DIY Shift Dress

Hey Blessed!

Do you ever those days when you just want to look good, but can’t be bothered to coordinate an outfit. This is me essentially everyday. To combat this, my weapon of choice is to keep it simple and wear dresses or set outfits. One of my favourite kinds of dresses is the Shift Dress.

DIY Shift DressThe shift dress is a classic that has almost never gone out of fashion in the last century. They can be quite expensive even though they are relatively simple in design. If you want to learn to make one, here is my tutorial.

I hope this is useful and I’d love your feedback in the comments. How would you style the shift dress?

Also what you like to me make next?


Abi x

Verse: Philippians 4:6-7. Lately I’ve been stressing a lot, so I feel like God is sending me a *subtle* message by integrating this into my devotional (Word 4U Today) this week.


Disappointment is Only an Opportunity to Try Again

Hey Blessed,

I hope all is well and that you’re having a good day; if you’re not, remember that today is barely a dot on the canvas of your life and you can’t see light without the contrast of a shadow.

Like this awesome quote says:


(This should be a T-shirt, or at least a poster)

Onto today’s blog post:

As sad as it is, we do not always get what we want in life. God’s plan is ultimately bigger than we’ll ever be able to see. Though some days are clouded in disappointment, it’s important not to let a raincloud eclipse your sunlight.

Today I was quite discouraged to hear that I didn’t receive the thing that I’d hoped for. It wasn’t a matter of life and death, but the thought weighed on my mind for most of the day.

I’m starting to get over it now, but it made me think that we often forget the challenges that have already been overcome and instead focus on the  faults and defects we see in ourselves.

Each of us has a purpose in life and maybe one path or opportunity just isn’t the right one. So if you’re feeling disheartened: ‘take heart, Christ has overcome’. John 16:33.

Whatever problem you’re facing, God will carry you through. Like it says in  Matthew 11:28, (“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest.”), you don’t have to to carry your burdens alone.

Although I was initially disappointed, the outcome of the situation is also advantageous in that I will have some ‘me’ time. This hopefully means I’ll sew and DIY more.

Let me know how you’ve overcome any difficulties in your life in the comments and I look forward to chatting with you guys soon.


Abi x