J Dilla


Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Today I thought i'd share my first OOTD (outfit of the day), something I always forget to do. I do post snippets on Instagram but heres the full article...

Here are some old leggings I had hanging around and my amazing vintage DMs that my mum bought me for christmas, I have a big obsession with oversized shoes and I like to play with proportions. I absolutely love Dr Martens, they are the most comfortable and durable shoes you will ever buy. God knows how old this pair is but they are still like brand new. Plus my whole family hate these shoes and that's always a bonus!

Finally here is my vintage aran jumper, probably around £4 from the charity shop. I'm a big lover of second hand and am always advertising it to everyone I know. I literally live in big jumpers when studying, warm and comfy! I'm working at uni today so I opted for a pretty lazy outfit but i still like it.

I teamed some purple, black and pale pink eyeshadow from Benefit and Soap and Glory with a clear lip to compliment my outfit.

The end, I aim to post more OOTD's this week... hopefully!

Final Collection Progress

So as it happens, I have finished another garment for my final collection but also have a dissertation deadline... So it's bye bye knitting for now. Having a real problem leaving the knitting alone but having to prioritise, so for now here is another story of knitwear, colour and texture.

I chose to opt for simple stitches with this yarn as it doesn't knit up well with intricate stitch patterns and i also found from sampling that ribbing looks disgusting and unprofessional. Using this yarn has come with many restrictions but has also challenged me to think outside the box.

I've found it very liberating to choose this colour way and I absolutely love the colours together, there is still one jumper yet to come to complete the capsule collection but so far I'm happy with the mingling of the garments.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Final Collection

So i've been making my final collection, which I need to finish ASAP as there is a big opportunity for me coming up. I have been making progress on my knitting and have actually knitted five jumpers this month, which i'm very happy with. Here is an insight to the process behind making one of my final garments... After choosing my theme, colours and materials, I start with sampling.

I was happy with this as I love the amount of texture from the recycled yarn and the simple but effective stitch pattern. After taking measurements it was time to draft my pattern, with a little help from PG Tips amazing new cup (the monkey's dressing gown disappears when the cup gets hot) and Reese's Peanut Butter cups... My favourite!

After completing my patterns it was time to start making progress...

After one productive saturday I had drafted my block, made my patterns and knitted the back of my jumper and the knitted continued onto sunday.

The jumper currently looks like this but will look a little different by the end, can't wait to finish and show everyone the complete collection... all garments will be completed for my fashion show on the 30th May!