Wednesday 10 March 2010

Me-Made-March: Days 7 and 8!

Day 7 of Me-Made-March, and disaster struck. I awoke in our B&B, the morning after the wedding (my cousin's, not mine in case you didn't read my last post!) and I went for a shower. The shower was broken, and wearing just a towel I had to ask the landlady to help. When she declared it unfixable she said I could use their private bathroom and got me a dressing gown to wear as I walked through the house. After using their shower, I returned for breakfast before getting dressed. It was only after breakfast that I realised that I had just been wearing a non-me-made dressing gown! AGHHHHHH! I had been so careful in Barcelona by not wearing my boyfriend's dressing gown because I didn't make it, and spending most mornings freezing as a result, and look what happens when my guard is down in a foreign environment! Have I failed my challenge? I don't know. But I'm sure as hell not giving up.

So, I put the morning's disaster behind me and changed into Day 7's me-made outfit:

Me-made sailor trousers, jumper, vest, pants and stupid expression. Then me and my folks went out and about round Norwich for the day. I haven't been there in years so it was nice to wander around and have a pub lunch and such. Can you tell this Evidence pap was taken in England?!:

I have to admit, I was FREEZING all day. I haven't been that cold in ages (well, since I was last in the UK at Christmas probably). The coat is really more of a spring garment as I didn't add any additional lining beyond your standard poly-taffeta business. No, I didn't make the gloves or scarf, but unless you want me to die for this challenge, your going to have to stomach non-me-made accessories where necessary.

Day 8 began back in Essex and largely consisted of travelling (queue airport Evidence pap:

I returned to Barcelona craving some of the sun and relative warmth I had left it with on Friday, to find that in fact it had been snowing! I turn my back for a couple of days and it SNOWS?! WTF? Anyways, here I am back in my flat in bcn with just enough energy left for the day's Documentation pap:

Me-made sailor trousers, stripey T-shirt, Saint cardigan, vest and pants. Phew! Thanks so much for taking the time to follow the little Me-Made-March 'on tour'. Apologies for the lack of uniformity to the anecdotal photography. Normal service will now be resumed!


Miss Lottie Lou said...

Hi I'm new to blogging so I've only just stumbled across your blog and I just had to tell you I love it! I sat and read all your previous entries, which yes I guess is a little sad but I didn't want to miss anything! Sorry for sounding like a total nut job here which I promise I'm not! I think what you're doing is fantastic and it really strikes a chord with me as I try to wear at least one thing I've made every day.
I'm now 'following' (hate saying that, sounds stalkerish) your blog so you'll see me popping up in your comments so I also wanted to say hi :)
Lottie x

sarah said...

Ah, poor you! However, I would definitely declare that an EMERGENCY and give yourself a pass. You're doing great!!

Tilly said...

Fear not! Temporarily donning a dressing gown doesn't count... and even if it did, it's second hand so that scores you extra points, no?

Kat said...

I don't think a non-me-made dressing gown constitutes a failure of your project. And donning some non-me-made accessories for the sake of not freezing to death is perfectly acceptable too. I love this challenge and you have been doing so well at it. Can't wait to see the rest of the challenge.

Camelia Crinoline said...

I agree with everyone else, you shouldn't fail the challenge just for wearing a dressing gown for a few minutes.

Alyssa said...

I have been looking for sailor-y pants patterns. What pattern did you use?

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