Monday, 17 June 2013

Me-Made-May '13 update...

So... Been a bit quiet round here hasn't it...

I've been keeping up with my MMM'13 challenge reasonably well, although I haven't been taking photos terribly regularly of the outfits I have been wearing. This of course isn't very exciting for readers of my blog, as there's not many things to show you! Rather than do a day by day update, I'll just show you the pictures I do have of my clothes out in the wild. As mentioned in my sign-up pledge, I'm continuing into June.

Day 23

Top: me-made, but never blogged (self-drafted) | Jeans: H&M | Scarf: Accessorise

Day 27

Top: me-made (Sorbetto) | Vest top: H&M | Cardie: H&M | Jeans: Uniqlo | Necklace: Modcloth

Worn: to lunch with friends at the local "beach".

Day 32

Top: me-made (Sorbetto) | Jeans: H&M | Necklace: Random shop in Hammersmith, London

Worn: for sightseeing round Milan.

Day 36

Top: me-made, but never blogged (self-drafted) | Trousers: C&A | Scarf: Accessorise | Necklace: Randome shop in Hammersmith, London

Worn: to have lunch at a friend's and to lounge on her terrace.

Day 43

Dress: me-made (self-drafted) | Necklace: Alexander McQueen | Bracelet: ModCloth

Worn: for dinner in Luzern for our fourth wedding anniversary.

Other items that have also been making frequent appearances recently are: the blue and white mock wrap dress and the first version of the mock wrap knock-off, especially since it's been warming up. I've also sewn a few things recently, but sadly most have not turned out well... Two are salvageable I think, but at least one is going in the bin... Happily, I've also made another jersey dress, which is a complete success! I need to do a photo shoot of the various items, so keep an eye out for posts on them.

As for the part of my pledge to make some new items to fill holes in my wardrobe, I have made a new denim skirt, based on my self-drafted jeans skirt, but this was one of the bad items mentioned above. I made some slight changes (and made it from a heavier weight denim), and it's ended up not fitting perfectly. The front also sits oddly, and I've realised this may be because the grain isn't quite true. I'm going to re-cut the front panel, and will post about the skirt when it's replaced. Currently on my sewing table is a pair of shorts, and the next item from the list will either be a lightweight jacket (if I can decide on a pattern!) or a cardie.


  1. The shot with your leopard print top is so glam! I thought it was a catalog shot at first.

  2. Haha! Thanks! It was a stealth shot by my husband...