10 June 2011

Me-Made-June... Days 7, 8, 9 and 10

Once you get into the swing of it, wearing homemade clothes all month long is actually pretty easy...


Day 7

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

Where was it worn?
Last day in Washington DC, packing my case and sitting on a plane.

How often is it usually worn and why?
Judging by the fact that I've worn it twice this week, I can safely say I wear this dress often. I've styled it slightly differently to Day 2, with leggings, a bow at the front and the sleeves worn down rather than turned up. Oh and I didn't iron it, for that rustic look (ahem). It was perfectly comfortable for the overnight flight home.

Will it be worn more often in future?
I'll try not to wear it twice a week every week or it could get a bit boring!


Day 8

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

Where was it worn?
Around the house, trying to get over jet lag.

How often is it usually worn and why?
Quite a lot, although usually at night time!

Will it be worn more often in future?
Probably about the same.


Day 9

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

Where was it worn?
To a freelance work gig.

How often is it usually worn and why?
Rarely, to be honest. Which is a shame because it's the make I'm most proud of. I'm not accustomed to wearing shoulder pads so every time I put it on I feel like I'm a kid in the eighties again dressing up in my mum's clothing. 

Will it be worn more often in future?
Yes, I promise. I didn't feel that comfortable in it when I left the house, but when I glimpsed myself in a mirror later in the day it looked like a perfectly normal thing to be wearing. The lining feels so luxurious, I love sliding it on and off (as Steph quipped on the Flickr group, never underestimate the "lubrication" function of a silky lining!).


Day 10

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

Where was it worn?
Working from home.

How often is it usually worn and why?
Not as often as it could be. Firstly, the corduroy is lightweight so it crumples easily - not a great look, but bearable. Secondly, it's more of a snuggly Winter skirt than Summer option, but I wore it today because it was grey and miserable outside.

Will it be worn more often in future?
I'll put it away now until the Autumn, when I'll probably wear it more.

By the way, thank you so much to everyone who responded to my post on intermediate and advanced level sewing skills. See that piece of paper stuck on my wall in the last picture? That's my list of techniques to try out! Hoping to get some paperwork cleared tonight so I can get stuck into sewing this weekend. Anyone else planning some serious stitching this weekend? I always love to hear what people are working on...

10 comments:

  1. I'm going fabric shopping with melizza of pincushiontreats and sewing some skirts. you should wear your jacket more often. It's lovely. how many beignets do you own Tilly..lol

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  2. That jacket is lovely, I agree with Dibs, you should be wearing it more!! I like your toenail polish too :o)

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  3. hand raised--I'm definitely doing some serious stitching this weekend! Glad I have me-made pjs too :)

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  4. That jacket is gorgeous, you should definitely wear it more often.

    I'm unlikely to be sewing this weekend, but I'll definitely be knitting. :o)

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  5. oh I love everything! the jacket in particular though is absolutely beautiful! and thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, it made my day! xxx

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  6. I love all of it, especially the jacket. It is divine.

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  7. Really like your purple dress!

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  8. I love all your outfits and, like other commenters, I definitely think that your Betty Draper jacket should be worn more often - it's very lovely!

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  9. All cute! I especially love your Beignet outfit. Maybe it's because it's broiling hot where I am and I'm longing for a bit of chill in the air. :) This weekend I'll mostly be working, but I do hope/plan to spend some time sewing on the sundress I started last week.

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  10. Love the yellow skirt and blue tights combination! :) As for me, I'll be doing some knitting now and then this weekend.

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