Me-made stripey stretch top, nautical Jenny skirt, pants and leopard coat. Oh! And I made the flower hair pin. Well, I bought some fake flowers from the cheapy shop on the ground floor of my building, cut away the metal stalks and threaded them onto bobby pins.
This skirt is actually a little big, but it means it's still pretty comfy when I'm sitting down, so I'm torn between taking it in and leaving it alone. Having reviewed the pics, I'd say this outfit is simple but looks pretty good. Is that simply because it defines my waist and shows my curves a bit? Is that all I need to do to dress better? Some days I don't want to show my curves. Enter Day 13:
Me-made sailor trousers, Chinese takeaway top, saint cardigan, pants and leopard coat. Ah! The chinese takeaway's maiden voyage! Over at the Flickr group we are having an interesting discussion about our thoughts on Me-Made-May so far, and Quixotic Pixels wrote this:
'When clothes come "hot off the sewing machine," I tend to be hyper alert for fit problems and/or construction failures. If I focus on those things too much, my home-sewn clothes get relegated to the back of the closet.'
That's exactly how I feel about the Chinese takeaway top. So soon after completion I was hyper aware of the fit issue around the hips and the gaping around the neckline that I mentioned in this post. I'm feeling that it does need to come in at the hips, but I reckon another wear, perhaps with different garment at the bottom will help to establish by how much.