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.

MMMay Rewind & Some Guest-ing

We’re going to rewind on MMMay a bit.
This is MMM.D11

MMM.D11 :: Feeling Frida

I wore my one of my Frida tunics, accessorized with humidity frizzed hair, to a friend’s graduation celebration on Saturday.

MMM.D11 :: Feeling Frida

I was quite breezy and comfortable ;o)

MMM.D11 :: Feeling Frida

I also wanted to direct you to my Me Made May guest post over on Kollabora.
I had so much fun writing about my April 30th/May 1st mixup, lol

Dudes, I have SO much sewing planned! Well, at least sewing related packages arriving! HA. By Hand London’s Victoria, Megan Nielsen’s Cascade and Tania, Mission Maxi (the last three were my Mother’s Day gifts ;D) and there are a handful (or two) of pdf patterns calling my name!

My fellow #sewcialist and I have decided that this is supporting women entrepreneurs and therefore totally acceptable!

MMM.D12 :: Happy Mother

Happy Mother

Happy Mother

Mother's Day

MMM.D12 :: Happy Mother

MMM.D12 :: Happy Mother

I had a pretty fantastic weekend celebrating a friends’ academic accomplishments with my whole family and good day out visiting with my kiddies, today! I have so much to be thankful this mother’s day and everyday. Great family and great friends.

Top :: Me Made (no pattern)
Jeans :: Old Navy (rethinking wide leg pants on me)
Shoes :: F21

MMM.D12 :: Happy Mother

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

MMM.D6 :: The Usual Suspects

B&W Top + Denim Skirt = The Usual Suspects

MMM.D6 :: The Usual Suspects

Cardigan :: Halo Thrifted from the Salvation Army
Top :: Forever 21
Skirt :: Handmade from a vintage pattern
Tights :: ??
Shoes :: Mel by Melissa

MMM.D6 :: The Usual Suspects

What can I say, I like black and white and denim skirts!!
This is the first time I’ve worn this skirt, even though I made it months ago. It’s the same pattern as this one.
Advance 9916, 1960s

Isn’t it amazing how different they look? This denim has some stretch, so the skirt is comfy. But, I usually like much darker denim. And the a-line made it hard to work into my wardrobe, too. I’m a pencil/straight skirt kind of girl. Is it the youthfulness that an a-line skirt can convey?? I have a hard enough time coming across as an adult at times. I’m told, almost weekly, that I look like a teenager. I don’t need to help it along, lol.

Regardless, I’m glad it finally made it out of the house!

MMM.D6 :: The Usual Suspects

And I promise! I AM working on some more colorful pieces to add to my collection, lol

MMM.D6 :: The Usual Suspects

More than this cardi ;o)

MMM.D6 :: The Usual Suspects