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Sunday, June 3, 2012

MMM Days 28-31

Ah, so I'm rather late getting this post out.  I had all these great intentions and then life got in the way of blogging sorry folks.  I do have pictures though!

Day 28
Me made lotus dress
Ah, ye olde faithful Lotus dress.  I was a little self concious wearing it without tights, I don't think I've worn it like this before and was worried it was a little short and that I may flash my knickers if I bent even a little bit over.  I really don't know why as I have other skirts and dresses that are either the same length or shorter, not by a great deal I grant you, but I don't feel quite as self concious in them.  Perhaps it's because I made this one and the others are RTW...hmmm...interesting.

Day 29
Me made skirt, revamped cardigan
You can tell the weather was starting to get a bit cooler as the cardigan has been drafted in.  This is probably my second most used of my cardigans as it's blue and it's light.  I added the pink velour ribbon to the neckline and the pink heart shaped buttons.  The skirt is the first skirt I made.  It's blue corduroy with a band of lavender ricrac round the bottom.  I'm not sure I'd add the ricrac now if I was to make the skirt again.  The waist band needs taking in but as the facings are in corduroy as well it's going to be a bit of a pain so not sure how likely I am of doing this...I'm feeling lazy right now.

Day 30
Me made lotus top and earrings
Fizz couldn't resist getting in on the shot, I'm just disappointed she couldn't do anything more exciting than give herself a bath.  I'm wearing my me made lotus top and needle felted earrings.  I'm really liking this top at the moment.

Day 31
Me made jersey top
Hurray!  Didn't think I was going to make it this time!  You nearly didn't get this photo either as I'd forgotten to take a picture until I was just about to get into bed so it was rather an impromptu photograph!  I'm so chuffed with this top, I made it up myself and it worked.  It's all I can do to not make up the very scant selection of jersey I have in my stash into this top just because it works!  I would like some variety in my wardrobe though so have held myself back so far.

In summary, clothes wise this month has been a lot easier than other me made months but sadly due to outside issues I've missed a couple of photos and dropped my daily blogging routine which made me irritated but I couldn't help it so I'm not dwelling on it.  I'm surprised at how many pieces I have in yellow!  I wouldn't have said that I wore yellow very much but I have two yellow tops and a dress and am finding myself increasingly drawn to wearing them.  I got a little bored with the variety of me made items that I have to wear by the end of this month, but I'd known from the beginning that I really need to fix some of the me made items I have to make them wearable (which didn't happen) and that I have a work in progress pile that needs attentions (which also didn't happen).  So it wasn't at all surprising that when I realised on Friday that I didn't need to wear anything me made I breathed a sigh of relief and wore RTW instead.  I think I've learned not to beat myself up so hard for not having a massively expansive me made wardrobe and that what I do have fits nicely into my existing wardrobe.  Even the dresses that are more sort of icing rather than staple wear got an outing because the weather was nice enough.  I still have a long way to go but I'm not going to rush as it takes all the fun out of it.  I am slightly disappointed with not having the time to make anything new this month apart from the super speedy jersey top, but that's how it goes sometimes.

I would like to say THANK YOU to Zoe for hosting this Me Made May and to all the lovely people who took the time to comment.  I'm sad I didn't get to stalk the flickr group more often towards the end of this month but will now have a backlog of looking and reading to do so don't mind too much as it's raining outside.

Well, onwards and upwards!  I have an evening fair to get ready for next Friday and want to make some needle felted ball necklaces like the one I've worn all month so better get stabbing...felt that is!


  1. Congratulations- We made it through MMM! Your bright clothes made me happy every time I saw them! :)

  2. Thank you! That's really sweet of you to say so!

  3. you look lovely in yellow, so I am glad to see how many pieces you have in that color!!

  4. I'm glad to see you wearing yellow - it really is a good colour on you (esp the lotus top - swoon) I think you've summarised the whole point of MMM - it's about wearing what you have creatively & not necessarily rushing off to make lots of new things. I haven't been able to keep up with daily posts (reading others even) but it's been great to catch up with what yo've been up to - well done :-)

  5. Thank you! I feel much more laid back about it. I think thinking about the 'go slow clothes' that Charlotte started is really taking effect!


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