Personal style – rad to the bone skirt

Personal style – rad to the bone skirt

The best thing about been able to sew is that I can make myself clothing and I really enjoy this when I get a chance to, so I thought I would start doing a series of posts on the handmade clothing that I make myself and how I personally style them.

So first up is my rad to the bone skirt, this has to be one of my favorite items of clothing that I have made for myself. I’m pretty obsessed with Alexander Henry fabric and the prints that they create, if your and avid sewer and have not heard of this fabric brand do check it out you won’t be disappointed, Its available form most online fabric shops.  As soon as I saw this fabric I knew I had to use it for something.

I decided on a calf length skirt with a curved waistband which sits perfect and snug on the waists and curves out to fall over the hips, I love this style of band as it gives you a little bit of definition and makes the skirt hang beautifully down.  The colours are great too because it can be worn with absolutely anything and still look smart casual.

I love to style this skirt up with a Bardot neckline top which is a personal favorite for me as I find this style flatters me more than a v or basic round neck. When wearing something like this it’s great to just experiment with what top suits you and it won’t take long, you’ll be rocking your style in no time.

If I’m going to a fancy do and want to wear this skirt I also team it up with a blouse which gives it more of a dressed-up feel.

Just so happens that when I made this skirt I found a lovely pair of velvet heels from TK Maxx which was a colour match perfection to the skirt. Now I have this great outfit that I can dress up or down for whatever event.

If you’re looking for a skirt similar to this, please do contact me as I do offer a Bespoke clothing service.

River Mills Ballroom Photoshoot

A celestial dream is what this shoot is all about, sumptuous gold, navy blues and clean white settings all styled by the fabulous Kook Events

I had the honor thanks to Marry Me Ink for asking me, to be a part of a collaborative shoot back in January at River Mills Ballroom which by the way is such a beautiful venue, do check it out as it has such quirky little rooms dotted around inside the place.

I wanted to keep in with the colour theme, so I decided to go with a white sleeveless biker jacket and my rebel girl biker jacket, so they toned in well with the bridal theme.

For the sleeveless jacket I decided to create a design with stars as if they were floating through the sky almost like in the milky way. I alternated the colour ways to pale pink, gold and navy then swirled them in pattern around the jacket. I loved the design so much you can now order one from my online shop here.

A sleeveless jacket?! I here you say…

Well yes let’s have a little chat about them, they can look so simple and cute over your wedding dress and it add something a little bit different for the day rather than your typical ‘boloro’ it also doesn’t hide too much of the dress either which is always a winner!

So, you can look beautiful and awesome at the same time!

You only have to check out these amazing pictures by Tux and Tales Photography to see what I’m talking about. My jackets were worn over a Legend Bridal dress – alternative STUNNING bridalwear.

Also check out the other talented suppliers that were involved on the day.

Floristry: riverandroseuk
Stationery (Navy Suite)/Signage/Decor: suzanneoddydesign
Prop Hire: addvintagedotcom
Hair and Make Up: nataliewmakeup
Stationery (Ivory Suite) blush_and_gold
Bespoke Biker jacket

Bespoke Biker jacket

So, you want to order a bespoke biker jacket but not sure what I offer, then fear no more this post is to tell you what entails when you order one of my super-duper jackets.

What makes my jackets different?

A lot of people are shocked when they find out that my jackets are made from scratch, yes that’s right people all of it from the design, pattern cutting, cutting out of the fabric to the sewing the god dam thing up, Pretty neat huh?

So, your basically buying a on off jacket that made entirely just for you!

When it comes to ordering a jacket all you have to do is go to my shop page and I have a listings available where you can either order through my shop or if you’re looking for something in particular then just drop me an email at, we can then discuss your ideas further.  For Payments I accept PayPal or Bank transfer via an invoice. I have several options when it comes to payment: Pay the full amount or if you would like to do a payment plan I usually ask for a 50% deposit from the full amount to cover costs of the fabrics, then you can either split the rest of the costs down in to one or two final payments, all I ask is for the payment to be completed before I post the jacket out.

Now here is the fun part the design: anything goes with me, I’m open to giving any idea a go so if you have a particular theme to your wedding or colour pallet I am happy to work with that to create a special design. My jackets aren’t just for weddings either they can be ordered just to wear every day, at events, for businesses or festivals so same goes as above looking for a particular design give me a hola!

I wanted to offer something a little bit different when it comes to patches, so I use glitter and faux leather fabrics which are sourced from small business in the UK to create a hand appliquéd design, each design is drawn out first to make sure you are 100% happy. I then transfer this design to a template to help me cut it out in the fabric. A lot of time and care goes in to these patches, so they are glued and then stitched on in place to make sure they last and don’t budge! The great thing about these is they don’t have to be on the back they can be anywhere on the jacket.

Just want a plain jacket? No problem I am more than happy to make one.

My jackets are made in standard UK sizes from size 8 to 18 online but I can go up to a size 26. My designs can be adapted if needed for example shorter, longer, petite, different sleeves this can all be accommodated all I ask for you to contact me via email for this as the price can vary and I need to accommodate the fabric.

I use high quality vegan friendly faux leather for my jackets that have been tested to stand wear and tear for a long time, I have spent a long-time fabric sourcing to get the right fabric to work for my designs. All my fabrics come from the UK

I pride myself on creating the perfect fitting handcrafted garments to make you feel empowered because yourself expression should shine through every day in what you wear. when you wear a piece of Born to Thread I guarantee you will feel that.