Friday, May 24, 2013

Me Made May 2013 - Week Four

Hello again! Time for another round up. It's been a week of repeats, but I've noticed haven't actually repeated an outfit so far this month, so I'm quite pleased with myself about that. I think, as a kind of mid-way pledge, I'll see if I can carry that through to the end. We'll see!

Day 18:

Avian Ginger skirt.
Everything else: RTW.
I'm becoming better friends with this skirt every time I wear it. And I've had some lovely Flickr comments on it - funny how sometimes you just need your own opinion bolstered up a bit!

Day 19:

Style Arc ponte leggings #2.
Everything else: RTW.
Another day I almost forgot to take the photo. I'm not overly happy with this, even though the scarf is actually a much better match in real life. (promise!) There's nothing really dire about it; I think I often feel like this when I wear a lot of black. Plus, I really, really just wanted to be wearing jeans and a comfy top today, neither of which I've made....

Day 20:

This is more like it! My Beatnik jumper.
Everything else: RTW.
I may make an exception to the mid-way pledge for this outfit. Love it. As far as I'm concerned, MMM would have been worth it just to discover this combination! I would live in this if I could.

Day 21:

Refashioned shirt dress.
Everything else: RTW.
Once again, trying to winterfy warm weather clothes. Thank goodness for cardis, tights and boots! I'd forgotten I had this belt, too. Bonus :)

Day 22:

 Refashioned dress.
Cardi: secondhand.
Everything else: RTW.
I hadn't ever put these together before, but I quite like the combination. The boots I could take or leave. Or maybe it's the boots and cardi together I don't love. In future I'll probably go with one or the other.

Day 23:

Style Arc ponte leggings.
Everything else: RTW:
I'm not sure what I would have done without these! I've pulled them on almost every night after work. I realise it's not a spectacular outfit, but since it was a rare day to myself, with a trip to the pool and then snugging up by the fire in the afternoon, I had no intention of wearing anything fancy. I must, must, MUST make some trackies. Or perhaps Sewaholic's new lounge pants??

 Day 24:

Refashioned shirt, same as Days 5 & 11. (I think...) Here worn tucked in and with bow. Wore a similar outfit two weeks ago (Day 11 in evening) but looking at the photo here it's less successful. I look a bit swamped by the long cardi. Something to bear in mind next time, I guess.

You know what's funny? You know the old saying that most of us wear 20% of our wardrobes 80% of the time? Looking back over my MMM photos I've realised I've started to do this with my own makes. I just went through my wardrobe and  found three more items I haven't worn at all yet (and three is a significant percentage at this stage of my sewing-for-me journey...). Maybe instead of the no repeat outfits pledge, I'll plan to wear these during the last week.

I also pledged to finish four queued projects this month. Three of those are complete (above shirt, 2 x ponte leggings.); actually four if you count the pair of trousers I made early on. These are still officially classified as a fail, but I'm not without hope of a possible salvage. (Especially since I have some fabric I LOVE for a second pair ready and waiting.) Another goal for this week, maybe!

Have a wonderful week :)

Danielle oxo


  1. I'm also finding that I've developed some "go to's" in my me-made wardrobe, but they are at least more interesting that the RTW go-to-s!

    And that Ginger Skirt is pretty awesome. Love the print!

    1. Thanks! I wasn't sure about it at first, but it's really grown on me. :)

  2. Yes, MMM is also making me wear items I wouldn't otherwise.

    RE your Flickr comment - it is the thing I'm going to miss the most about this month! I hate the daily photos but I love the supportive and complementary (and ego boosting) comments on Flickr! It makes the whole thing such a positive experience!

    Maria Denmark also has some lounge pants, although they are designed to be made in jersey.

    1. Oh, thanks - I'll definitely look those up!

      And I was wondering whether anyone else hated the daily photo-taking... I SO much prefer being behind the camera!