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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!!ย Sacrรฉ Bleu, lol

Do you think Lee got wind of my plans?

Tania in Lomo

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

Coat :: Steve Madden
Sweater :: H&M
Tank :: Old Navy
Culottes :: Me Made Megan Nielsen’s Tania
Shoes :: Madden Girl

These pictures are courtesy of my girls. The oldest took the ones down below and the little one took the ones up top ๐Ÿ˜‰

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

We were on our way home from this month’s BurdaStyle Sewing club meet up. Which was so much fun! I always have a great time when I get together with other sewcialists. It’s a special bonus when the kids can all come along.

And was nice to have a reason to wear this brand, spankin’ new make: Megan Nielsen’s Tania Culottes! They sooo super work! My kids kept questioning me about why they shouldn’t call it a skirt, lol

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

I cut the size medium, with the length of the largest size, and made the waistband pieces a bit larger. I usually have trouble sticking to the recommended seam allowance, but I must have done a good job because the larger pieces were too long. I was able to cut them down, no problem. BUT, I did have a bear of a time with the hems.

I’m sure I was making this face the whole time, lol

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

This challis loved to slip around, so my back pieces ended up longer on the outer edges. Which made it obvious that I wasn’t wearing a skirt which is NOT the point of this cleverly designed pattern. Though it hurt to do, I unpicked both (double) hems, trimmed them even with the front, serged, pressed, and added the new hem. It was a real pain in the ass, but so worth it because I love these!! I need to buy a ton more challis to make a culotte collection ๐Ÿ˜‰

In short, buy this pattern. Make. And wear!

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ (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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.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 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I kid. This pic shows the dress well.

MMM.D14 :: Wool in May

ย 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…