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Me-Made-May days 18 to 21

Day 18:

What’s me-made in today’s outfit?
Michelle, Ma Belle-skirt
Where was it worn?
Day at home with baking, making lemonade, doing yard work and having guests for coffee.
How often is it worn and why?
It’s a great casual skirt that probably doesn’t get as many wears as it deserves due to my lack of tops. I must make/find more tops that go with the stuff I have.

Day 19:

What’s me-made in today’s outfit?
October top and “I don’t know”-top
Where was it worn?
A trip to the hardware store to buy a birthday gift for my sister and then grocery shopping.
How often is it worn and why?
The top is really exactly what I need, so perhaps I should make myself some more jersey tops. The shrug is not a perfect make, but it helped reduced the “naked feelig” I get from the top. So the top deserves more wear, the shrug is only ever worn for MM/SS challenges.

Day 20 – morning

What’s me-made in today’s outfit?
National Day shorts
Where was it worn?
As can be deduced from the photo: gardening.
How often is it worn and why?
The shorts gets a lot of wear around the house, but they rarely leave our grounds (well, perhaps for walks in the forest).

Day 20 – afternoon

What’s me-made in today’s outfit?
Unblogged blue dress
Where was it worn?
To my sister’s birthday party
How often is it worn and why?
Not a lot. In reality this dress should be a little too big, right now it fits me well. If I get any smaller (which I hopefully will) the dress would, again, be too big, and I don’t really know how to take it in.

Day 21

What’s me-made in today’s outfit?
The Orangery Skirt and the Indian shirt.
Where was it worn?
Work and spontaneous fabric shopping
How often is it worn and why?
I love the colour and shape of the skirt, but it’s a bit hard to match and therefore it doesn’t get a lot of wear. The shirt gets a bit more and I’m really proud of it since it was my first successful pattern alteration.

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Me-Made-May Days 9 – 13

Day 9

Whats me-made in today’s outfit?
Namesake Skirt
Where was it worn?
At work, then on a five hour trip to a power plant.
How often is it usually worn and why?
I love this skirt and wear it all the time. I will probably not wear it during summer, otherwise it’s on high rotation.

Day 10

Whats me-made in today’s outfit?
Namesake Skirt (yes, I wore the same skirt two days in a row)
Where was it worn?
At a business meeting then five hours home again.
How often is it usually worn and why?
As you can see, my answer from above is very valid.

Day 11

Whats me-made in today’s outfit?
Blueberry Sorbetto (unblogged) and Denim Pencil Skirt
Where was it worn?
Regular day at work.
How often is it usually worn and why?
This skirt is also on very high rotation. A colleague commented that I looked very Mad Men, which was in fact what I was inspired by.
Why am I in the basement?
The theme of the day was ugly places. This was the ugliest I could find with my limited options (after work we went straight to the in-laws so I had little time for photography)

Day 12

Whats me-made in today’s outfit?
October Top
Where was it worn?
Chillin’ at the in-laws.
How often is it usually worn and why?
Not that often. It’s a bit too clingy (I know the issue lies with me) and due to the colour I feel a bit naked. I wore a cardi over it for some time of the day. It deserves more wear, though.
What am I reading?
The picture above shows my first read of The Time-Traveler’s Wife. I can already tell that I’ll go insane trying to straighten out the grandfather paradoxes.

Day 13


Whats me-made in today’s outfit?
Mother’s Day sweater
Where was it worn?
Driving home and yard work
How often is it usually worn and why?
Rarely, pretty much only for the MM/SS-months. I’m not super happy with the sewing or the fit which is too bad since the fabric is lovely! I think I have some more of it stashed away.

October Top

This top was finished and also worn during Self-Stitched September. I needed more tops. It has its wonks, but I still like it, I particularly like the fabric. The fabric is a knit viscose which is soft and nice to wear.

The pattern is Burdastyle 04-2009-112, which is a pretty basic raglan sleeve t-shirt. It was also for this pattern I learnt how to self make Vlieseline bias tape. It was pretty easy to stitch up, the hardest part was keeping track of front and back pieces of the sleeves and body. Also my mind must not have been working right, because I could not figure out how to do the cuffs. They became my own version.

I don’t really know what I did, but they add a little extra touch to the top. They are a bit annoying, I will admit that, but for most part, I like them.

Project summary:
Pattern
: Burdastyle 04-2009-112.
Difficulty:2/5, BS’ rating – I agree
Alterations: Different cuffs. I didn’t fold the facing inwards after attaching it to the neckline.

Fabric: Viscose knit
Notions: Self-made Vieline bias tape, thread
Price: Fabric 120 SEK (€13), interfacing + thread 5 SEK (€0.54).
Total: 125 SEK (€13.54)

Project Summary: A basic, easy t-shirt pattern. I fell in love with the fabric from the catalogue, the colour was great for a basic. The shirt is comfortable, it was easy to sew and if I ever feel like making another t-shirt this pattern is a great candidate. The neckline is perfect.
As for the name of the project. The week I finished this October began and the Sew Weekly theme was Think Pink in honour of breast cancer awareness, so my top became the October top.

SSS11: The final outfits

Day 25

Self Stitched – National Day Sweater
Hand-me-down – Kiddo’s sweater
Me-made – Kiddo

Relazing day. Me and the kiddo went to see his grandpa (my dad) and we’ve just gotten home to see the kiddo’s favourite stuffed animal – Spotty the dog. This outfit kind of feels too simple to be a self-stitched outfit since the sweater was so simple to make. But I made it, so I guess it counts.

Day 26

Self Stitched – Denim Pencil Skirt and Think Pink top

Since yesterday’s outfit felt so simple to me, I did two self-stitched pieces today. The top was finished on Sunday and was a perfect addition to my wardrobe, SSS has tought me that I need more self-stitched tops.

Day 27

Self Stitched – The Chocolate Pants

Yes, these pants again. Apparantly they were exactly what I needed.

Day 28

Self Stitched – Namesake Skirt

Today’s mini-challenge was to take a night shot. I really like how my morning shot came out, especially with the colours I decided to wear. Another lesson of SSS: I really get a lot of use out of my denim skirts.

Day 29

Self Stitched – Skirt Without Bow

Yes, I need more tops. Next, please.

Day 30

Self Stitched – The Librarian Skirt

Last day, I made it through yet another month of me-made clothes. It will be nice to get a little more rotation in my wardrobe and getting to work on my missing pieces. Reflections and lessons learnt will be up during the week (I plan).