Me Made May 9
Me Made: Tina Given’s Prairie Slip in Liberty lawn paisley and black lawn.
Store bought: Cotton Cardi, eBay leggings, French shoes, Leopard print Eyebrow sunglasses form Tiger
Comments: This was the last day of the heat wave, moments before it started raining, on the rooftop of Pom Pom headquarters. This Tina Givens dress has a built in black lawn underskirt and Liberty Lawn paisley print. I’m not sure about this dress. Something about the way it fits my bust, I don’t like. It’s oversized and I reduced it. I’m wondering if I would like it better if I narrowed the upper body. Or maybe it would just be better on a more statuesque silhouette.
Me Made May 10
Me Made: Linen dress. I made this dress last year from a pattern I drafted myself. I l wear it a lot.
Store bought: Ebay leggings, sandals, thrift shop jewellery.
Comments: I love this dress. It looks good over an undershirt in the winter too. Can you see how it has deep pockets? It’s great when I’m doing photography. I can carry so many lenses in it. I must make it again in a colour! It’s nice to have a neutral version but I want one in marmalade. Doesn’t that sound good?
Me Made May 11
Me Made: jersey shirt, African print jacket
Store bought: jeans, cowboy boots, leopard print eyebrow sunglasses from Tiger Tiger.
Comments: I haven’t worn this jacket much since I made it last summer. It wants for items to wear it with. The brown long sleeve t-shirt I wear a lot!
Me Made May 12
Me Made: Bag and Dress: I loved my dress from day 10 so much, I made another.
Store bought: Clarks shoes, eBay leggings, crazy eyebrow glasses, vintage bangles.
Comments: I cut and sewed this dress the night before and finished the hem in the morning. I’ve had this beautiful linen/viscose in my stash for a while and almost used it on other projects but held back because I wanted to make full use of its drape. It was perfect for this dress. This is my own pattern. I raised the pockets since my last make but the neckline is probably still a little low. I will wear a lacy undershirt or slip with it.
Me Made May 13
Me Made: Bag
Me Altered: I bought this silk blouse in my local thrift store. I couldn’t fit into the sleeves and it had a weird scarf around the neck. I removed the scarf and reshaped the sleeves to fit me. I loved the fabric so much that I didn’t mind if it wouldn’t fit but it looks great.
Store bought: jeans, sunglasses, diary
Me Made May 14&15
Me Made: nightgown
Store bought: nothing
Comments: I’ve been laid low by a migraine so spent two days in bed, unphotographable. I did wear a me made nightgown though.
- Wear something Me Made everyday. Yup
- Bring into rotation unworn clothes. Yup: I hadn’t worn the African print jacket in a year and now I’m thinking what else I could wear it with.
- Document everyday of the month with a photo. More or less: I can’t do anything with a migraine but otherwise I was good and practiced new selfie techniques that I have learned.
- Participate in the online community. Still meeting lots of nice people on Instagram.
- Make 4 new garments for myself. Second item made: new dress on day 12. Woo Hoo!
- Where are the holes are in my wardrobe. What can I wear with my African print jacket?