Wednesday, 9 May 2012

MMMay'12: Days 5, 6, 7 & 8

As fun as my most recent post documenting all the other people wearing Zo-made things was, it's time to catch up with my own challenge documentation. Afterall, you need to keep an eye on me, make sure I'm staying on the straight and narrow.

Day 5 me-mades:
Vest (camisole)
Pants (knickers)
I'm also wearing the second second hand item of knitwear this week (as allowed in my pledge!). I've never worn this red cardi with this dress before and I really like the way it frames the dress's neckline. Also, I've always considered this dress quite a 'dressy' dress, so it was quite a revelation to me that I could successfully dress it down and feel really comfortable in it all day.

Day 6 me-mades:
Vest (camisole)
Pants (knickers)
Following on from Day 5's dress revelation, on Day 6 I decided to see if I could recatagorise any of my other garments. The leopard dress also performed well during a day wandering around the city with three other MMMay'12 participants, Rehanon, Len and Pat.

Day 7 me-mades:
Denim Sailor trouser (Burda pattern)
Black long sleeved jersey top (self-drafted)
Vest (camisole)
Pants (knickers)
 It was good for me to see that this Bolero shrug could be used in both dressier and more casual outfits. It's quite a recent creation and I have yet to properly bond with it. As with many of my new creations, it'll probably take this me-made/self-stitched challenge to experiment with putting this new garment into outfits and to get used to relying on it.  

Day 8 me-mades:
Black jersey top (different from Day 7's)
Vest (camisole)
Pants (knickers)
Also using the first of my weekly second hand knitwear allowances
Sad time, this skirt got a big rip in it on Day 8 when I bent over. Turns out, the 60-ish year old fabric has probably rotten a bit. I'm concerned that repairing the rip will be a fruitless task if the fabric has already weakened so much. I worry that it'll just rip some more the next time I bend over. I'm pretty gutted right now, I love this skirt so much. I need to think about my next course of action....


niddetissus said...

Oh no, sorry to hear about the rip!

Vintage Girl said...

You look so wonderful in your handmade clothing. Love all the dresses!

Stacy @ Stacyverb said...

All lovely, but of course I'm partial to Day 6 with the fabulous leopard and red and turquoise together. What a shame about the skirt on Day 8. I guess that's the danger of working with antique materials. :(

Marie said...

Zo, your outfits are just getting better and better. At this point I couldn't even pick a favourite...they're all ace!

ivete berges said...

todas lindas. Se eu fosse você comprava um tecido parecido e fazia outra saia igual não vala a pena consertar tentei isso com uma calça e ela rasgou na rua dentro do ónibus foi horrível.

Shelly said...

Shame about your skirt :( I think day 8 was was my favourite outfit. I guess that's a risk we take when using vintage fabrics but I'm sure you'll come up with something to fix it.

Unknown said...

You have some fantastic outfits :)
So sorry about the skirt. :( Hopefully it wasnt too bad when it happened...

Mode Chocolat said...

Congratulations what beautiful outfits!I love it!

Michelle said...

I am equally gutted about your ripped skirt! I mean - it's sensational and a true loss.

I'm loving your remixing of colours and fabrics and shapes. Nice work!

Tasha said...

If you can fix the rip maybe adding a sturdy lining would prevent more strain on the fabric?

I love the dress with your red sweater!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for new pairings and the continuation of MMM. But, boo to wear and tear on favorite garments. If anyone has the talent and creativity to fix that gorgeous skirt, it's definitely you.

Anonymous said...

Love these outfits! As usual, you look super cute!

Tilly said...

Oh how I love that Ceylon! Glad you've found a way of wearing it in the day - that whole outfit is just gorgeous. Made me realise I hardly ever wear either of mine...xx

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