April 30, 2012

Preparing for Me-Made-May

May has not even started and I already panicked the last couple of days. All of a sudden we have summery degrees here in Germany and all of my plans of wearing my me-made items in layers have gone to waste. Even though, I have been sewing for a really long time and have many me-mades, my goal of wearing 2 me-made items every day is really pushing me. Luckily I'm having a pretty long weekend by taking today off and having a holiday tomorrow. In the end, I decided to finish some of my UFO's since they take in general less time than starting from scratch does. So I finished a T-shirt (that does not fit well), a Sorbetto top, replaced the broken zipper in one of my me-made dresses, and am currently working on a trenchcoat style jacket that is only missing the lining.


So this is what my closet looks like after I hung all my me-mades together. Here's a list of what I will be working with:

  • 7 Blazer
  • 14 Tops
  • 3 Waistcoats
  • 12 T-shirts
  • 6 blouses
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 10 dresses
  • 9 skirts
Not too bad for Me-Made-May, let's see how many of those pieces will actually get worn during May :)

Are you taking part in Me-Made-May? How are you preparing for it?

April 15, 2012

Thrifty finds and burda style May 2012

So I went thrifting with a friend on Saturday, the results of which you can see on the picture above. Fortunately I cleaned out a lot of stuff I don't need anymore after my most recent move and brought it to the thrift store which kind of justified getting "new" stuff. I'm really excited about the things I found, the travelling bag is in really good condition and big enough for a weekend trip and it cost only 2.50 €. How fitting that my yearly family reunion with a stay at a hotel is next weekend. The book, the German version of "In cold blood" by Truman Capote, looks brand new and was only 60 cents. The seventies style fabric is almost 3 m and was a steal at 1.20 €. I'm thinking about making a sixties style a-line jacket from it (like jacket 112 from October 2010 issue of Burdastyle)...or maybe a skirt? What would you make from this fabric?

And also the latest issue of Burdastyle arrived and features some nice patterns that I can see myself making and wearing.

Here are my favourites:

April 14, 2012

Me Made May... count me in!

After following all the me-made and self-stitchted challenges that Zoe of So, Zo has posed over the last years, I finally took the plunge and will be participating in the next one starting in May. I'm really excited about this because I have been seriously reconsidering my consumption lately and am trying to buy less...much less. I think the challenge will be a good opportunity to see which me-made clothes actually get worn a lot and which ones are missing in my wardrobe. Since I have already been sewing for a long time, I decided to wear 2 me-made items during each day in May. In addition, I will sleep and work out in at least 1 me-made item.

How about you? Are you taking part in this challenge?

If you want to know more about Me Made May just click on the icon on the right side.

Have a great weekend!