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Hood | Raylene Harvey

I just got my sewing machine back after having it serviced and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve missed her!

Winter is around the corner and I’ve started working on a few sewing projects that promises to keep me warm and looking stylish at the same time.

Hood | Raylene Harvey

Hooded Dress – Made By Me // Bag – Woolworths // Booties – YDE // Sunglasses – YDE

“…but it’s okay, I love making mistakes like this, because it helps me learn. The trick is to keep at it and not give up on the first try.”


I’ve always wanted a hooded dress, so I decided to make one. I had this thick grey knit in my fabric bin since forever and seeing as we’re finally heading into the cooler months, I figured it would be perfect for this project. I initially had this as a sleeveless dress, but to make it more wearable for winter I added the sleeves. I wanted the design to be feminine and chic, but at the same time comfortable and sporty. The combination of these contrasting types brings forth that edginess that I love so much. I paired my dress with my favourite black ankle booties, but I’m pretty sure my white Converse All Stars would have looked just as great. Since this is the first time I tried out the hooded part, I have to admit that I made it too small… I didn’t have any extra fabric left so I just had to make do. The next time I make this, I will make sure that it’s nice and big so that I can actually wear the hood on my head! But it’s okay, I love making mistakes like this, because it helps me learn. The trick is to keep at it and not give up on the first try. Another thing to note, is that the bottom of the dress was initially much wider. I ended up taking in the sides to give it a more curvy, bodycon fit, and I think it turned out pretty awesome!

Hood | Raylene Harvey
Hood | Raylene Harvey
Hood | Raylene Harvey

Photo Credit: Ricardo Harvey

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