MMM.D31 :: C’est Fini!!!

Kicking it in my usual suspects for the last day of Me Made May!!!
Denim : Black : White
Perfect way to end it all!!

MMM.D31 :: C'est Fini!!

Top :: Scout Woven Tee
Skirt :: Modified pencil skirt
Belt :: F21
Sandals :: Payless

MMM.D31 :: C'est Fini!!

MMM.D31 :: C'est Fini!!

MMM.D31 :: C'est Fini!!

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 😉

MMM.D31 :: C'est Fini!!

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!

Screen Shot 2013-05-31 at 7.42.59 PMI only missed photographing a few days. Overall, not too bad for a first round!

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60s via ’13

1960s via 2013

New DRESSSSSSSSS!!!

1960s via 2013
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.

1960s via 2013

Sandals :: Madden Girl
Belt :: F21
Dress :: Handmade
using vintage 60s pattern (Simplicity 4298) from the haul of a lifetime

1960s via 2013

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.

1960s via 2013

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!

1960s via 2013

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?

MMM.D24 :: A Bit of Purple&Yellow

MMM.D24 :: Purple/Yellow-Pellow?

Jones New York Cardigan :: Thrifted
Tshirt :: Handmade
Jeans :: F21
Shoes :: Tarjaay

MMM.D24 :: Purple/Yellow-Pellow?

MMM.D24 :: Purple/Yellow-Pellow?

We’re in the home stretch of Me Made May and there are SO many things I haven’t worn due to this sucky ass weather we’re having. It is so cold here!

So, I’m keeping warm indoors. With sewing (Megan Nielsen’s Tania), watching British TV on Amazon Instant (Keeping Up Appearances and Coupling) and making Vine videos 😉 (1, 2)

MMM.D22 :: All Black Everything

MMM.D22 :: All Black Everything

Today, the weather was not well suited for so much black. BUT, I must say, this rayon challis is a beast at concealing sweat stains! HA!

MMM.D22 :: All Black Everything

Dress :: Darling Ranges
Belt :: Me made with thick elastic
Sandals :: F21

I’m giving you my best Esme and the Laneway here! I must work on my sophisticated posture and hand gestures 😉

MMM.D22 :: All Black Everything

I have a dress I cannot WAIT to show you! Hope the weather cooperates! I’ve been having a lot of fun sewing! Which is pretty awesome.

MMM.D16&18 :: Tiny Pocket x Two

This version, made in thin rayon challis, used the last, last, last of the fabric from this Scout and my Darling Ranges dress.
I LOVE no waste sewing!

MMM.D16 :: Color Block Tiny Pocket Tank

MMM.D16 :: Color Block Tiny Pocket Tank

MMM.D16 :: Color Block Tiny Pocket Tank

Top :: Color Block Tiny Pocket Tank
Jeans :: F21
Shoes :: Old Navy

This version is made with quilting cotton I bought forever ago to knock off another seamstresses version of Macaron. This is an unfortunate instance of getting to a fabric late, but still a little too soon. I recently made up a vintage pattern that this would have AMAZING in! But, I love this, too.

MMM.D18 :: Scalloped Tiny Pocket Tee

MMM.D18 :: Scalloped Tiny Pocket Tee

Top :: Scalloped Hem Tiny Pocket Tee
Pants :: H&M
Shoes :: Old Navy

I used a super sneaky trick for this hem. I am WAY to impatient (and bad at maths) to work out my own scallops, SO I used the Meringue skirt from the Colette Patterns Handbook, instead! This had two great results. One, the hem is fucking perfect! And two, I knew the longer length would fit over my hips! I’ll show you how I layered and traced, soon.

MMM.D18 :: Scalloped Tiny Pocket Tee

I did deviate from the CPH instruction in one way. I attached the facings, first. Then I stitched the front and back pieces together. You can kind of see it here.

MMM.D18 :: Scalloped Tiny Pocket Tee

This tunic was also a bit of a test. I want to me make this dress. I have a really pretty cotton/linen fabric that would be a good replacement for this. But, I think the color would look so sweet made into another of this dress.

What do you all think?

MMM.D14 :: Wool in May

It’s May, and I wore a wool dress, today. Comfortably.
WTF.

MMM.D14 :: Wool in May

Dress :: Simplicity 8498
Tee :: Lydia Tee
Cardigan :: Target
Tights :: H&M
Shoes :: H&M

MMM.D14 :: Wool in May

I’m glad I wore this today. I nearly cut out another one last night. Wearing it today reminded me that the neckline is too high. I’m pleased with everything else, except the facings which will be replaced with bias tape. I’m a convert.

Apropos of nothing, I had angel hair pasta with meat sauce for lunch 😮

I kid. This pic shows the dress well.

MMM.D14 :: Wool in May

 Dotty tights! LOVE! Just be glad I shaved my legs before donning them. Sasquatch ain’t got nothing on me, lol

MMM.D14 :: Wool in May

Also, looking at these pics, I wonder if this dress is too short?? It doesn’t feel like it while wearing it…