Hello everyone! I Hope you’re okay – 1st of May already? Did we pass April? Can we rewind back and start this year again? I feel like these past few months have gone by so fast. // I think we all should appreciate our lives and how they are at this very moment in time and just thank and be grateful to God. None of us would be where we are right now if it wasn’t for the hope and faith we have in our Creator – the struggles and blessings, the weaknesses and strengths, the ups and down, the bad and good //

Anyway ladies – This photoshoot…

I decided to wear the shirt I made myself. It was part of my final project in my final year of Uni and the inspiration of the shirt came from Japanese origami and the fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. If you know me, then you should know I love my white shirts – I have so many; too many to count! I wanted to design something different from what I have in my wardrobe so I made this with wide cuffs on the sleeves (which wasn’t a popular thing at the time), a printed back and made out of pure silk. I went for a white on white theme so you might not be able to see the print clearly on these pictures.

The slit at the back was an honest mistake. I remember talking to one of the pattern cutting technicians during my time at the university and I placed my pattern on top of my fabric – not realising it said “centre back fold” – I was working on zero sleep – give me a break, I was semi-exhausted. I remember being silly and just having a laugh with everyone and I just cut straight through!! If you’re reading this and you’re a pattern cutter and make your own clothes, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. At the time it was such a disaster but once I made the shirt and transferred my print, it started to grow on me.

I thought what better way to wear it than with my COS trousers and my Zara bag. I’m also selling this shirt so if any of you ladies are interested in this piece or one made specially for you, email me on for enquiries.

Yours Sincerely, Madiya’s Wardrobe.

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  1. August 6, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    You pull it off so perfectly! I would have absolutely no idea that the slit back was accidental if you hadn’t said – it (and you!) look stunning! xx

  2. September 8, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I think it looks great and I honestly wouldn’t have guessed you had made it yourself because you have done such a good job! And the slit back doesn’t look accidental, if that helps. You’ve made it work well!

    Faye x

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