Me-Made-May: Days 28, 29, 30

Me-Made-May is over today! And while I’m relieved that I can dress freely in whatever strikes my fancy, I’m a bit sad that this celebration of sewing is ending. It’s not that I won’t wear the fabulous things I’ve made ever again, but I feel like I’ve been wearing them with purpose this past month.

Day 28: Me-Made wool vest again. I was thrilled to get it back from the drycleaners and worked it into an easy Friday outfit, with a blouse and black pants.

Day 29: I didn’t get dressed today. How embarrassing to admit! If I wasn’t blogging about it, no one would ever know but now my secret is out. I had the whole house to myself for the whole day, that’s my excuse. My guy went away on a fishing trip so I made a day-long date with my sewing machine, no dressing up required. I end up sewing in my underwear most of the time anyways, so why bother?

Day 30: I had to get dressed today, after spending the whole day lounging around yesterday! Also, my guy was returning from his fishing trip, so I couldn’t very well stay in my sweatpants for another full day.

Me-Made vest from Friday’s outfit, with a silk camisole and skirt. The skirt isn’t Me-Made but it’s somebody-made, I bought it at Value Village for $5.

It’s funny, I’m so critical of my own sewing techniques but this skirt is sewn with pink thread in the bobbin and orange thread on top! (And serged in white.) I was with my sister and we were imagining what the person who made it was thinking. The fabric is a crinkly polyester crepe-type fabric and we both agreed we would have bypassed it in the fabric store for sure. Do you find the fabrics you’re drawn to in the fabric store are different from the fabrics you choose when buying clothing?

Anyways, that’s it for me. One last Me-Made-May outfit to report on and perhaps some reflection on the past month… Happy Monday everyone!

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7 Responses to Me-Made-May: Days 28, 29, 30

  1. Jessica May 31, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    Shh… don’t tell anyone, but sometimes I don’t match my serger thread! I try to find a color that will blend, but I can’t find matching thread for every project!

    I’ve enjoyed your me-made-may posts – you’ve looked stylish all month long!

  2. ~Sherry~ May 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    That is funny about the thread colours in the skirt! I sosmetimes mix them in my overlocker too just like Jessica – it is amazing how they blend in as long as the top looper is sort of matching!
    Nice waistcoat on you – your two outfits demonstrate how versatile a waistcoat can be.
    Oh and you’re not the only one who sews in their underwear…!

  3. Ali May 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Another lovely round-up of outfits. You really pull off a vest well — it’s inspiring, maybe I’ll aim for one in my fall wardrobe. :) Look forward to checking in on you after MMM!

  4. Brumby May 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    Thanks for the support re my SSS pledge. I think you did a great job with MMM, I have loved seeing your outfits, and you know how much I LOVE your Lady Grey!

    I am about to sew a vest so it is good to see the versatility of yours! I was going to wing it by just randomly cutting into the fabric, will see when the time comes though!

  5. Helena June 1, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    Both outfits are lovely. I liked your comment about sewing in your underwear, because that’s how I usually end up as well. At least during the final steps when it’s a lot of fitting and hemming.

  6. Monet June 1, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    You did it!! Hooray for you. I can’t wait to hear about your reflections on the month! I wish I had enough me-made stuff to get me through the month, but I did try to wear the (wearable) things I own frequently during May, which was enough for me :)

  7. Carmencitab June 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Congratulations on a great month of very pretty stuff. I do look forward to seeing more garments from you. And I’ll have to look into making a waistcoat yours is so pretty.