mardi 22 mai 2012

Me-Made-May 2012 week 3 recap

Hello! Another week of great fun with me-made stuff done, let's see:
- on the 16th I wore my beloved navy Ceylon dress, I neeeeeed to make another one asap!

- on the 17th I wore a self-drafted maxi dress made with super soft cotton lawn bought at Tomato for $1 a metre :) Also can you tell I love my shoes?

- on the 18th I wore another shirred Burda top out of amazing yukata fabric and navy Pochée shorts:

- on the 19th my Fait Main denim shorts and a cute purchased panda tee:

- on the 20th some fun leopard Burda shorts and my old yellow Japanese top:

- on the 21st same top with light denim Burda shorts and a Japanese jacket in the leopard fabric from yesterday:

- and finally today I wore an all new Macaron dress, OMG I love it! The fabrics are polylinen shirting for the upper pieces and cotton for the shell:

My mama's garments this week:

- a Japanese dress in cotton lawn

- a Simplicity dress in cotton lawn again

- another Japanese dress in light twill with a funky print and black patch pockets

That's it, have fun and see you next week!

mardi 15 mai 2012

Me-Made-May 2012 second week recap

MMM is such a great challenge, I wish we had Me-Made-Year^^! So let's have a look at last week's outfits:
- on the 09th I wore my dark denim Fait Main shorts and took a pic of my everyday me-made bag, a simple tote (self drafted) made out of a linen remnant with cotton webbing for handles. I love this style and I have the same design but 4 times bigger for when I go on holiday :)

- on the 10th I wore a shirred Burda top in mustard cotton veil with purchased leggings and me-made white daisy earrings and my Female navy caban at night -such an easy pattern, it was one of the first things I made successfully when I started sewing seriously again in 2008!

- on the 11th I wore another Burda top made with Japanese kitty fabric

- on the 12th I wore a Burda dress that I tampered with and ended wearable, the navy fabric is a remnant from my Ceylon dress and the belt part is quilting cotton from a New Look top

- on the 13th I wore my latest project, McCalls6503, I made view B, cut a size 12 and had to remove 1.5cm vertically at the shoulders to make the bodice less blousy. To make up for that I should have widened the belt parts by 1cm because the dress is slightly high waisted as a result. It's a very cute design and I totally want to try view D in black polka dots. Since I had no idea it was for stretch knits I used cotton lawn, another gift from my boyfriend, with tiny flowers and it makes the dress look quite retro, almost forty-ish IMO. I put a side zipper as usual and I can get in and out of the dress without any problems.

- on the 14th I wore my first Hem-isphere top, it was a gloomy day and I needed a little cheer-up so I chose one of my favourite garments :)

- on the 15th I wore my denim Burda shorts with a Female top that was a catastrophe at first -very ill fit, strange effect overall- but that I managed to salvage more or less, the fabric is Japanese double gauze with kittens and flowers and I really like the fun sleeves ruffles!

As for my mum she wore a variation of her favourite Fait Main dress, this time with slightly extended sleeves and back buttons:

And she wore a Japanese pattern skirt with front pleats and elasticized waist:

See you soon, have a great week!

mardi 8 mai 2012

Me-Made-May 2012: week 1 recap

Hey there! Here are the garments I wore for the first week of MMM:
- on 01st, 06th and 08th I stayed at home in my old coral linen Burda shorts. I love this pattern (from the May 2010 mag) because you need very little fabric to make them and it's a great way of busting remnants!

- on 02nd I wore my new Burda shorts made using the wrong side of some light weight denim, it's a great pattern, easy to make and comfortable yet quite classy with the front pleats. The tunic is from Pochée, I used some repro fabric of a civil war wallpaper for it -I'm always amazed at what cool origins this top has :)

- on 03rd I wore the same shorts with a Burda top made from strange synthetic fabric whose red and blue ume flowers print I love!

- on 04th the weather turned super cold and rainy so I could wear my favourite jacket frankesteined from a Pochée pattern and made of mustard linen and polyester blend. I added a simple V-neck, kimono sleeved black and white top from Female and navy cotton shorts adapted from a Pochée pattern again.

- on 05th I wore a pull-over dress made from a 70's Simplicity pattern, I love the pintuck pleats on the bodice and butterfly sleeves and the fabric has cute tiny orangey flowers so this dress is really a favourite!

- on 07th I finally decided to wear an oversized shirt made from a Female pattern, you can tie the front (which I did) or let it loose. I love this garment because the design is quite original IMO and I used striped cotton that my boyfriend gave me for my birthday last year and pretty red buttons bought in a small haberdashery in Asakusa so it's really dear to me. The denim shorts are a bit small but I wear them a lot anyway, they're from the French crafts magazine Fait Main.

Now for my mum's outfits:
- on 02nd she wore a low waist dress adapted from a Japanese pattern and made with Ikea fabric.

- and on 07th she wore an A-line skirt, another Japanese pattern with polycotton bought in a local shop.

See you soon with more me-made garments :)