Me Made May week 3 round-up

Well we are moving into the last week of Me Made May already.  The sun was shining for the first part giving us a chance to get out those summery things but the past two days have turned on the rain and I’ve had to pull on the tights and boots again!  I’ve managed to stick to the no repeat pledge but I must confess we are off out for a rare night on the town tomorrow and I desperately want to wear my swishy Anna dress again! (I’ve finally persuaded the other half to go to the Japanese restaurant I went to on a girls night out, he’s not keen on Sushi but it’s my turn to choose!) I figure I can be allowed one repeat if I wear something different in the day?

Anyway, this week has been a mixed bag of outfits, some more successful than others!

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Day sixteen: Blue Broderie Anglaise Christine Haynes Emery dress.  This is my second Emery (will try and fit in the first before the month is out) Really like this dress, it’s very comfortable to wear but it does crease as soon as I think of sitting down!

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Day seventeen: Green Linen Colette Hawthorn.  My first Hawthorn and I really like this dress (even though it doesn’t have pockets!). It is Linen though so creases a lot.  Also I’ve never quite managed to press the waist darts flat so it does have the pointy nips problem!

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Day eighteen (Sunday) Red Colette Sorbetto.  Not quite sure about this but we were pottering about at home and then up to the allotment so it was a case of ‘it’ll do’.  I liked the fabric but it is a quilting cotton and quite stiff so I feel a bit like I’m wearing a cardboard box at times!

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Day nineteen: My newly made Macintosh Grainline Moss Mini.  I do love this skirt and it was very comfy to wear, I’m really not sure I should have worn it with that T-shirt though (and I could have done with a better Bra!). I think next time i’ll try a white shirt during the summer.  I think it will get a lot of wear through Autumn and Winter though with black wooley tights and a black boat neck sweater.

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Day twenty: self drafted A-line skirt. Hmm… you know when you have one of those days when  everything feels wrong?  This was a bit of a rush job, I decided I was going to wear the skirt the night before and thought I’d put a plain white shirt with it.  When I came to get dressed the next morning (5 minutes before I had to get out the door). The shirt looked too long left out and I didn’t feel comfortable with it tucked in.  I resorted to grabbing a white vest (which you cannot see in the photo as it has blended into the whiteness of my chest!) and the blue cardigan and ran outside for a quick picture.  Faced with photographic evidence I realised a, I should have stuck with the white shirt and b, that blue cardigan has got far too small for me (or rather I have got too big for it!) It’s now in the charity shop bag!  I did however like wearing the skirt and surprisingly I have never worn it before, even though I made it over a year ago!

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Day twenty one: Purple Miette cardigan and Blue Sorbetto.  I like this top as the cotton fabric is a bit more drapery so it hangs a lot better.

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Day twenty two: By Hand London navy Anna dress and green Miette.  Woke up to find it raining heavily! Determined to wear this dress though so out came the boots and black tights and the old faithful green Miette. Felt really comfortable in this as it was ‘me’.  One thing I’ve noticed over the past few weeks is that when I am wearing something I really like I feel a lot happier and have a better day!  Looking back over the photo’s from the past few weeks I see how I feel when wearing different things.  It’s hard to explain but I think feeling comfortable and confident in your clothes just enables you to get on with your day without fidgeting, breathing in, pulling down hems and being self conscious about lumpy bits!

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Day twenty three: Friday theme ‘polka dot parade!’ Denim Megan Nielsen Kelly skirt with navy and white polka dot buttons and pocket lining’s, stripey Grainline Hemlock Tee and Levi’s spotty cardie (worn with a navy and white spotty scarf and cream and navy spotty raincoat, just to make sure I’d properly covered the polka dot theme!) I do have quite a few polka dot scarves and cardigans but surprisingly this skirt is the only thing I have made with polka dot’s!  Will have to remedy this!  Also wore my Hemlock tee which I made using two back bodice pieces to make a boat neck.  Quite happy with this and I love wearing spots and stripes together, must be the rebel in me!

I can also report that I have indeed been wearing my me made knickers all week, not the same pair!, I’ve now got 7, I’m fighting the urge to put days of the week on them!

All in all I don’t think I’ve done too badly this week, i’ll have to see what I can conjure up for the last week!

How are you getting along with your me made days?  Have you had any major revelations about which clothes feel like ‘you’?

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Me Made May 2014 Midway point!

Well we are halfway through Me Made May and so far so good.  I pledged to wear at least one me made item a day, along with me made knickers and me knitted cardigans at least four days a week.  I also decided not to repeat any outfits throughout the month, things are starting to get a little bit creative! I’ve been posting daily picks on Flickr and Pintrest but I thought I’d do a bit of a round up here too.

And so:

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Day one: Colette Hawthorn

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Day two: Grey Deer and Doe Plantain with Green Miette Cardigan

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Day three: Green embroidered Grainline Scout

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Day four: Silk Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges dress

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Day five: Grey Deer and Doe Plantain and Purple Miette Cardigan

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Day six: Denim Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt with Green Miette Cardigan

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Day seven: Grainline Plaid Archer shirt

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Day eight: Colette Zinnia Skirt and Sorbetto top

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Day nine: Grainline Blue Poppy Hemlock Tee (Blue Friday theme day!)

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Day ten: By Hand London Anna Dress

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Day eleven: Colette Rooibos dress and Ando Satturlund Marion Cardigan

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Day twelve: Black Deer and Doe Plantain and By Hand London Victoria Blazer

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Day thirteen: Buda elephant top with green Miette cardigan (again)

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Day fourteen: Black Deer and Doe Plantain and purple Miette cardigan

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and finally  day fifteen: Tilly’s Love At First Stitch Clemence skirt

Phew! Me Made May has made me think a lot more carefully about what I wear, I had got into the habit of wearing jeans, plantains and Miettes all the time! It’s been nice to wear more skirts, I could really do with sewing a few more.  My most me outfits so far have been my Darling Ranges and Anna Dresses, I just feel a lot more comfortable in dresses and I don’t have to thing about co-ordinating anything! I’ve also realised how much I love my Miettes so I definitely need to knit at least one more!  I’ve just got to see if I can make it through the next two weeks without repeating anything!  Hopefully the weather might warm up a bit so I can bring out more of my summer stuff!  Are you taking part? Have you managed to stick to your pledge?

Helen x