The second group of five-days-of-Me-Made-May ’13….
Me-made Gingham-To-Go shirt
Horses cardigan from Max
Navy belt – vintage, from a thrift shop
Herringbone wool skirt from WORLD
Purple footless tights with print down side, from a clothes swap party
Knee-high boots – Dr Martens
Thoughts on today’s me-made garment: this shirt has had one heck of a lot of wearing since I made it! The pattern instructions were a bit lacking, and as a result I messed up the notched collar in a non-fixable way, which means it a) isn’t really notched, and b) doesn’t sit open like it should. But despite that (unchangeable) mistake, this shirt is a win. I’ve already made it a second time, and I’m gonna be making it again with longer sleeves in the future.
Me-made All Buttoned Up dress (first time I’ve been able to fit into this since I was about 12 weeks pregnant! Yay! So excited, I love this dress. 🙂 )
Made-by-my-mother cardigan, knitted from a 1940s pattern
Yellow tights from Glassons
Shoes by Poetic License
Thoughts on today’s Me-Made garment: I love this dress. Ain’t nothin’ that needs changing here! Must make this pattern again….. Soon! (Hmmm. I seem to be saying that about a lot of patterns….)
Me-made Journey dress
Made-by-my-mother knitted purple wrap cardigan
Dark grey tights, probably Columbine
Dr Marten black knee-high boots
Thoughts on today’s Me-Made garment: this will be the last time I wear this dress for a while. It’s a maternity dress, which has hooks and eyes at the front waist to expand as a belly grows. But now, it’s just too big for me. Oh well! Two things I’m going to change before I put it into storage though – stitching down the interfacing at the neck (why oh why do they never stay flat?!?!), and reattaching the hooks at the waist – I put them on the wrong way around, with the hook part curving outwards, and as a result they tend to catch on knit tops.
Me-made 70s Lounge skirt
Purple wrap cardigan from Episode
Black nursing singled from The Warehouse
Purple tights, either Columbine or Glassons
Black heels from Ziera
Thoughts on today’s Me-Made garment: first time I’ve been able to wear this for ages – yay! 🙂 (It’s exciting finding I can fit into a couple of things again – thanks Me Made May for making me reach to the depths of my wardrobe in desperation!) I like this skirt, the only thing I’d alter is the hem – I did a machine hem, and I’m tempted (although not yet convinced I can be bothered) to go back and do a hand-stitched invisible hem instead…..
Me-made Johanna shirt
Blue cardigan from Glassons
Black skirt from Juli Hunter
Black ultra-hi Converse sneakers
Thoughts on today’s Me-Made garment: this shirt is all good. Good length, good fit, and it has snap fasteners instead of buttons – gotta love that. 🙂 Must get around to tacking down the facing on the inside, though….
And there we have it – another five days of Me-Made-May ’13, along with a bunch more things added to my to-do list! How’s your Me-Made wearing going? Learnt anything about your self-made wardrobe yet?? (Go on, tell me! I’m curious!!)