I’m still not so good at photographing my me-made outfits for May. Anyway, here are some highlights and I thought I could talk about how I mix my sewn items with purchased.
Here is my Ashley dress, Vogue 8875. I made it for a wedding and it is quite dressy. To wear it to work I put a jacket, or in this case, a cardigan over it to dress it down a little. To be honest, it is still dressier than the average person at work wears but they say to dress for the job you want…so I want to be Joan Holloway. The belt is a grosgrain ribbon just tied in the back.
Two photos of the same outfit. One in the bathroom at work and the other at home in my entryway mirror. I feel weird cutting my face out of pics so I took another. This is my red floral tunic top tucked into my red salsa skirt topped off with a black cropped jacket from Gap Generation. The top is very long so it is really tucked in and I don’t have to fuss with it at all. So comfy! The skirt is deceptively simple-looking but has a little action in the back section!
Another way dark photo! Yikes! This is my geometric print knit top. I think it is the first knit that I sewed. I wore jeans on this day last week because my work group volunteered at the Zoo. We had a great time and got to know each other better.
Me-Made-May helps to identify gaps in your sewn items. This used to bother me but I have figured out that I am a very part-time sewist so I am only going to sew items I love. These are usually dressy items, dresses and skirts, that I can wear to work. I am okay with that. If I want a t-shirt I will pull out one of my band tees.
How is your Me-Made-May’14 going?