Me Made May 2018 is in full swing and I’m still loving the opportunity to focus on my me-mades!
Monday, May 7
Mondays often start early with a faculty meeting, so I opted for an easy-to-wear knit outfit. The top is Simplicity 1463 in a black and white stripe knit and sewn at least a year ago. It’s starting to pill on the sleeves and I think I may make a replacement soon. While this top looks good with a skinny skirt, I love it best with skinny black pants. I nearly always wear it with this RTW polka dot scarf. I really like these prints together.
The skirt is the most worn item in my entire closet. I made it from a Craftsy kit ages ago that included both the pattern and a yard of a scuba-like black knit. It has an elastic waist and goes with pretty much everything. The pattern, McCalls 6654, is on sale right now for only $3.99. I highly recommend it and that price is a good one!
Tuesday, May 8
Tuesday featured another early sewing make. Sewn from a light-weight cotton gingham, I made this top before moving to D.C. nearly six years ago! It has held up well and is a favorite of my husband (despite his aversion to bows). The pattern, McCalls 6564, is out-of-print, but several are available on Etsy.
I wore this top with a RTW cotton skirt that is at least seven years old. I’m not loving it anymore. It’s cut very straight and a tiny bit shorter than I prefer now. I’m adding a khaki pencil skirt to my to-sew list, so I can retire this one.
Wednesday, May 9
On hump day, I wore all me-made. The top is a Sewaholic Renfrew in an olive green knit. I paired it with a Dolores Skirt from the Summer 2017 English edition of La Maison Victor sewn in a Liberty London cotton paisley print purchased in D.C. at Stitch Sew Shop. You can read more about my thoughts on making Dolores here.
I went bohemian with a pair of Tom’s sandals. On Wednesdays, I’m on my feet all day, so flat sandals won out over heels.
Thursday, May 10
On Thursday, I wore a Sew Over It Penny Dress in lavender oxford shirting purchased from G Street Fabrics in D.C. This dress never fails to make me feel glamorous and I always get compliments when out and about in it.
I wore it to work with flats, but changed into heels for an after-work get together with some ladies of the Junior League of Tampa.
Friday, May 11
I aimed for vintage chic on Friday with a Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt (you can see the floral Hollyburn I wore last week here) and a RTW black t-shirt bought recently at Banana Republic Factory. A pair of new red Guess sandals finished my outfit.
Saturday, May 12
My parents came over to celebrate Mother’s Day on Saturday. I made lunch and we went on a tour of a local brewery. I deviated from my full skirts by wearing a Named Clothing Inari Tee Dress sewn in a linen-like fabric bought at Joann Fabrics at least a year ago. I’m posing here with the woman of the hour, my mom!
Sunday, May 13
Typically, my Sundays are full of errands and laundry- very glamorous. I threw on a sparkly necklace for lunch out with my husband. I wore a Valentine and Stitch Dune tank in a grey knit (see my first Dune tank here) and Lily Pulitzer shorts. I love these green shorts and wanted to buy more pairs in other colors, but it appears they’ve changed the cut and the shorts currently in Lily boutiques don’t fit me. So annoying…
Surprisingly, wearing at least one me-made a day for a second week was easy. On reflection, I realized I’ve been sewing for six years, so I guess it isn’t shocking that I’ve created a substantial self-made wardrobe.
How’s your Me Made May pledge progressing?