior to receiving them I had actually attempted to create my own last weekend.
Whenever I'm feeling a bit down I head to Mandors, the fabric store. It's to me what Tiffany's was to Holly Golightly - nothing bad can happen to you in Mandors.
When I set my mind to making some leggings I initially played it quite safe and bought some black gold thick jersey that wasn't too expensive. I got it home, found an old pair of leggings to get a pattern from and just cut my new material into the same shape, except making some adjustments such as the length. It actually worked! I got a cool pair of leggings. But whilst I was in the shop I'd seen this amazing fabric and even though my newly created gold leggings were great - I couldn't stop thinking about the other material. As with life, if you are so tempted by something you'd be as well trying it out because if you don't you'll always wonder! Unfortunately this fabric was out of my budget. But my ever gallant Prince went out and bought me the fabric in the two colours it came in! Now I was a happy girl.
The material is insane. It's metallic with holes in with a black mesh underlay. When it's on it looks like crazy rips and even if it gets pretty beat up I reckon it'll still look great. It came in a teal blue and a purple.
Obviously compared to the beautifully and delicately finished ones Angie created mines are clumsy and crude, but they serve a purpose and I truly love the fabric so much.
I have a feeling they have the material in black too so I may take a wander back again this weekend.