Day 10: Doubling Up, Crescent Skirt and Vest

Are you sick of seeing the same park in the background? Don’t worry, we’ll have a change of scenery soon. I’m healthy enough to be back on my bike and I’m catching up on the Me-Made outfit posts. I really missed my daily ride! Plus, they’re doing construction on the main road to my office, and I have to park far away, so biking is just as fast as driving, and a lot more fun!

What am I wearing? I’ve got two Me-Made items today! This is one of my first Crescent Skirt test garments. It’s a wee bit short, but the fabric is lovely! It’s a rayon and wool blend – something you don’t see very often! It’s wonderfully drapey and soft, and machine-washable since I pre-washed the fabric. I used sew-in interfacing so the waistband is softer and comfortable.

I’m paired it with the Simplicity vest again and a white tee shirt. And these shoes are just for you guys – super high platform sandals, also Nine West and most definitely purchased on sale. If I remember correctly, they were regular priced at over $150, and I got them for under $50. I’m embarrassed to admit I have more pairs of shoes than I have skirts and pants. Shoes are your friend – they always fit, they only make good outfits better, and they can make or break your look. If only I could make shoes. Although, I’m perfectly content to shop for them!

This was last Friday (June 10th), when I was still sick, which is why I’ve cropped my sick face out of most of the photos. And also why I’ve perhaps worn a too-short skirt with high heels, and forgot a coat. You’re just not yourself when you’re sick!

I’m a bit behind on the outfit posts, although I did miss quite a few days of photos! Last weekend I only took a few shots, and Monday started off as such a rainy day, I wore a sweatshirt and stretchy pants to bike to work. (And then left them on, all day. Not my finest fashion moment but I sure was comfy!)

More Me-Made posts here! Have an awesome weekend everyone!

PS. Thanks to everyone who asked whether I was OK following the riots in Vancouver. I’m safe and so are my friends and family that were downtown during the craziness. Thanks for thinking of me!

PPS. Are you on the mailing list? If so, check your email inbox for a new pattern update that I sent out this week! I’m super excited about this one!

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10 Responses to Day 10: Doubling Up, Crescent Skirt and Vest

  1. Tanit-Isis June 17, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    Super cute skirt, and I am glad you’re all well.

    Also, YES, that is an AWESOME pattern! :)

  2. liza jane June 17, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    That skirt is adorable! I love the print and I’d love to find a rayon/wool blend to sew with.
    Glad all are well.

  3. Amanda June 17, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    I’m impressed that you’re not feeling well but are still wearing the platform shoes! I couldn’t balance myself in those on a healthy day.

    The new pattern is so cute! Can’t wait to see a photo of it here!

  4. karen June 17, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    I try to use the excuse that I sew most of my clothes now to justify shoe buying sprees every once in a while, I love all of yours.

  5. Beth (SunnyGal Studio) June 17, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    I had to laugh when you said you wished you could make shoes, me too! I think that so often.

  6. Candace June 17, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Nothing too short about that skirt! It’s the perfect length for us “hippy” girls and did I mention your legs look stunning!?

  7. Susan - Knitters Delight June 17, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    That is a great version of your Crescent skirt pattern.

    I have actually looked up shoe-making classes since it would be so FABULOUS to make them. lol.

    Great minds fantasize alike, I guess. lol

  8. Val June 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    What a cute outfit!

  9. Helena June 18, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Great outfit! Pics like these makes me want to do a fitted vest myself.

  10. Joolz June 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    That is a lovely outfit. The skirt with the white t-shirt would have been a nice outfit – but the waistcoat (vest) elevates it to lovely.

    Psawfwffww to making ones own shoes. (In case anyone wonders – I made up my own swearword – only to be used about making shoes!!). There is someone who advertises on craft sites with instructions for making shoes – but they are simple court shoes. Shoes can be, and often are, an affordable, wearable work of art that virtually none of us could ever begin to imagine or make within our lifetime.

    I make most of my own clothes now, but shoes – never!!