So another week down! I must admit, the last couple of Me Made challenges I’ve participated in were a struggle. Being relatively new to sewing I had only a handful of “wearable” MM items to choose from which made putting together outfitsVERY tricky; and often resulted in somewhat bizarre combinations that certainly didn’t reflect my personal style very much. This time around, it’s proving easier. Namely because I have a growing number of MM items to play with AND, more and more of them are reflective of my personal style. I’ve never really had a “personal style aesthetic” before. It really was a bit incoherent, mismatched and I had alot of “stuff” that just didn’t go with other “stuff” or just didn’t suit me! But the ability to sew and adapt my own clothes seems to have opened the door for me to experiment with different shapes/styles and I can definately see a few patterns emerging in how I dress….
Monday (no photo): Grey top– Self drafted (fabric £4/m), Flared Jeans – thrifted (£4)
Tuesday: Grey Polka top – Self drafted (fabric £4/m), Trousers – Thrifted (£2) and refashioned
Wednesday: Thrifted top and cardi, Trousers – Thrifted (£1.50) and refashioned (not blogged)
Thursday: Striped Tee- Thrifted (99p) and refashioned (not blogged), Thrifted (£1.50) and refashioned (not blogged)
Friday: Navy Top – Thrifted (99p) and refashioned, Trousers – Thrifted (£3)
Saturday: White Blouse – Thrifted (99p) Cropped Jeans – Thrifted (£3) and refashioned.
Sunday: Grey Polka top – Self drafted (fabric £4/m), Flared Jeans – thrifted (£4)
Friday’s trousers have been banished from my wardrobe. Saturday, the shape is good but the combo is a bit “mumsy” in hindsight. Sunday is a failsafe of mine. I wear this combo alot and really like it. I’d love to hunt down some more of that polka fabric, (as I fudged the construction of this top a little) but I couldn’t see it on my last trip to Goldhawk Road. The navy trousers (Weds/Thurs) I cropped and narrowed ages ago but never wore them because I’d put on a little weight. Well somehow I must’ve lost some because they now fit, yay! I liked the sailor style button details on the hips but the original length and leg width wasn’t quite right. Both legs really are the same length I promise. When I stand like that in a photo, one knee bent, it make the perspective a little odd! The navy top (Fri) has sat in my repair pile for AGES. (I wore it to “the” blogger meetup in Goldhawk Road last year) It took MMM to give me the kick up the arse I needed to sort it out. I was in a rush to finish it and I, well erm, I didn’t finish it. That is to say, I didn’t finish the raw edges inside before I wore, and then washed it (several times!). I received a few compliments on the “ingenuity” of this top that day. Little did Zoe, Karen et al know the guilty secret that was on the inside! No matter, because it has all been sorted now! Amazing what a zig zag stitch can do in 5 minutes 😉
Oh, and we had some sun too!