mercredi 13 mai 2015

Birthday outfit

This year I made a matching crop top and skirt in some beautiful, colourful cotton fabric from Stof!

The pattern for the top is altered from the bodice of my tnt babydoll dress and it closes at the back with wooden buttons:

The gored skirt is a vintage Style pattern that I have already made many times:

I love this fabric so much, I got super inspired when I saw it! At first I wanted to make a sleeveless maxi dress with it but then I knew I wouldn't wear it often, whereas a top and a skirt are more versatile, I can match them with other garments. I'm so happy with the result I can see other ensembles like this one in my future :)

mardi 12 mai 2015

MMM15 days 04-11

A quick recap of my me-made outfits, so far I have succeeded in wearing two and actually more handmade things!
Last Monday I wore a self-drafted dress with elasticized waist in Japanese cotton, a me-made red plastic necklace and I changed my crocodile bag to a beige linen one:

On Tuesday I had a Pilates lesson so I wore me-made cropped leggings from a Pochée pattern and a refashioned Uniqlo tee-shirt:

On Wednesday I wore a favourite outfit of mine, I'm sorry it doesn't look so good in the photo though! It's a knit crop top from a Female pattern with a midi skirt with box pleats from a Burda magazine pattern in vintage linen:

On Thursday I didn't have much inspiration so turned to a comfortable, easy outfit with green twill shorts from a Fait Main pattern and striped knit top from a Burda mag pattern:

On Friday I chose a combination I LOVE, a top refashioned from a Uniqlo tee-shirt with a denim skirt from a vintage Style pattern and buttercup bag in red twill from Ikea:

On Saturday I wore another version of the dress from the 04th, this time in big cotton plaid with a me-made necklace:

Finally I wore the same outfit on Sunday and Monday with an orange linen dress and a refashioned denim jacket:

dimanche 3 mai 2015

Me Made May 2015

As I said when I wrote my pledge on Zoe's blog, last year I couldn't document my MMM because I was working two jobs - for a few months I was a vet's assistant in addition to giving my usual lessons after office hours and at the weekend. It was a wonderful experience, I LOVE animals so I'd literally fly to work because I knew I'd be with them and the vet and I would do our best to help them!
Unfortunately the doctor is quite old and he has almost retired since the beginning of the year except for emergencies so for now I'm back to teaching only, sigh :(
Anyway, this year I swore I'd wear at least two me-made things everyday, garments and accessories, which shouldn't be too difficult because now my wardrobe is almost completely handmade except for bras and jeans!
So let's start with day 01:

Me-made knit top and cotton skirt from Burda mag patterns, self-drafted handbag and the super cute star earrings were made by my friend Vanessa!

 Day 02:

Self-drafted poplin top, denim shorts from a Japanese pattern, earrings and bracelet made by me :)

Day 03:

Me-made knit tee-shirt copied from an RTW top and cotton shorts from a Japanese pattern.