Me-Made-May: Days 5 and 6

Readers, I have something NEW for today’s Me-Made-May report! Well actually, I have TWO new things. One you can see, one you can’t. Both are making me super excited. So here they are!

Day 5: The first thing – the one you can’t see – is my lovely new tripod. It’s a tiny little thing, fits in my purse (almost) and folds flat.

What it does though, is turn any place into a potential photo shoot location. If I can park my car nearby, I can photograph myself anywhere!

A huge thanks to my awesome man who gave it to me. Probably so I will stop asking him to take my photo!

And thanks everyone who suggested a remote, but it appears that my particular model doesn’t have a compatible remote out there, sadly.

Anyways, back to today’s outfit! Here I am in my Armani skirt, Forever21 blouse and Plum wrap sweater. Love this skirt, it’s SO comfortable and has wonderfully huge pockets. So many good things to say about it. I will probably wear it as many ways as I can think of this month.

It does wrinkle a little though, a few of the pics I took had sitting-creases from being in the car. The second photo is before driving, so you can see it crease-free. (Yup, I made the pillows on the lounge chairs too.) Other than that, it’s an excellent skirt!

Day 6: Here’s the second new item, I call it my Monet skirt. I was inspired by Monet – not the artist, the talented seamstress and quilter extraordinaire! Her post here inspired me to make my own version of her pretty watercolour skirt.

It’s made from a beautiful vintage acetate I bought it online from this Etsy seller and when it arrived, I instantly LOVED it. It’s from the 60’s and has a cool puckery texture.

Plus, I was craving instant gratification after battling with Vogue 1174. Voila – a one-night skirt!

AND one last (non-sewing related) announcement – I am entered in the Vancouver Marathon for 2011! Scary, and yet such an exciting goal to work towards.

I’ve never ran a marathon before, just to give you some idea of where I’m at on the fitness scale. The longest run I’ve done is about 10k, but that’s with some walking breaks. I love running but have kind of let it slide recently…well not any more! No excuses for skipping my run, I have a marathon to train for. (Maybe I’ll become one of those people, talking about how amazing I feel after running marathons and how everyone should try it.) I’ve registered for the half-marathon, not the full marathon, but it’s my first marathon nonetheless!

That’s all for now. Feeling excited/scared about both putting together tomorrow’s Me-Made outfit, and preparing for the upcoming marathon. Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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5 Responses to Me-Made-May: Days 5 and 6

  1. rita May 7, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    Just found your blog! Great idea w/ the top-10 sewing list. The skirt is cute and you seem to be getting a lot of wear out of it. Good luck with training for marathon… I run too, but a 6-miler is about as far as I can manage for now.

  2. Monet May 7, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    Oh my G, Tasia! I almost cried when I read this (after first going, “Wow, that looks just like the J.Crew skirt I knocked off..but better!” (tee hee) You are the really talented one…I’m amazed at all of your gorgeous me-made outfits!

    But I’m nervous to hear about your struggles with the Vogue pattern I’m about to undertake…what’s going on?

  3. Trisha May 7, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    I love your day 5 outfit… Swoon! I want one exactly like it!

  4. ~Sherry~ May 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    Your Armani skirt looks great with the wrap cardi, and I can tell by the photos that you feel great in it too!
    Congratulations on the new tripod – you will have lots of fun!
    How exciting doing a half marathon – good luck with your training.

  5. Nadia May 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    I love all of these outfits! You’ve inspired me to wear skirts for the last few days, AND go for runs for the last couple mornings as well! I’ve slacked off for the last month but still managed to do about 3.5k today. Thanks for the motivation! :)