- Select a piece of fabric to your taste. Preferably a wool or wool blend. Fabric comes in many widths, the most common being 115cm or 152cm. (If you are tall, choose the 152cm). Purchase the same length as width (or as close to).
- Lay the fabric on a flat surface. To ensure your fabric is square, fold one corner over and ensure the edges are perfectly aligned.
- Remove any excess fabric.
- You now have a perfect square and are ready to begin!
- Using tailors chalk and a ruler (or similar) mark the centre of the fabric. (You may choose to fold the fabric in half and half again to do this with ease). Mark a line from the centre of the fabric to one corner.
- Using sharp scissors, cut along your line from the corner to the centre.
- Select a complimentary of contrasting thred and blanket stitch the entire perimeter of the fabric. If you have an over locker, you can do this easily by selecting the ‘picot’ edging stitch.
What do you think? Would you have guessed that almost my entire outfit is Primark?
I recently received this gorgeous belted trench coat with faux leather sleeves courtesy of the wonderful Jovonna London and couldn’t wait to wear it! The ‘Deborah Trench‘ is reminiscent of the highly sought-after leather sleeved trench worn by the likes of Emma Watson, but at £85 is only a fraction of the price and is still just as chic. Worn buttoned and belted or open, its clean-cut shape and classic colours and textures mean that the Deborah Trench instantly adds class and elegance to any outfit. Here I’m wearing it with another new addition to my wardrobe: an American Apparel oversized chiffon shirt in a super bright neon shade which I bought with a 30% discount code and my faux leather pleated skirt from Primark. I finished off the look with heels with stud detailing from Dorothy Perkins and a Céline look-a-like bag from VJ Style.