Friday, 25 August 2017

MY FIRST CUSTOM MADE SKIRT

Hi everyone,

Hope you all have had a good week.
Pencil floral skirt-black top-Ted Baker hot pink patents shoes
For this post I've decided to change gears and, for a change, to write about clothes that I didn't buy off the peg but rather had sewn by a tailor just for me, hence the skirt I am wearing.  I had it made for me when we were on holiday in Bali last year.  I don't remember ever going to a tailor in Sydney to have my clothes made to measure as quite often it is more expensive than buying ready-to-wear but it is quite customary for Australians to have our clothes made while on holidays in the countries like Bali or Thailand since it is only going to cost us a fraction of what we would pay back home.
Pencil floral skirt-black top-Ted Baker hot pink patents shoes
My husband, for example, due to his non-conventional body build, always encounters difficulties when he is on the hunt for a new suit or a pair of dress trousers without having a serious and costly alterations and always looks forward to going to Bali, not just to have great time but also to have his wardrobe re-stocked with freshly made-to-measure suits, pants, dress shirts and sport jackets.  Many years ago on our first trip to Bali, we were taken by our driver to one of the many tailoring shops, Anika Taylor and have been going back to them ever since.  They provide  an excellent and highly professional service and their final product is always of top quality.
Pencil floral skirt-black top-Ted Baker hot pink patents shoes
What else is good about them is that they work very fast and by the time your holidays are over, your newly made clothes are pressed, packed in plastic bags and delivered to your hotel or villa by their driver.
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THIS SKIRT WILL GO PERFECTLY WITH A LOT OF COLOURS DEPENDING ON MY MOOD, TIME OF DAY AND THE OCCASION
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We stayed in Bali for 5 days and on the day we were leaving my husband was packing a brand new suit, a pair of trousers, a sport jacket and a couple of dress shirts.
Pencil floral skirt-black top-Ted Baker hot pink patents shoes
I on the other hand have no problems in buying clothes off -the-peg but when I spotted this fabric at the tailor's shop, I instantly became attracted to it and decided to ask them to make me a skirt out of it.  On a close inspection I discovered that this fabric is made of real silk that is smooth and very nice to the touch and  I liked that the multi coloured floral motif is printed on a dove grey coloured background that makes each hue stand out.
Pencil floral skirt-black top-Ted Baker hot pink patents shoes
This means that this skirt will go perfectly with a lot of colours depending on my mood, time of the day and the occasion.  If choose to wear something bright,  I would pick up one of the colours from the print and pair the outfit with a nude or dark solid coloured shoes.
Ted Baker Pink patent open toe shoes
Alternatively, If I want to have some fun and I will opt for a bright coloured shoe like today, and then my top would be of a more conservative colour such as black or dark grey.
Pencil floral skirt-black top-Ted Baker hot pink patents shoes
Not wanting to make things too complicated, I settled for a simple straight style skirt with not very high slits on both sides and let the print do the talking.

Linking up with Patti from Not Dead Yet Style, Cherie from Style Nudge, Jess from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
Till next time,
Anna
xoxo