Flounce & Bounce – A fashion love story

Hello fellow humans! Where did the time go? I can't believe it's the middle of April already. I've been super busy with some very intense courses at school, hence the blog silence. But I'm now trying to catch up and revisit my vows of self discipline.Here's a skirt I finished months ago but photographed in March. I often write about my long love affair with colours and prints on this blog but recently I was reminded of a third thing to add to that list, flounces! You could add all kinds of ruffles and frills under this category as well. If you're unsure about the difference between flounces and ruffles ( as I was until writing this), here's a good explanation. It's never mattered whether flounces/ruffles are trending or not, whether they've been considered too romantic or girly, I've always loved them. Now that I've made this skirt, I think I need more frilly pieces in my wardrobe. Maybe a summer dress with a huge flounce over the shoulders or a top with some ruffled sleeves. I'll have to add them to my sewing list.The pattern for the skirt was made a couple of years ago. I didn't have enough…

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Lucky finds

A few weeks ago I hit the jackpot at a local second hand store and actually went home with a few garments. It's very rare that I find several pieces at the same place at the same time! I was a bit surprised to find this barely used Nanso t-shirt . Nanso is one of few companies that still manufacture some of their products in Finland. These mom jeans will be cut into shorts, possibly dyed and printed as well. We'll see. . . I only wear skirts during the summer and the last time I bought one was probably in the late 90's (yes I'm that old!) But I love florals and the colours of the print intrigued me so much I had to at least try it on. It fit perfectly so I bought it. Even though I've lived in Helsinki for almost 5 years I still feel I  haven't found the best second hand and vintage stores in the city. I know they exist, I just haven't discovered them yet. So, if you guys have any tips, let me know!

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