Please accept this cute, fall-themed, Snoopy comic in place of an actual Fall For Cotton project.
My efforts were doomed from the start. When it was all said and done, I had chosen the WRONG fabric to work with, misplaced the pattern I wanted to use, cut out a last minute project and then immediately became engrossed in a book (or two).
So, no cotton loveliness to show. Instead, I unearthed a long forgotten skirt and wore it instead.
Be impressed by my workroom decor. We get water to drink and have the means to extinguish fire.
Close-up of the best shoe purchase, ever.
I love them so much, I couldn’t stop taking pics of them.
In the subway.
And on the street (I see you Spike Lee. And your vamp flick). I kept misreading this as Brooklyn Vampires rather than Black Vampires. My shoes go, either way ;)
This was totally a last minute outfit, but I totally love it! So did my husband and a few random people on the street. Sometimes, the comfy fit is well…comfy, lol and garners the most comments.
Can you believe it’s October?
For me, the month will have some busy (planning for two volunteer position ramps up), some good (it’s my birth month) and some bad (my grandma fell ill on my bday and passed a week and a day later). So if I appear a bit morose, no worries. I have a super support system at home and you all, too.
I will be fine (eventually).
Kicking it in my usual suspects for the last day of Me Made May!!!
Denim : Black : White
Perfect way to end it all!!
Top :: Scout Woven Tee
Skirt :: Modified pencil skirt
Belt :: F21
Sandals :: Payless
Dudes, I am so glad this month is over!!! I have really (REALLY) enjoyed wearing so many handmade goodies. BUT it was a little stressful with the sucky weather we’ve had here in Brooklyn.
As you can see from the (artificial) brightness of this pic, today was another scorcher ;)
I’d like to thank my little daughter (and Picmonkey Lomo & Focal Zoom effects) for the pictures!! Can you believe a six year-old got that jump shot on the first try!! My oldest son snapped the last one. Much like yesterday’s post. They probably think its completely normal to make your own clothes and then take silly pictures in them, lol
Love my kiddies!!
You can see all of my Me Made May looks by clicking the pic, below!
I only missed photographing a few days. Overall, not too bad for a first round!
I used the last of this origami bird/weird crown/small-ish white print fabric on this dress about 2 weeks ago, but it only made its debut today! I made a skirt with this fabric, last summer.
I was having a great time (NOT) trying to match patterns with off cuts and short yardages of fabric. Fun times….I was super psyched when I found a match.
Sandals :: Madden Girl
Belt :: F21
Dress :: Handmade
using vintage 60s pattern (Simplicity 4298) from the haul of a lifetime
This is essentially a (wearable, obviously) muslin. The bodice is a bit roomy in the chest, but still totally passable, in my opinion. I have a few go-to skirt patterns, I really want to get a good go-to bodice in my TNT pattern house. I’m pretty close with this one. I added an inch, but in the wrong place. Not the first time I’ve made this error. I’m trying to decide which fabric to use for version 2.
This fabric is cute, but quite unforgiving. It shows pin/needle holes and it tore in two (small) places on try #1000 of inserting the zipper. It was late and I should have left it for another day. Lesson learned. A little fusible interfacing and some strategic fabric marker application and it was alright in the end.
Just look how happy I was!
This was before I started sweating like crazy. It was HOTTTTT today! And this fabric left none of the evidence to the imagination….at least it dried quickly. Ahem. ;)
Last day of Me Made May, tomorrow!!! Should I make something new to wear???
Thanks so much for your feedback on being a copycat! You guys sure know how to make a girl feel better!
Also: PAVOT is totally sold out!! Sacré Bleu, lol
Do you think Lee got wind of my plans?
Top :: Old Navy
Belt :: F21
Skirt :: Advance 9916
Sandals :: Payless
Who knew a midi skirt could be so wearable!
Most of Pinterest, apparently.
I’m sure I won’t keep up with posting daily. But I had to share my lack of B&W today, lol
I spent some time taking this dress in, last night. It’s still much looser than my average fit, but I was super comfy and I LOVE this fabric!!
Sweater :: Old Navy
Dress :: Handmade (from a vintage pattern)
Tights :: ??
Shoes :: H&M
Wanna know something cool about today?? A reader recognized me!!
HI, if you’re reading this!!
You made my day!
Something else cool and sewing related- a nearby(-ish) store is going out of business and I got 10 yards of horsehair braid for $4!
That price totally makes up for the cashier packing it like this.
I soon got it in order.
I also picked up some thread and hem tape.
And you can bet your ass that I’m going back for more!
EDITED TO ADD: CLEARLY, I need a calendar. Iz not May, today.
I wore this to my little kiddies music recital where, for a reason yet to be discovered, my oldest son didn’t get to play ;( Needless to say, I will get to the bottom of things and work out a replacement for his missed opportunity. The girl twin played parts of the Hot Cross Buns piano performance and the boy twin sang along with the rest of grade K. The overall event was really nice. The kids played and sang so well. I hate that it was ruined by whatever mix up resulted in some being left out.
I don’t want to feel too down. I had a great day yesterday (more awesome internship stuff) and I have to show them that little setbacks aren’t the end of the world. Right?
Anyway, this is what I wore:
Top :: Burda Style’s Lydia
Skirt :: The Janice Skirt (modified Simplicity 9823)
Socks & Tights :: F21 & H&M
Boots :: Anne Klein
This fun pic was taken inside the school where the recital was held. I wish I had taken more as this one was a bit blurry.
This sucky ass weather is threatening to throw off my MMM game. I need to work on making pants, if only to stay in the game! Lol.
I always feel a little Hepburn-ish with skinnies and ballet flats on.
And I always love a little cardi.
Together with stripes and a trench and you have a little French, too.
Trench :: Steve Madden
Cardigan :: Halo (thrifted)
Top :: F21
Jeans :: Old Navy
Flats :: Target
I am so jazzed about sewing at the moment! I hope to ride the momentum into Me Made May and add some new pieces to my handmade wardrobe! Speaking of which, thanks for the sewcialist LOVE on my recent projects!
I love this community!!!
I’m off to give the kids some Oreo ice cream roll. My oldest has had a LONG two weeks with all the testing she’s endured. It’s stressful for everyone, but the most pressure is on the kid. Which stinks. Ice cream heals all wounds though, or at least cheers you up while you eat it!!
Have a good weekend!