So here is a round up of all my outfits for the first week of Me-Made-May. It certainly is a challenge to remember not to just grab any old thing out of the wardrobe, and actually put even more thought into what I'm wearing.
I didn't have a chance to take a good photo of the outfit I wore to work today, but it was my Navy Pants and Floral Maudella Blouse, which I accessorized with pink flat shoes from Big W and my favourite handbag at the moment (which you can see in this post) from Elsie George Boutique. Simple, but workplace friendly.
I have just found out I'm going to be working 4 days a week now, instead of 2. While this is great news, it will make it even more difficult to find enough appropriate workwear from my Me-Made clothes. But I'm up for the challenge (or shocking the boss by wearing very bright dresses)
Later in the same day my Husband and I headed to the Regal to see The Blues Brothers on the big screen. We dressed up, and I won best dressed! If you want to read more about the construction of my Penguin Costume read this post. I also quickly whipped up a black tie for my husband and elasticated ties for my friend and her kids.
For a full post about the evening with more photos, go here. To read about the last time we dressed up for a Cult Classic movie at the Regal, read this post.
Ok so this was a rainy Saturday, after a very late night......
I admit I spent most of the day in bed watching movies (I finally watched Horton hears a who) and catching up on some knitting (I'm still working on that blouse) and crocheting (Snoods!). As my only Me-Made sleepwear is a light nightie, this has made me realise I should make myself some warmer jammies if I want to stop relying on store bought clothes.
While I was sorely tempted to spend another day in bed, I got myself up, dressed and to church. I wore a Navy/Indigo Gingham dress that I made some years ago for my day wear for the NSW heat of Miss Pinup Australia. I wore it with a Me-Made petticoat, and a black elastic belt and black wedges, both from op shops.
It was made from this Vintage McCalls Pattern (graded up) which was my first ever vintage pattern that I bought from the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House in Sydney.
Mostly spent at home, sewing and cleaning. For ease of changing while I was sewing I wore my Swirl dress. We also went out to dinner at my little brother and his fiance's house. I was tempted to wear the new light pink dress I had just sewn, but realised my swirl would probably be more practical when visiting the house of a mechanic. Whilst I was sewing in my Swirl, I thought it would be really easy to alter the swirl pattern slightly for a perfect vintage style Maternity dress. You know, for when that happens down the track......
I didn't take an outfit photo of myself, but here is one from when I finished sewing the Swirl dress last year.
Except this time I accessorized with a dark red vintage handbag and the dark red Mary Jane heels I purchased on my valentines weekend away.
I decided, what the hell! I'm going to wear my new white and pale pink border print dress that I had just finished sewing the day before, to work. My boss did not even raise an eyebrow. I guess after 2 years my wardrobe no longer surprises her. I did get a lovely compliment from a brand rep that visited the office that day though, as well as a few compliments and admiring looks from a few senior citizens when I ducked over to the bank.
I wore this dress with my me-made petticoat (which is not hugely fluffy, so great for this skirt) and some white flatties from an op shop that are almost falling apart, because I couldn't find both pink heels I wanted to wear....
I thought I might stay with the Pink theme for work and rocked my Pink Roses Skirt and Pink shirt made from a shortened version of the Eliza tank pattern from Jo-Anne Anderson studios to work. Luckily I did manage to find both of the high heels I wanted to wear the day before, then during my lunch break, I managed to pick up the cutest pink flatties from Target for only $7!!
I really wanted pants to wear to work today, but didn't want to wear my navy Pants twice in one week. A rummage through my wardrobe, and I found these pants. Made from Simplicity 3688 some time ago from a soft cream fabric. I can't recall what size I made, but these are now quite big on me.
I paired these with an old self drafted shirt that doesn't get worn much anymore (due to a stain on the front) and my Capelet from a Decades of Style pattern that we used for Sew Retro Rose's Capelet Sew Along. The outfit was completed with my dark red vintage handbag, and dark red mary jane heels.
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