Wow - the month has flown by! Here's what I wore last week:
On 23 May, I wore an entire me-made outfit!
Top: me made Simplicity 2599 in Liberty lawn (Toria).
Skirt: Wiksten Tulip skirt
This top is the first item of clothing I ever made. Yep, I jumped straight in with a Liberty! and no muslin - it could have ended in tears! Fortunately it turned out fine. I'd like to make this pattern again - I think I could easily go down a size around the shoulders/bust. I was totally inspired by Karen (her versions of this pattern were one of the main reasons I started to sew clothes in the first place!).
Top: me-made Wiksten Tank
Cardigan and trousers: Gap
Shoes: Clarks Originals
I had the camera at a weird angle - it's given me absurdly tiny feet. This photo makes me question this outfit, when I thought it looked pretty good on the day.
I'm not enjoying the self-portrait aspect of MMM'12 - I know for readers of my blog (hello!) it's mostly been me grimacing at the camera (sorry about that). Imagine what the outtakes look like! At school, I had a friend who had spent a ridiculous amount of time (and film - this is pre-digital!) perfecting her camera face. I scoffed at the time, and thought it was weird how she looked the exact same in all her photos (while I was fooling around puffing my cheeks out etc). But at least she knows how to work the camera. While I mostly glare, grimace, or stare at the floor.
But I digress...
On 26 May, I wore:
Top: me-made Sorbetto
Shoes: ancient - I probably shouldn't wear them (no arch support).
So, we're in the final stretch! I'm planning on wearing a me-made item for each of these last few days.