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Stepping into Summer with Miss Fortune

Every season I excitedly wait to find out what Miss Fortune will pull out of the bag (or off her machine). And every season I am beyond delighted with her offerings. Spring/Summer ’18 is definitely no exception. When MissFortune offered me the chance to own this beautiful set, comprising of the Rose Boarder Skirt and the Peasant Top, I practically bit her hand off. From past experience of the Seamstress skirt and then the Frida Kahlo Boardwalk skirt, I know that her work is always beautifully fitting, of amazing quality and finished to really high standards. This set did not disappoint.

Miss Fortune has just launched her new Peasant Blouse, drafted from her own pattern (oh, how I wish I had the skills to do that!). My measurements (35″ bust, 28″ waist) sat almost slap bang between the Small and Medium, but we opted for the Medium. In hindsight, we both agree that the medium would have been more comfortable, owing to my larger upper arms and it being ever so slightly tight on the bust with my nude strapless bra. Made from a beautifully lightweight fabric, with rickrack detailing around the neckline and a sweet little peplum (hidden under the skirt) I absolutely adore this design. It’s ever-so slightly sheer, but not enough to make me feel uncomfortable or self-conscious. However, underwear choice is key with this item! I’m already really looking forward to pairing it with a pair of capris over the summer month.

The super full, gathered skirt is made from a stunning floral boarder print fabric and features the sweetest peek-a-boo pink panel down the centre. I love the little pop of colour that appears when you walk but remains hidden when stood still. As with all of her skirts, the Rose Boarder has a small patch pocket, large enough to accommodate a lipstick and/or phone. It fastens at the back with a zip and button. The fabric is the ideal weight for a skirt of this style and it hangs perfectly both with and without a petticoat underneath.

Whilst I love the combination of the skirt and top together, I’m looking forward to finding different colour combinations and styles to work with each piece. The pinks, yellow and green palette of the skirt excites me hugely – as it is my three favourite colours all thrown into one garment! (I’m easily pleased). The skirt is priced at £45.99 and the top at £31. Both items are made to order by her own fair hands and are available from X-Small to XX-Large.

If this skirt isn’t quite your style, then you’re sure to find something that is. Other personal favourites from her current range are the Memories of Mexico and Mexicana skirts.

Thanks to Musophoto for giving up his May bank holiday evening to venture up to the gorgeously quaint village of Stoke Bruerne to take these snaps for me. It was hard not to feel jealous of the big audience we had, who were all sat drinking beer in the sunshine outside the pubs along the canal! If you’re local to Stoke Bruerne and haven’t already, make sure you check out their Village at War weekend which takes place every September – it’s quite a sight to behold!

Skirt, top, belt – c/o Miss Fortune
Shoes – Miss L Fire

Disclaimer – I was kindly gifted this set by Miss Fortune. However, this has not in any way influenced my review and all views expressed within this post are an honest reflection of how I feel about these garments.

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