Monday, 19 May 2014

MMM'14 Week Three Roundup

I have made it to the end of week three for Me Made May'14 and I have managed to stick to my pledge of wearing at least one "me made" garment per day. In fact, I have managed to wear more than one "me made" garment on a few days. Maybe I should make my pledge a bit more challenging next year.

Day Twelve
Monday 12/5/14

Day 12
Monday and back to work. I thought my bright red Style Arc Nina Cardigan would cheer up my Mondayitis, paired with my Zebra print Cowl top New Look 6470

Day Thirteen
Tuesday 13/5/14

Day 13
Today I am wearing my Colette Beignet Skirt. I really enjoyed the process of sewing this skirt but I'm not sure I like it on me. Maybe I need to try it in a nicer fabric...but there are so many buttons and buttonholes to be made :-(

Day Fourteen
Wednesday 14/5/14

Day 14
I look exhausted after a day at work and then the dreaded weekly grocery shopping, but I have excelled myself, wearing three "me made" garments today. Style Arc Sammi Pants paired with another New Look 6470 cowl top and my Purple Style Arc Nina Cardigan. I have been having fun working out different ways to wear my "me made" garments.

Day Fifteen
Thursday 15/5/14

Day 15
Sorry, but here is another repeat of my Lavender Cowl Sewaholic Renfrew. This is becoming a firm favourite. The fabric is great quality and it is so easy to care for...straight in the washing machine, hung on the line to dry, hang in the wardrobe and it's ready to wear (no ironing required).

Day Sixteen
Friday 16/5/14

Day 16
I was in a real sewing mood on Thursday night so I made a new dress (New Look 6071). I had already cut it out the previous weekend so I just had to sew it up. I was so pleased with the result that I had to wear it to work on Friday. I added the scarf to make it more work appropriate as it has quite a plunging neckline. Blog post to come soon.

Day Seventeen
Saturday 17/5/14

Day 17
Yay!!! The weekend has arrived. I am wearing my Grainline Studio Archer Shirt paired with my Style Arc Stacie Jean Jacket, ready to go and check out the Moruya Country Markets. This is the first time I have worn these two garments together and I am really pleased with the result. The sleeves on the shirt are too big and the sleeves on the jacket are a little short...but when worn together you would never know.

Day Eighteen
Sunday 18/5/14

Day 18
I love my weekends and Sundays are often sewing days for me. I chose a nice comfy outfit for today...another Sewaholic Renfrew top and my Style Arc Elle Pants. Just kicked off my slippers for the photo. Spent the afternoon and evening in my sewing room and produced another Style Arc garment. Blog post to come soon.

Happy Sewing


  1. Your jean jacket is to die for. That entire outfit is a knockout, and those jeans make your legs look a mile long. :)

    1. Thanks Meigan for such a complimentary comment. I was wearing high heels and I think the camera angle helped.

  2. The jacket and archer pair wonderfully together. And I really like your Colette Beignet - the fit looks good and it seems to be a good 'neutral' skirt - plus it's very flattering!

    1. Thanks for your encouraging comments about the Beignet skirt, Carrie.

  3. All your outfits look so great on you and you look so well styled in each one. I love, love the jean jacket ( my favorite thing to make) and the cardis and the dress is lovely! I love the skirt but I think I would leave out the last button and that would be one less buttonhole to make! Lol!

    1. Thanks so much Diana for your lovely comments, and great advice about the buttons.

  4. Ooh, the red Nina and the jean jacket, the biegnet! This is like a fashion show of awesome clothes, combined into terrific looking outfits that would actually fit into a normal life. I am enjoying your me-made-May.

    1. Thank you so much kbenco for that great comment. You have boosted my confidence, no end.

  5. Great outfits. Love the Ninas and that button skirt - wow

  6. Another week of wonderful outfits, they all look so good on you. To me the Colette Beignet is a bit too light in colour to be paired with black, I really like the skirt on you and you might find it better with not as much contrast. Nothing wrong with repeat garments it makes you think of different ways to accessories them.

    1. Thanks Sharon...I think that is what is bothering me about the skirt. I don't usually wear beige or brown tones, so I really don't have much that goes with this skirt. Maybe I should make something that would match better? Love an excuse to sew.