Life Musings, My Style


December 31, 2015

Kaizen is the practice of continuous improvement. A core principle of Kaizen is that big results come from many small changes accumulated over time; improvement is achieved by taking small, comfortable steps instead of drastic, rigorous changes. I can comfortably say that that’s what I’ve been doing for the last couple of months. I’ve been taking small steps and slowly learning basic garment construction by myself through books, watching YouTube videos over and over again and I’m happy with my progress. I admit my learning is a tad slow since I have to really plan my time so my school work doesn’t go neglected but I’m happy with what I’ve been able to achieve this year!

This year has really been sort of tough and stressful blogging-wise since I decided to be blogging about outfits that I’ve made myself. So I’ve had to plan my time with regards on what to make, buy fabric, make patterns, sew and then take photos of the outfit for the blog. So excuse me, if I haven’t been able to post every single week although I would have wanted to. I really can’t wait to see what this new year will bring; I will be finishing school and I also very much intend to start making clothes for people other than myself. So this year will be a year of self discovery and really making big decisions of what direction I want to take with my life!

So for my final post, I’ve put up an outfit I’m really reallly proud of! This year I’ve just been making single outfits either tops or bottoms but never really a combination of the two so I’m really proud of this little number. So there you have it, a skater dress with a sheer panel gotten from the remains of this skirt and with a zipper detail at the back! Love it! Happy New Year!

Dress – Made it myself

Shoes – Mr. Price

On my lips: Mac Ruby Woo

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Thanks for reading,


Cheekily Chic

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  • Reply Tiffany December 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    This absolutely gorgeous.. I love the plunging neckline and the color is so bright and beautiful.. I tried tailoring a while back and damn!!!!! It was tough… Though you have pulled it off so well… Well done Maryanne…

    • Reply Maryanne Jelagat December 31, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much Tiffany! :’)
      It’s so tough πŸ˜•

  • Reply Smirgolbaggins December 31, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    It is so wonderful that what you’ve set your mind to, you are getting such positive results. Go you :)))

    And the last post of 22015. I wish you love and light this coming 2016. All good and happy things to you in your work πŸ™‚

    • Reply Maryanne Jelagat December 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you! :’) Can’t wait to see what this new year will bring!

  • Reply Linnette December 31, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    This is really beautiful babe!!!Make me one πŸ™‚ Too proud of you MJ πŸ™‚

  • Reply whisperywind December 31, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Love love love! πŸ™‚ That’s some major progess. I can’t wait to see what more you’re capable of. Happy New Year!
    (Personal food and travel blog)

  • Reply Hassan January 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Reply Val January 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    You have to finish school soon and start making such beautiful pieces. A nice read.

  • Reply WANJIRU January 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    you are super talented, all the best in 2016.

  • Reply Diana January 7, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I would pay good money for one of those :):) Any plans to make clothing for others? And different silhouettes?
    SO excited for you in 2016 πŸ™‚

    • Reply Maryanne Jelagat January 8, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Yeah. This year I definitely intend to make clothes for other people as well. I’m quite excited for myself as well. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Njurus January 7, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Reply gracedhliwayo1 January 14, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Such a gorgeous dress. I love the front and back details..where can I order?

    • Reply Maryanne Jelagat January 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you so much! Put in hard word on this piece.
      I haven’t started selling yet but once I do, I’ll make a point of letting you know!

  • Reply Lyn and Brad January 21, 2016 at 11:39 am

    This is a beautiful dress. All blessing for you this year

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