Me Made May Week 1

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So here goes week 1!

Day 1
Top: self-made vintage pattern (can't remember the number!)
Worn for: work work work!

This is one of the tops I made with fabric from my New York trip. I used a vintage tunic pattern that I can't remember the number of and I'm too lazy to get up and find. I took in about an inch on both the front and back and the sleeves, because the pattern was a little large and I didn't have much fabric. If I'm being honest it's a little tight across the shoulders and in the sleeves now but not enough to prevent me from wearing it. Also, this fabric is super thin and shreds like crazy so the seams are not the neatest but I've worn it about a million times in the last few weeks so it's well worth it.

Day 2
Top: self made, Butterick 5100
Skirt: self made, Burda Jenny skirt
Worn for: work, then grilling with the fiance (I changed into jeans though...)

Two more new projects just for Me Made May! I've had the pattern for this top in my stash since I started sewing and I finally got around to making it! The fabric is from the April Johnston for JoAnns line. This top was really easy to make and is super comfortable, but I did have to keep pulling it forward on my shoulders so I wouldn't expose the bra at work. The skirt is a navy version of my black Jenny skirt...

Please excuse my weird angry expression!

Day 3
Dress: refashioned oldie
Worn for: work and a movie with the fiance


Day 4
Top: self made, Burda 1 Piece Kimono Tee
Jeans: Old Navy
Worn for: Casual Friday and errand running


Day 5
Dress: re-fashioned Mexican embroidered dress
The before...

 Here's the original dress. These are pretty common in my part of the world and I've collected several over the years from thrift stores and such. We used to get them from Mexico directly but it's been pretty unsafe for the last few years, so now I'm forced to either pay a ton at import stores or buy from thrift stores... Anyway, I wanted to wear a festive outfit for Cinco De Mayo and ever since Mena from the Sew Weekly re-fashioned a similar dress last year I've been thinking of different ways to re-do these dresses. I took a simple route with this one, I just cut off the sleeves, shortened it by about 8 inches and then used a zig-zag stitch to attach a length of elastic around the waist to cinch it in a bit. The pictures aren't great because the festival takes place at night, but this dress is so cool and comfy, I'm sure it'll be worn again this May, so you'll probably have another chance to see it!

Finally, the lovely Jill from Laugh, But Not Loudly gave me a Liebster Award! I'm totally obsessed with her Easter version of Vogue 8728, and her ingenious make-shift stabilizer. Go check her out!

It's been so fun to see everyone's first MMM week! Looking great ladies! Here's to week 2!


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May 6, 2012 at 2:04 PM delete

Really cute! I love all of these! I'm especially fond of the Mexican embroidered dress-- I love those!

May 6, 2012 at 2:10 PM delete

Love the tunic (and the fabric). And the embroidered dress looks so breezy and cheerful. My friend recently moved to San Antonio and I just saw pictures of the luminaria festival on her Instagram - it must be beautiful in person.

May 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM delete

Love all your outfits! I especially love the lowered back of that blouse. :]

May 7, 2012 at 4:33 AM delete

I love the Mexican dress! So cute!

Meg the Grand
May 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM delete

Your outfits are so lovely! I love the Mexican dress refashion - the colors are so brilliant!