Fake It 'till you Make It - Part 2!
Posted in Product Reviews on Saturday the 22nd August 2015 by Crafty Crafter
Yes I'm back with my first Part 2! I'm excited. When I started work on the Fake It 'till you Make It post, I completely underestimated how usable faux leather and suede were! So here's the second installment in the F.I.M.I. saga, how to work Faux Suede
! Like I said in the first F.I.M.I. post, leather and suede are BIG in fashion right now and many of the suede trends blend so I'll do my best to categorize them for a quick go to guide!
I really like the look of Butterick 6169
for our Black Suede, but I'm REALLY tempted by Burda 6800
, I sense a lot of fun with contrasting on this one. Maybe the Stone and Cream...
Simple A-Line cuts, letting the fabric do the talking! The most adorned skirts I saw were button ups like New Look 6346
If you want a slightly sexier look, Burda 6902
is right up your street with gorgeous Pencil Skirts! I love the double button look on View A!
I could see a peep of a contrast zip on the back of one of my favourites (which I'm a huge fan of) so why not rock a Bold Metal Zip
with Simplicity 1609
A surprising find for me was a boxy suede top
! I didn't think this could be a thing, but it is and it's really cool!
is a collection of loose fitting casual tops which I think would work with the faux suede as it isn't as heavy as you'd imagine!
is a great pattern for this. You can keep the straps as they are, shorten them for a high street look or swap them for handles
for a true designer look.
I would absolutely LOVE to see Vogue 1311
Another bag I saw around the place, in suede particularly, was a type of drawstring bucket bag, not dis-similar to Burda 6961
. It was often mixed with Aztec Weaving designs and so much fringing!
Which takes us swiftly into accessories and the big trend with suede; Tassels
You can add them to anything for instant style and chic. Mix and match textures and fabrics with suede tassels on a calico bag for Boho vibes. Misty Spinny at Brit + Co
has a great tutorial for Tassel Jewellery
which can easily be tweaked to make great adornments for your accessories, or a quick and easy way to stay on trend (psst we sell Jewellery Making
Another quick and easy accessory comes from Eileen at Yes Missy
who has a lovely tute for a DIY Bracelet
with suede thonging
woven in a cross style through the chain
. Absolutely to die for! I might adapt into a headband for festival season!
So how did I do for my first Part 2? I thoroughly enjoyed myself as it got me right into the festival spirit! I'll be bouncing around an Island in the Danube River around the time this goes out to you lovely people! I'll hopefully have plenty of homemade Minerva fashion to share with you all on my return so stay tuned!
Be sure to share your makes, too!
Katie B xo