Saturday, June 18, 2011

Me Made June Days 10, 11, 12 and 13!

You weren't expecting an update so soon were ya! I have all these photos that are just begging to be shown! Mostly because I like the outfits I wore the 14th and 15th a lot... so I have to get through all the fluff to get there! So here's the fluff!

Day 10
My first re-wear! But I wore it much cuter this day. My dad bought those beads for me on my parent's last vacation and I find myself wearing them with almost everything. And the dress is still comfortable and cute, I'm not sure if it actually goes with the blue sweater but it works.

Me Made Dress
Day 11 (a)

I worked this Saturday! So I had to feel put together. I wore my brown jersey dress, which came into being just before the month started. I'm glad it did because it's comfortable and feels nice to just slip on something easy and still look put together. I used the belt from a vintage dress.

Me Made Dress
Day 11 (b)
Now for a different look! I went out with some friends and wanted to wear this skirt I made last month. It's out of some upholstery suede and cotton, so washing it has proved challenging... Febreeze and spot cleaning anyone? Apart from the waist being about a smidge too small I like it! And it has pockets, so I don't need to carry a purse! I should probably get a better picture of the skirt because I really like the pleats and pockets and waistband in the front.

Me Made Skirt

Day 12

Sunday! I taught my Sunday School Class, and a long dress is usually a good thing to do that in. Unless it's a windy day and you're trying to push kids on a tire swing. I had to hold the skirt with one hand and push the kids with the other haha. This dress dates back to my second to last quarter of school. I finished my draping II copy with two and a half weeks left of the quarter so I decided to start another one. This one using a much less expensive polyester chiffon. I finally officially finished this last June, to wear to my grad party. I have been wearing it a lot lately, it's a really good dress for work. And I don't know why I look so grumpy.

Me Made Dress

Day 13
One of my absolutely favorite pieces. I started this last August with the intention of being able to wear in it Paris in September.  I just got totally swamped with packing and other stuff that I know I completely forget that I wasn't able to finish it. Believe me when I say this though, I DREAMED about this dress in Paris. I was sad that this was sitting at home as a UFO instead of being worn on my many trips around the city seeing stuff and eating more stuff. I finished it as soon as I could once I made it back home. This dress was also on of my first attempts at screen printing and using the screen print in the design and idea of the garment.

Me Made (and printed!) Dress

And that's that:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Me-Made Update!

I am officially not very good at getting pictures of myself. I don't blame me, I blame the sun. It always seems to have set by the time I remember to get a picture and as bad as I am as getting the picture done OUTSIDE, it only gets worse INSIDE. That being said, I just managed to get pictures of the past eleven days worth of outfits. And now you may see four.

Day Six
I honestly have no idea what went on this day, but I do know I wore my bermudas! Something I made with a crotch seam! WOOHOO! I found the fabric in New York in March, and I decided that something needed to be done with it Alas, bermudas. They're a little worn... apparently the washing machine is not the best place for silk, haha. 

Me Made Bermudas

 Day Seven

Another day of babysitting, another comfortable outfit. You're going to see this skirt a few times (3 that I know of at the time being.) It's comfortable and I like it.

Me Made Skirt
 Day Eight- Outfit 1
I found this skirt while cleaning out my fabric bins! So double win, I purged some old fabric and found a skirt. I made this skirt a few years back with the intention of selling it on Etsy. We see how well that turned out.
Me Made Wrap Skirt
 Day Eight- Outfit 2

My dad, nephew and I went to a Mud Hens baseball game in the evening.  I wanted something super comfortable to wear so I whipped up this dress while I was babysitting. (My niece and nephew seemed pretty in to watching me create it so I was NOT neglecting my duties!) The game was fun and I was comfortable:)
Me Made Dress
 Day Nine

A new thing for me this year- wearing shorts. I have this pair of Old Navy shorts that I always put on, think they're way too short and tight, but end up wearing them all day because HEY! It was hot and they stay pretty cool. I made this blouse during my first quarter of college. We had to make a blouse from a pattern so the school could see that we knew how to sew. I used some random fabric from my house and it has bright orange buttons! I'm surprised how much wear I've actually gotten out of it.

And that's my update. Much more to come:)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Me-Made-June Days 2, 3, 4 and 5

Wow! I didn't realize how difficult it would be to get a picture of myself each day of the month. I ended up recreating my last four days worth of outfits today so I could take pictures, but I promise what you see in the picture is what I wore that day!

Day 2
This was my second day of babysitting and after the first one I knew I needed to stay comfortable. I decided to throw on this top with some jeans. I whipped up this top at the end of May because I knew I needed some easier to wear items for my babysitting days. I used a t-shirt of mine to create the pattern.

Day 2- Me-Made Jersey Top

Day 3
This was another day comfort was pretty key. I went ice skating! So I popped on this shirt I redesigned a little while back. It's a 1x shirt from JCP that I cut in half, added a 3" elastic waist, and screen printed one of my cute little sailboats near the hem.

In the late afternoon I got ready for the events for the night and changed into my gray zebra printed dress. Friday was somewhere lovely and nice around 75 degrees so I wore a sweater and my beads! I went to a gallery opening, Boogie on Main, and out to Logan's that night and my outfit worked well for everything!
Day 3(a)- Me-Redesigned Top

Day 3(b)- Me-Made Dress

Day 3(b)- Me-Made Dress (ps. pockets)
 Day 4

I had to work in the morning on Saturday. This is not a true representation of how I wore this dress to work that morning. It was a strapless dress at that point and I had to wear a shirt underneath to account for dress codes. Also, the top did NOT want to stay up so I used the scarf in my hair as a makeshift halter strap.
After work I came home and sewed the buttoned straps on and got rid of the t-shirt. I think this dress is so much more wearable now! The only problem is that I used a pattern (I'm going to guess a Simplicity) on this back in college and it doesn't fit my tush, my tush sits a lot lower than the pattern calls for. I wore this for a grad party, a benefit, and dinner and a movie date:)
Day 4- Me-Made Dress (ps. POCKETS!)
 Day 5
Today! (technically yesterday, it IS 1:08am) I made this dress during my senior year of high school. I bought the fabric during a class field trip to Virginia Marti College of Art and Design. I decided it seemed fitting to make a dress from the fabric for my interview at the college a year later! I used a pattern on this one as well, I believe it was a McCall's. I love how I styled it today, sometimes I kind of look like some kind of nurse or grandma. But I felt nice in it today:)
Day 5- Me-Made Dress

Day 5- Me-Made Dress

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


WooHoo! It's finally here! Me Made June! Let's just get to this... Here's my outfit!
Skirt- Mine!

I made this skirt a long time ago. Like back in high school a long time ago. But I still like it because it's really comfortable and easy to wear and I've been babysitting full days so comfort is key!

Also, we got out the slip and slide so I wore my swimsuit I made last summer! I don't have pictures of that one though:/

Well, that was a successful first me made day!