Sunday, 30 May 2010

Me-Made-May: Days 28 & 29

I didn't realise that I've created a wardrobe consisting almost entirely of mix 'n' match separates, but given the evidence, that seems to be what has happened. No bad thing I guess, it has certainly made it easier to create unique outfits during May. But creating a wardrobe of combinable separates seems such a sensible thing to do that I'm very surprised that that's exactly what I have unconsciously done, considering how impulsive and emotive my sewing decisions tend to be.

Day 28:

Me-made Jenny skirt, bird blouse and pants. I almost hoped it would get a bit colder so I would have to wear my black jacket which is made in the same fabric as the skirt and has cool swallow patches on the shoulders. It would look like a wierdly smart bird themed suit emsemble. I'll keep that outfit in mind. Looking at this pap, it really is an exact case in point regarding mix and match separates. The skirt is actually very high waisted, but wearing the blouse over the top makes it (boringly) teacher-appropriate. Also, I've found that higher waisted skirts somehow seems to anchor themselves differently, and I don't have the annoying twisting round that my a-line skirts that sit lower down are prone to do.

Day 29:

Me-made Ruby shorts, blouse and pants. Saturday! I had an awesome day hanging in nice cafes whilst consuming nice food and drink, talking to nice and interesting people. Made of WIN! After an afternoon nap, I got done up to go and imbibe more deliciousness with other great peops (and Matty).

Me-made Macaron dress and (different) pants. It's going to be wierd in June when I don't have the constant concern in the back of mind about whether or not I have clean me-made pants for the next morning! Anyways, as I mentioned in yesterday's post, I do love to get dressed up to go out of an eve, despite the fact that I regularly illicit many stares by being over-dressed in comparison to everyone else in the room. I got over that feeling a long time ago. The last time I wore this dress I styled it up quite 1950's, but this time I wanted something a little less cutesy and attempted a slightly tousled 1960's up-do with my usual 'going out' 1960's inspired makeup effect. This was also the first outting of my new beautiful shoes. How much fun is dressing up?! And Margaritas?!

10 comments:

Diane said...

The dress with up do looks great, and I love the shoes too :)

Amy said...

Oooh I like the dress...perfect for sipping Margaritas! I love the blouse with your shorts...is that from a pattern or just drafted?

Zoe said...

Thanks ladies! Amy, the blouse is from the ubiquitous Simplicity 3835

All the best
Zoe x

Rosy said...

I think it's fun to dress up, people look at me in the street sometimes when I look wearing with 50s, I love your dress and shoes too.Y si la gente mira cuando vas un poco "cursi" , pues que viva la "cursilería".

Cecili said...

Hello Zoe, I feel great, thanks :) I like your idea of sewing a top a month, I agree that it's too difficult to choose just one! I don't mind waiting for your hangover/MMM last project to be finished^^, however I asked the other two participants if they don't mind delaying the start of the sew-along and I haven't had their answer yet so I'll keep you updated. Have a nice Sunday evening, see you!

MandiCoulter said...

i like your casual look! the ruby shorts are great :)
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Gail said...

I'm enjoying seeing your garments. While you are about 30 years younger and much better looking, I share your love of separates, black white and red colour combos, and simple styling.

Fourth Daughter said...

That dress looks fabulous .. it's so nice to dress up once in a while! And good way to end your great me-made challenge...
Check out my me-made crochet bracelet... http://stylewilderness.blogspot.com/2010/05/chain-of-fools.html

Tasia said...

Love the Macaron dress, it's gorgeous on you! And the Ruby shorts are adorable too :)

Jana @ Weekend Vintage said...

Cute, Cute, cute...makes me want to get all dressed up and go out. You've put together some sharp outfits!
Jana

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