4 June 2011

Me-Made-June... Days 1, 2 and 3

Happy Me-Made-June! If you don't know what I'm talking about, read this post and please try to keep up in future. (Some people...) In the run up to June I was a little nervous about taking part in the challenge - would I have enough to wear without it becoming stressful? But I can already say it's been great. While I've enjoyed following other bloggers taking part in previous months, being part of the challenge - the community, if you will - myself is so much more fun.

Ooh and just before we move on to my outfits, I just want to say thank you to Debi, Casey and Karen who wrote guest posts for me recently. Although maybe I shouldn't be thanking them as they raised the quality threshold of this blog somewhat. Oh well...


Day 1

What's Me-Made in today's outfit? 

Where was it worn?
Running around Washington in 35 degrees heat, a meeting at the National Gallery of Art, and slumping on the sofa stuffing my face with takeaway pizza.

How often is it usually worn and why?
Rarely. I got it into my head that it only goes with a plain black top, but I've realised it goes with more things than that. Also, it used to sit just above my hips but a temporary safety pin fix later and it looks a lot less frumpy cinched in around my waist. After the pizza, however, I did have to remove the safety pin...

Will it be worn more often in future?
Definitely. I really love the bold print and the bright colour. What kinds of tops would you wear it with?


Day 2

What's Me-Made in today's outfit?

Where was it worn?
Doing some work on my laptop in a coffee shop, and dinner with friends.

How often is it usually worn and why?
A lot. I love the print on the fabric and it's really comfortable to wear, loose fitting, in a snuggly fabric.

Will it be worn more often in future?
Yep!


Day 3

What's Me-Made in today's outfit?

Where was it worn?
On an amazing four hour tour of the Library of Congress's film archive in Virginia. Yes, I am a geek.

How often is it usually worn and why?
I wear the t-shirt quite a lot. Stripey tops are my default clothing choice, and this is the only one I have in green stripes. I don't wear the necklace that often as the green and pink fabric is hard to match, but it works well with this top.

Will it be worn more often in future?
If the top can be worn more often - yes! And I'll try to wear the necklace more as I do like it.

17 comments:

  1. Love this looks!
    Great post and pics ^_^


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  2. Silly Tilly. In DC 35 is not hot, it's near freezing. But 95! And keeping up with MMJ on the road and with such pretty clothing--that's beyond the call of duty!

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  3. *sigh* I'm starting to get really bummed and not doing MMJune..... especially since I made my first pair of shorts today and they turned out so great. If I'd known they'd be this easy, I'd have whipped up a couple of pairs weeks ago and probably been able to make it through June. Oh well. You look super cute!

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  4. You look great. And that skirt: I'd pair it with a white top, or with bolder colours. Have you considered bright red?

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  5. lovely! i like that skirt.

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  6. You look fantastic in all of them, TIlly! I love that purple dress on you especially. And I think the skirt looks great with that t-shirt, and would also look great with a blouse in a similar colour. : )

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  7. I love these (especially the dress). I'm also doing a month long wardrobe project just now - just avoiding jeans for a month - and it's nice to have a bit more focus on what I'm wearing. Here's hoping I get to a stage where wearing only homemade stuff for a month is an option - right now I'd be wearing the same three skirts and a chopped down T-shirt for thirty days straight!

    Looking forward to the rest of your month's pictures. :)

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  8. I LOVE your 70s dress - and those yellow shoes - a great pairing!

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  9. Your photos are so great, and I'm very impressed that you're keeping up the Me-Made challenge while not at home. That takes planning! I'd love to see that skirt with a red top, or maybe a bright gold? Hurray for safety pins! I have a skirt with a similar problem and a safety pin to pull in the waist has given it a lot more wear. :)

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  10. KC - just realised I should have specified that I was speaking about degrees celsius!

    Karin and Stacey - red or gold are great ideas, thanks!

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  11. Your sewing talents never cease to amaze me, your outfits are just lovely!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  12. Good job Tilly, you look so cute in your MM clothing! Love all three.

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  13. Great job! I love your style!

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  14. I would suggest a red top with your Loire Valley skirt too, or something in a darker teal. Fab start to MMJ! x

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  15. Your Loire Valley skirt is gorgeous and would go with so many colours! I can imagine it with a deep yellow or orange top. Though the red suggestion would work great too.
    A four hour tour of the Library of Congress film archive sounds like my idea of heaven!

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  16. I made a summer dress a few years ago, same fabric as the skirt! IKEA can be a surprising fabric source, don't you think? Bright red is a very good idea, I've also been pairing it with black shrugs.

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