June 25, 2012

Me-Made-Monday June 25

Following the positive experiences and learnings of MMM '12 (on which I will dedicate a longer post in the near future), I decided to kind of stick with this challenge by wearing me-made at least once a week. Monday is the best day for this since I usually sew something new during the weekend and then end up wearing it on Monday to work and of course, it also makes a neat alliteration :)

The blouse I was wearing today is actually not new but I reworked it this weekend to make it wearable. The pattern is from Patrones #282 pattern no. 17. It's a nice pattern but the neckline is cut so wide that it kept on slipping of my shoulders. In order to fix this problem, I added 2 more pleats in the front and 1 box pleat in the back, thereby taking out 4 cm in the front and 2 cm in the back. It's already much better but I'm debating taking another 2 cm out in the front since it still does not sit right.

June 24, 2012

Last days of Me-Made-May

Day 21:
On day 21 I was wearing the dress that I just finished the weekend before.

Dress: Me-made Patrones #289 no. 11 blogged here
Cardigan: Zara
Shoes: ebay

Day 22:

On day 22 I quickly had to change my outfit after spilling coffee on my top. My trusty old tee had to come to the rescue and quite liked the end result. Will definitely wear it again.

T-shirt: Me-made worn on day 1, 6 & 15
Panties: Me-made
Cardigan: H & M
Pants: Zara
Shoes: Deichmann
Day 23:

On this hot summer day at work I wore my favourite denim skirt.

Skirt: Me-made same as on day 1 & 11
T-shirt: Gap thrifted
Necklace: H & M
Belt: thrifted

Day 24:

On day 24 I finally wore this great skirt and I have to admit that I don't wear this nearly as often as it deserves. Zoe made one in dark blue from this pattern and I'm seriously considering making another one in this colour.

Skirt: Me-made from Burda September 2007 no. 116
T-shirt: H & M
Scarf: H & M
Shoes: Deichmann

Day 25:

Another hot summer day at work.

Jacket: Me-made same as on day 2
Top: Me-made same as on day 16
White jeans: H & M

Day 26:

This is what I wore for my flight to southern France. I always find dresses much more comfortable than pants and usually add a cardigan, scarf and socks against the cold that prevails in airplanes.

Dress: Me-made same as on day 21
Leggings: H & M