The first week of the Me-Made-May challenge is over, so I thought I would take a long hard look at how it went.
- Leggings: Self-drafted
- Jumper: I knitted this mostly following this pattern
I spent the day at home, sewing for over 8 hours, so I had to make an effort to actually get out of my pyjamas and into something me-made yet very comfortable. The only item I have that fits that bill at the moment are these leggings, that I sewed up because I felt guilty for buying 3 meters of this fabric from the remnant box and not wanting to do anything with it.
As for the jumper, this is the only garment I have ever knitted, but I wasn’t very happy with the result when I (kind of) finished it (=see yarn hanging down at the hem 🙂 ), so I decided I will only wear it at home until I get around fixing the issues.
- Trousers: A mix of two Burdastyle trousers patterns
- Jacket: Chanel inspired jacket made by following Claire Shaeffer’s book and using the Vogue 8804 pattern
- Top: Self-drafted linen top inspired by this one on Pinterest
I really liked wearing this outfit, but cycling in these trousers is a nightmare and every time I go somewhere I return with more oil stains. 🙁
These culottes are fresh off the sewing machine. I am very happy about how they turned out, the only problem is that the zip is too short (long story…), so getting in and out of it is a challenge. 😀
- Dress: Burdastyle wrap dress
- Jumper: A thrift store find
Even though it’s May, it’s fairly cold these days in London, so I went for maximum comfort. I honestly didn’t realise how frumpy I looked until I got home and took a photo. To be fair, I did fall asleep at 7 pm, right after this photo was taken, so for an exhausting day like that, this outfit was just fine.
I have only just noticed that I wore the same colour combination on Day 3 too. One could think I have a thing for wearing navy and ochre together, but weirdly enough I have never worn this skirt and jumper together.
- Skirt: Burdastyle trousers, same as above
- Top: Burdastyle shirt
I visited my best friend in Brighton wearing this, and the weather was so nice I actually had to take the tights off from under the culottes. I really love how these new trousers work with my older pieces.
- Dress: Self-drafted (draped) dress
- Top: Modified RTW Primark top
- Jacket: Refashioned military jacket
On the last day of the week I was actually wearing the previous outfit, but we did go out until early morning and I was wearing this. This is a tried and tested combination, with the option to go all sexy and backless if I feel very hot from all that dancing and wear the dress without the top. I have yet to do that, but I like having the option. 😉