The start of the working week. This was a new outfit sewn over the weekend. Both are patterns I have made before, but work well for me. The top is a Tilly and the Buttons Coco Tunic (longer than the top, but shorter than the dress) in a cream ponte with a funnel neck. The pants are Style Arc Elle pants that I have tweaked further for a better fit, in brown stretch bengaline.
Tuesday wearing New Look 6071 dress in purple ponte. The scarf has the dual purpose of keeping me warm and hiding the rather low cut neckline of this dress, making it more work appropriate.
Wednesday and looking exhausted after a day at work and the weekly grocery shopping. Arrived home after dark so had to take an indoor photo with artificial lighting. I am wearing McCalls 6163 wrap dress in cotton/spandex jersey. Sorry that you can't see much of it but I needed the cardigan. It's getting cold.
On my way to work wearing Style Arc Nina Cardigan in purple jersey, Style Arc Issy Top in poly jersey and my brand new Colette Mabel skirt in black ponte. This skirt was way too tight at the start of May, but fits ok now.
Friday and the last day of the working week. Wearing a refashioned ponte skirt with Style Arc Terry Tie Cardigan.
Saturday spent cleaning out the garage and taking rubbish to the tip. Wearing some old and shabby "Me Mades" a blue ponte Sewaholic Renfrew and black stretch bengaline Style Arc Elle Pants.
Sad to say Sunday is the last day of Me Made May. I spent the day sewing and enjoying the company of my daughter who was visiting. Wearing another Tilly and the Buttons Coco Tunic in pink fleece. This one was only finished today. It's lovely and cosy, and matches my pink slippers perfectly. The jeans are RTW and I'm pleased to say I can finally fit back into them.
It has become glaringly obvious that I love sewing with ponte and stretch bengaline. Maybe I should become a little more adventurous and try some more challenging fabrics? I need some warmer clothes for winter which officially starts tomorrow, so I will be working on that. I have managed to wear Me Made Garments everyday for the entire month and some days, two or even three garments. I have also made good with the other part of my pledge about losing weight so my Me Made clothes fit more comfortably, managing to lose 4.3kg (9.5 lbs) and my waistbands are feeling much better.
Me Made May has been wonderful for recharging the sewing mojo. I have enjoyed seeing what everyone has been wearing, and have been so inspired. Huge thanks to Zoe for hosting Me Made May! Looking forward to next year.