Me-Made-May ’14 Week 3 Update
We’re now over halfway through Me-Made-May, and I haven’t had to repeat a handmade garment yet! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep that up through the end of the month, but if the weather allows for it I’ll try.
It got really hot over here at the beginning of the week, so I was glad I packed some dresses and skirts for my visit to Sweetie’s. On Day 12, I wore my denim dress, a red polka dot Merona cardigan, Clarks wedges (I took the photo before I left town, so it shows the wrong shoes), and my favorite bird and flower earrings. We spent a lot of the day working on job applications and wandered over to the AAUW book sale in the evening.
Day 13 was also hot, and we spent part of it in Sweetie’s campus studio, which doesn’t have air conditioning. I wore a Muppet Show tee (a gift from a friend), my Beignet skirt, clearance Loft cardigan, black flats, and green hoops.
We headed back to Pittsburgh on Day 14, and I went in to campus for some meetings. I wore my charcoal gray dress, which has probably gotten more wear than anything else I’ve made, black flats, and a crazy necklace that Sweetie made for me.
Sorry for this blurry photo–it looked just fine on the small screen. On Day 15, I wore an H&M tee, my Liesl cardigan, Old Navy skinnies, Target brogues, and flower and bird earrings. We had an unscheduled day, so we went to the public library. I picked up some sewing books, of course.
My favorite jazz band was playing on Day 16, so I got all dolled up vintage style. I wore a (yet to be blogged) blouse made by me, a skirt made from a vintage reproduction pattern by mom, Ann Marino bow heels to and from the dance, Aris Allen heels on the floor, and dangly pearl earrings. I topped off the look with red lipstick and my first somewhat successful attempt at victory rolls (previous tries have resulted in a lot of swearing). I was so flattered when the band leader thanked me for “bringing my 40s” because I “pretty up the place”!
My LYS held a coffee house event on Day 17, so J and I headed over to pick out yarn for her next sweater (spoiler alert–it’s going to be gorgeous!). I wore a purple Mossimo tee, my Whisper cardigan, Old Navy black skinnies, black flats, my pearl necklace, and amethyst earrings made by Sweetie.
I headed back to my LYS on today, Day 18–my traveling, husband-seeing, and academic-ing schedule during the semester kept me away from the shop for the better part of the last six months, so I’m making up for lost time. I wore a teacup dress from the Gap (love this one!), my unblogged Millefiori cardigan (which is light green despite my photo), some very light pink fishnet kind of tights I got on clearance at Target, pink ballet flats, and pearl earrings.
Two more weeks to go!