Week 4: Recap of Me Made May
I’m in for the final haul here on Me Made May. I did better over this weekend than last with wearing comfortable me-made items. I only missed taking a photograph for one day (Saturday), but I’m proud to say that I still wore a made item, only the photograph is missing.
I wore my “new” 1940s Embroidered Dress to work the day after I finished it. The weather was just chilly enough to wear this wool crepe dress with lining, any warmer and I would have had to wait another 6 months to wear it once the weather gets chilly again.
In retrospect, I’m not sure how I feel pairing this dress with my navy blue & white heels. I think I would have been better off with a solid black shoe.
The weather was quite warm so I looked in my closet for the lightest dress I’ve made: my silk, Spring Swing Dress was just the thing. I made this last March in Casey’s Sew Along. Can you believe I haven’t worn this since last spring?! It’s not my most comfortable dress, but still…
This was another hot day (and I think all days following are hot days), and I scoured my closet for another cool outfit. I made my skirt using Anna Maria Horner’s Study Hall Skirt pattern with an Echino fabric. This skirt has never been blogged about, but you’re looking at my very first skirt that I made on my own (not in a class). I still love it today as much as the first day I wore it just shy of 2 years ago.
This is a semi-unblogged skirt, the Linda Skirt. I made this up last fall as part of my fall wardrobe plan and had never gotten out to take photos of it. I actually always have to wear a belt with this skirt since the waistband got a bit stretched out and I haven’t made time to fix it yet. But it’s a super comfy & basic skirt, perfect for both summer & winter months.
This is a dress I got at my local flea market that hasn’t made the blog yet. I bought it thinking it was just fabric (or something I’d take apart to make something cute). But when I got it home I realized the gem I found for $1. I altered it very slightly and now it’s me-made-ish. :)
Being another hot day, this 50’s house dress was the perfect thing to wear around my apartment.
Another warm day in Chicago, my 40’s linen skirt paired with my aqua double collar blouse. The super white under-collar of my blouse clashes with the cream in my skirt… but for weekend wear I’m thinking it’s alright. :)
All week, I pretty much have been pulling out my oldie yet goodies. With only 3 days left, I’m going strong with my me-made items! I just ran and checked… I have at least 7 garments that haven’t made an appearance and I’ve been consciously trying to not do any repeat outfits too! Craziness.
I have more thoughts, but I’ll save them for my monthly wrap up in a few days time.
But guess who was an industrious sewing bee this weekend?! Thaaaat’s right. I’ve taken to my Quaker Oats polka dot dress again and am trying to wrap that sucker up. Sooo close now I can almost taste it. :)