|Day 6: Overalls with sewn on fake leather kneepatches|
Working in the garden!
|Loop scarf close-up|
These are the first 10 days of Me Made May '12! As you can see it's a balance between nice outfits (day 2, 8 & 10) and 'just pull something out of the closet' days (day 4&5). There's some new items in here as well. First the store bought items: the mustard scarf and the black skinny jeans. I love them both very much.The scarf is perfect for the office because it's alwasy a bit chilly there.And those jeans really tie my wardrobe together! It turns out my size is actually 2 sizes smaller than I always thought. Who knew! I already altered the grey jeans a little bit, but I want to alter them into skinny jeans too. The jacket from day 8 I got from my mom, who got it from someone else. It's too big, so I took in the back seams and the side seams. And I repositioned the upper front button to pull it a bit tighter around the chest. It has a fun orange lining so I rolled up the sleeves. It's the first time I wore a jacket, and I felt great in it! The loop scarf I made yesterday. I love this fabric, I already had it in mind for a shirtdress (like this one, but with a higher waist and down to the knee), but I thought it's be perfect as a scarf so I got me some more fabric. I'm looking for olive green fabric now because it's a great colour to combine with mustard, as seen here.
Overall I'm liking MMM '12 very much. Day 2 was already a challenge, but luckily I found my batwing shirt appropriate enough for a funeral. I had to recreate some outfits because I forgot to take pictures, but other than that it really makes you realize what items are still missing in your wardrobe. I hardly have any time to make anything with the two jobs I'm working right now, and the garden needs attention at least once a week. Hence the scarf and kneepatches. They hardly qualify as self-made items, but it'll just have to do!