MMM ’12 – Week 2!

So another week down! I must admit, the last couple of Me Made challenges I’ve participated in were a struggle. Being relatively new to sewing I had only a handful of “wearable” MM items to choose from which made putting together outfitsVERY tricky; and often resulted in somewhat bizarre combinations that certainly didn’t reflect my personal style very much. This time around, it’s proving easier. Namely because I have a growing number of MM items to play with AND, more and more of them are reflective of my personal style. I’ve never really had a “personal style aesthetic” before. It really was a bit incoherent, mismatched and I had alot of “stuff” that just didn’t go with other “stuff” or just didn’t suit me! But the ability to sew and adapt my own clothes seems to have opened the door for me to experiment with different shapes/styles and I can definately see a few patterns emerging in how I dress….

Monday (no photo): Grey top– Self drafted (fabric £4/m),  Flared Jeans – thrifted (£4)
Tuesday: Grey Polka top – Self drafted (fabric £4/m),  Trousers – Thrifted (£2) and refashioned
Wednesday: Thrifted top and cardi, Trousers – Thrifted (£1.50) and refashioned (not blogged)
Thursday: Striped Tee- Thrifted (99p) and refashioned (not blogged), Thrifted (£1.50) and refashioned (not blogged)

Tuesday wednesday thursday

Friday: Navy Top – Thrifted (99p) and refashioned, Trousers – Thrifted (£3)
Saturday: White Blouse – Thrifted (99p)   Cropped Jeans – Thrifted (£3) and refashioned.
SundayGrey Polka top – Self drafted (fabric £4/m), Flared Jeans – thrifted (£4)

friday saturday sunday

Friday’s trousers have been banished from my wardrobe. Saturday, the shape is good but the combo is a bit “mumsy” in hindsight. Sunday is a failsafe of mine. I wear this combo alot and really like it. I’d love to hunt down some more of that polka fabric, (as I fudged the construction of this top a little) but I couldn’t see it on my last trip to Goldhawk Road. The navy trousers (Weds/Thurs) I cropped and narrowed ages ago but never wore them because I’d put on a little weight. Well somehow I must’ve lost some because they now fit, yay! I liked the sailor style button details on the hips but the original length and leg width wasn’t quite right. Both legs really are the same length I promise. When I stand like that in a photo, one knee bent, it make the perspective a little odd! The navy top (Fri) has sat in my repair pile for AGES. (I wore it to “the” blogger meetup in Goldhawk Road last year) It took MMM to give me the kick up the arse I needed to sort it out. I was in a rush to finish it and I, well erm, I didn’t finish it. That is to say, I didn’t finish the raw edges inside before I wore, and then washed it (several times!). I received a few compliments on the “ingenuity” of this top that day. Little did Zoe, Karen et al know the guilty secret that was on the inside! No matter, because it has all been sorted now! Amazing what a zig zag stitch can do in 5 minutes 😉
Oh, and we had some sun too!

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10 Comments

  1. Annabelle May 14, 2012

    You are doing a great job with this round. I really like Wednesday’s outfit and would wear it myself. You are so funny “banishing Friday’s trousers from your wardrobe” – at least the navy top is a toaly keeper. I like Saturday’s combo, you are right that the shape is just great on you – but I think it needs a pop of color (you knew I would say that, didn’t you?).

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    • Miss P May 14, 2012

      Lol! Yep, I should’ve guessed you’d say that Annabelle 😉
      Px

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  2. Scruffybadger May 14, 2012

    Oh miss p, I love your me made style. You’ve clearly got something that brings those gorgeous clothes together….they look like they are part of a planned wardrobe, no matter what you say!

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    • Miss P May 14, 2012

      Aw Winnie, thanks! I’ve been working on clothes that work well with more than one “partner”. Glad you think it’s working out!
      Px

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  3. Gillian May 14, 2012

    I too have sewing to thank for any degree of personal style! I’m not there yet, but it’s so nice to be able to put on me-made outfits that really make me feel like ME! One of the things I really enjoy about MMM is seeing how each participant really shines through in their clothing!
    Have you ever tried sewing garments from Japanese sewing books? I feel like the causal chic graphic aesthetic could work for you!

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    • Miss P May 15, 2012

      Funnily enough Gillian, I’ve been pondering Japanese pattern books for almost as long as I’ve been writing this blog, but not yet gotten around to purchasing any! I do like the clean and simple lines, you’re right 🙂 Perhaps I’ll put them on my birthday/Christmas wishlist 😉
      Px

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  4. Catherine Daze May 15, 2012

    I remember that top from Gokdhawk Road! It’s lovely, well worth resurrecting. The buttons give it something really special.

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    • Miss P May 15, 2012

      Thanks Catherine! He he, that was a fun day 🙂
      Px

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  5. Jo May 15, 2012

    I am in love with Thursdays outfit! Really suits you. And I want that navy top from Fridays!

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  6. Casey May 15, 2012

    I have to say I love how consistent your outfits are! They all look so comfy and the tones are “restful” in a way. 🙂 I really love those trousers from Wednesday and Thursday! Seeing all your refashions reminds me I need to get cracking on my pile of things I’ve thrifted and need some tweaking… 😉

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