Tuesday 30 March 2010

Me-Made-March: Days 28, 29 and 30!

Best crack on with Day 28 of Me-Made-March:

Me-made wool-blend dress, stripey T-shirt, vest and pants. I'm very into this outfit as a way to keep warm without needing a jumper or cardi, very glad I resurrected this dress. I can't even remember why I decided I didn't like it. I think maybe it was because the facings and seam allowances don't lie very flat because of the thickness of the fabric.
Day 29:

Me-made jumper dress, vest and pants. Day 29 was the first day of the Easter holiday week which I more or less have off from work, so resolutely decided not to wear makeup, which in hindsight I think was a mistake! I was going to try jazzing up this dress with a brooch or belt but forgot.

Day 30:

Me-made dress, vest and pants. In case you were wondering what's so funny, my boy was performing a booty dance whilst taking the Documentation pap.

Do you remember this dress? Well aside from all the hassles I had making the damn thing, I've only worn it twice prior to today (Day 30). That is because I made the wrist elastics too tight, and instead of replacing them, I put it away which resulted in me not wearing it because it was uncomfortable. Well, seeing as one of the aims behind Me-Made-March is to make myself actually use the clothing I have created, I was determined to get some wear from this dress. So, when I put it on this morning and remembered the wrist issue, I finally unpicked them and added new longer elastic. I did this whilst still wearing the garment (well half wearing it) which is apparently bad luck, but touch wood the rest of the day went well and I loved wearing this dress. I'm sure I'm going to get heaps of wear out of this now that I finally made the simple improvement.


Alyssa said...

I really like that last outfit. Maybe I'll do long sleeves on a dress someday, but I usually hate them so, we'll see.

Debi said...

I love the last dress too! It's so funny...I'm trying to picture you fixing the sleeves while wearing the dress :-)

Zoe said...

hahaha! Yeah I guess to an on-looker it would have looked pretty funny. I didn't try and use the sewing machine on it, just hand stitching, that could have ended in tears!

Anonymous said...

I really like the look of that last dress. I have restitched the dropped hems of trousers whilst being too lazy to actually climb out of them, so I hear ya with the fixing-dress-still-wearing-it! Hilarious.

Miss Lottie Lou said...

It's bad luck to sew a garment while wearing it?! I've never heard that!
Congratulations on your Me-Made-March :) You've done such a good job and looked great the whole time!
Lottie x

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