Me Made May – Round Up

Ahhhh…9 days down and not a repeat in sight (yet). Actually, it’s a bit trickier than I anticipated because alot of my past MM items (ie when I was a larger size and also bodged alot of my makes!) have long since been sent to the charity shop. Some have even fallen apart :/ In addition, this week has exposed some recent makes that are pretty much wardrobe orphans; or at least don’t have any Me Made partners. So if I am to succeed in my self imposed challenge, I shall have to rack up a few new makes as I go along! Anyway, here’s a run down so far…

1st May: Aztec tee & skinnified jeans. Hmm, wrong shoes for this outfit I think. My sandals would have made it look less frumpy.
2nd May: Refashioned sweatshirt & skinnified jeans. This is borderline. It’s ok (maybe slightly 80’s soft rock!) but I think I need some relaxed fit trousers to go with this top. It’s proving tricky to style this top even though I love it. My dark denim jeans work with this but they’re not Me Made.
3rd May: Plum Pudding Tunic & skinnified jeans. I like this overall silhouette. I must measure the length of this tunic as it hits at just the right point on the thighs to be flattering.

4th May: Refashioned Tee & skinnified jeans. Erm, Axl Rose eat your heart out! This worked ok with the long chunky cardigan I wore it with. But if you ever see me out in this combo ever again, SLAP ME!
5th May: Kimono Tee & Refashioned Maxi plus Me Made necklace. I really like this outfit. There, I said it! Perhaps some more jersey maxi’s on the horizon? Have to get some jersey first…
6th May: Nautical Tee & skinnified jeans. This top is one of my very earliest makes but still gets worn all the time. I guess it was an early precursor to my kimono tees. This combo is OK, but I don’t love it.

7th May: Stripe Tee & skinnified jeans – This is a classic combo for me. Skinnies, top and a cardi
8th May: First ever Kimono Tee & skinnified jeans – As above. I’m in comfortable territory here. Kinda my uniform and how I feel most comfortable. This is still my fave kimono tee. Fabric is so soft and cool. Quite a bit looser these days, and I actually think I might add some more ease back in to my kimono tee pattern for future makes. I redrafted it after I lost weight but I think I prefer the looser fit.
9th May: Tea Dyed Silk Top & skinnified jeans – The colours work here. But the shape of this top is all wrong on me. Just feel so frumpy in it. I bought some matching thread today…look out for a refashion…

So…observations so far:

  • Keeping the Me Made pledge on my bottom half is easy. Practically all of my jeans are bought from charity shops and then refashioned to fit.  I have pairs in black, navy, khaki, purple, polka dots, and light denim. Plus two pairs in my refashion pile awaiting “the treatment”
  • I’m gradually increasing my stock of Me Made tops. This has always been my stumbling point. It’s getting better. I currently have about 10 me made tops and one new one already this week and 3-4 more in progress! (inc a Laurel!)
  • I REALLY like jersey maxis. So comfy and so quick to sew, even on a standard machine. I’ll probably use the one above as a template to churn out a few more…
  • I desperately need to cut and colour my hair! It’s getting very unruly
  • I really ought to get acquainted with my iron! The only time I use it is during construction. I rarely iron stuff before I wear it. Ahhh, lifes tooooo short man!
  • I still hate the photography part!
So all in all, some really useful info  gleaned already ๐Ÿ™‚ How are you guys doing?
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6 Comments

  1. Evie Jones May 10, 2013

    Whilst you look lovely in all your outfits (and I’m impressed that you’re wearing all Me-made, not just one bit), my favourite outfit so far is the maxi skirt. Just fabulous!

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  2. Kestrel May 10, 2013

    Lovely outfits, you have a great sense of your own style. I’m with you on the ironing, despite having the iron out for dressmaking more than ever it literally does not cross my mind to iron a few bits and pieces while I have it out. Talk about a mental block! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. MrsC (Maryanne) May 10, 2013

    Gorgeous woman! So clever too!

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  4. chiarag May 10, 2013

    lovely! my favourite is day 2!

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  5. Sam May 10, 2013

    Love that maxi skirt and kimono tee! I’m now off to rummage in my stash to see if I’ve got fabrics to make something similar. I know I’ve got something that will work for the skirt, might have to buy some more for the top. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. EmSewCrazy May 10, 2013

    You look amazing in your maxi skirt outfit and not too shabby in all the rest. I think you have found a great style for yourself. So far MMM is teaching me I don’t wear me mades as often as I think I do. I need to continue to build up my wardrobe!

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