Welcome back! I know you came just to *really* see if I would keep up the Me-Made-May shenanigans, and the good news is that I have! Here’s what last week had in store.
Day 12 – I celebrate the Monday holiday of “Laundry Day” in my household, and thus, I am dubbed “Laundry Queen” by DH. This was my Laundry Day get-up. It’s a self-drafted knit pencil skirt, tutorial by MiMi G and fabric from Girl Charlee. It’s a cotton blend jersey knit. Cool comfy and easy to throw on for washing day. I dunno; maybe a Rosie the Riveter outfit would have been more apropros for my work day?
Day 13 – Here’s a twofer for ya. I wore my Scout tee by Grainline Studio, made with a cotton voile I snatched up from the Purl Soho Warehouse in Tustin, CA. They have wonderful fabric AND yarn. It’s simply heaven there. Squid asked for a Brady Bunch shift dress, and after digging around in my stash, unearthed this cotton floral, lace crochet trim and bias tape. I sewed up a Colette Patterns Laurel dress for her and call it her Marcia-Jan dress.
Day 14 – The heat wave continued and I wore my Spring Showers dress. That’s what I just nicknamed it because I love the print. It’s a Washi dress, a Made by Rae pattern, and the fabric is from the Tula Pink Prince Charming line. This was my very first Washi dress, and I have since made 3 more. 2 are with long sleeves, so I don’t know if they’ll get any wear during MMM but I’ve got the other one on reserve in the closet. I call that one my Little House on the Prairie Washi, and that’s all I’ll say about it for now.
Day 15 – I wore a RTW tank paired with a self-drafted elastic waist skirt, fabric is a quilting cotton from Michael Miller. I have to say I was quite impressed with the fabric. It feel a bit heavier than most quilting cotton, and I really liked it. In fact, I liked it so much that when I saw the same fabric but in turquoise on sale at The Cotton Ball, a cute fabric shop in Morro Bay, I snatched it up. It’s still in stash, waiting to decide what it wants to become.
Day 16 – That Friday’s theme for Me Made May was “Too Pretty to Wear Pants,” and I am interpreted it literally. It’s another Colette Laurel dress with a quilting cotton from JoAnn’s. This is the first one I made with the lace and bias tape strip down the front of the dress. I really love it because it feels a little fancy but it’s a super comfy and casual outfit to wear.
Day 17 – It was a beautiful weekend for soccer in So Cal, especially if you’re in Costa Mesa near the beach. Squid had a tourney, which means the whole day on the sidelines. I knew I needed to keep it simple with a Maria Denmark Kristen Kimono tee made with a lightweight cotton jersey knit. It’s a free pattern, and I learned about it through Sew Indie Month. I’m so grateful for the independent pattern designers for creating and publishing great patterns with clear directions. It also helps when they have a free downloadable pattern to try out.
Day 18 – Another beautiful soccer day in So Cal, another Maria Denmark Kristen Kimono tee. For this one I used up some of my early Girl Charlee stash I acquired when I began sewing again a few years go. It’s a cotton blend jersey knit tee, orange with white birds on it.
I’m reading that other Me-Made-May-ers are also getting tired of taking and posting pics everyday. I instagram my daily outfits, and I know that if I don’t, I wouldn’t post anything. I’m glad I’m taking part in this little community sew/knit/wear-along. I’ve made some new blogging, instagram and flickr friends, and I love looking at everybody’s outfits! Until next week, have a great one!