Me-Made-May: Days 21, 22, 23

Oops! It’s Long Weekend Monday so I’m a bit slow to post today. Enjoyed a lovely sleep-in this morning, and I have nothing on my agenda but sewing, with a few breaks to eat. It’s a sewaholic’s perfect day!

Day 21: Casual Friday in jeans and a Me-Made blouse. This used to be my work uniform, how boring eh? After wearing skirts and dresses mostly this month, it’s somewhat uncomfortable to be squished into jeans.

Not to mention having to worry if the jeans and blouse don’t exactly meet and leave a little slice of skin exposed. That’s the brilliant part of wearing a dress – everything’s connected, no slices of skin can peek out (unless they’re intentional)…

Day 22: Off to meet up with my sister, in my Monet skirt and a t-shirt. I love the fabric of this skirt, however, it doesn’t really behave that well. It likes to twist around while wearing it – sometimes I look down and the side zipper has traveled to the front!

Also, I wish it was a little higher on the waist, so I could tuck my tops in. Ah well, that’s what happens when you whip something up one night, without testing the pattern out first. It may be instant gratification but it’s not always perfect.

Day 23: I forgot to take a picture! I rushed off to my friend’s baby’s christening in such a hurry that I didn’t have time to pose for the self-timer.

So you’ll have to trust me that I wore something Me-Made, my Lady Grey Coat over a black dress. Very similar to last week’s outfit, in fact I’ll just insert a photo from last week as a placeholder.

And that’s it for now. As the month winds down, I feel my outfits are less planned, and more ‘oh crap, don’t forget to put something on that you made!’

Also, I wish my half-finished projects were completed so I could add them to the rotation. For the christening yesterday, there were so many dresses in my to-do pile that would have worked, if only they were finished.

Time to go make the most of my day off. Happy Victoria Day and happy sewing!

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8 Responses to Me-Made-May: Days 21, 22, 23

  1. Trisha May 24, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    I agree— I was planning all of my outfits in the beginning, and now I’m trying not to forget in the morning.

    Love the blouse that you made in Day 21!

  2. Ms.Cleaver May 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    I love the fabric on the blouse! I’ve been wearing a bunch of skirts to work myself because of the nice warm weather and I find pants to be less and less interesting.

  3. Jessica May 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Ah, I totally understand about the pants! I wear skirts so often that it is dang uncomfortable to get those jeans on sometimes.

  4. ~Sherry~ May 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    Your blouse looks wonderful with jeans, but I find that gap really annoying too!
    Your Lady Grey Coat matches the turquoise in your blouse – you could combine the two once it gets colder!

  5. Stacy May 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    I know exactly what you mean! I was scrambling around this morning wondering what to wear and checking the calendar to see how many more days until June.

  6. sofia June 1, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    I know what you mean – I hate having bits of me stick out. It’s not that I’m out of shape, but it’s just not the best part of me! LOVE that blouse!

  7. Kelly June 4, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    LOVE this blouse. Did you have a pattern for this one? If so, can you spill the beans? I didn’t read it anywhere, but maybe I missed it. This would be a perfect blouse for me, I absolutely LIVE in jeans. Although with your inspiration, and with a newfound sewing hobby, I may just give some dresses a try. :)

  8. Tasia June 4, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    Thanks everyone!
    Kelly – the blouse is a Simplicity ‘Project Runway’ pattern #2807. It’s out of print but still available online:
    http://www.simplicity.com/p-1731-misses-tops.aspx
    It has different sleeve and ruffle variations as well, plus a skirt. And the belt can be worn as a drapey neck scarf as well!
    Good luck and happy sewing :)

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