Sunday, 17 June 2012

Party in the Back

Here we have it - plain t-shirt blouse from the front...

And lace from the back!

Just ignore those tan lines!

I've seen a few tops like this on the street and in the stores, and decided to make one up myself! I traced around a top I like, and made a 1" facing for the neck. The facing is the solid fabric on the back as well as the front. I thought about a lace facing, but this offers more stability, and looks just fine. The only really odd thing about making up this little beauty was finishing the hem and sleeve hems before sewing the side and shoulder seams. Kind of counter-intuitive, but I serged and turned up the lace hems, and used a narrow hem for the front sleeves, and a regular 1" hem for the front body.

I've had this skirt for a while now, and it's tricky to find things to wear with it! The blouse has had other pairings, jeans and wide linen trousers, and both of those were quite nice. Not sure about the skirt, but I had to give it a try.

And yes, those are my very own roses - which are left to their own devices most of the time!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Me Made May Mission Accomplished?

My first Me Made challenge is in the bag! And I think by and large I did stick with my 4 day a week commitment. Let's review the last 10 days or so...

Week 4 was a bit of a blur, but I know I wore these documented outfits:

Pink Sencha blouse
New Look 6224 - exciting serger post to follow soon!
New Look 6615 - cheat photo from Week 2, but I did wear it again, promise!

Self drafted swiss dot blouse
Then week five happened, and I seem to have blocked it out of my mind! The photo taking had lost it's charm, and I didn't have anything new to show off! I did wear some Me Made pj's, and my Minoru jacket, which was the undocumented star of the month. I have probably worn that jacket more than any other Me-Made ever.

So, aside from the photo amnesia, I'm fairly pleased with how this turned out. I started the month with eight garments (not including pajamas), and wore six of them. I left two skirts behind, one because I never got around to altering it, and the other because I just don't like it! I made, and wore, 3 new dresses, and learned more that I thought I would.

I really like to wear jeans & blouses (not really a shocker, but good to document).
I like to wear dresses. And below the knee is kind of great.
Skirts are a struggle. One would think that replacing jeans with a skirt wouldn't be too much trouble, but I just couldn't make it happen!
Colour is my friend.

And I love seeing what everyone else wears each day! Fantastic and inspiring stuff.

Thanks to Zoe for a great challenge!