Me-Made-May 13 – week 5 round up

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And its over….

This final week I wore nothing but repeats so I won’t bore you with photos of my outfits.

This was my second year of Mmm13 and I’m a little disappointed with my performance. But hey that’s how you learn right, by examining how to improve in the future.

Quick maths using my photos and unblogged repeats meant I achieved 21 days out of 31… Oh that’s quite nice I suppose but I wanted to do 26 really!

What did I learn about Me-Made-May?

I liked trying to make my photos of a better quality with a variety of locations and different posing.

My will to upload pics to flickr dissolved around the time I was packing for my holidays. Sorry lovely flickr peeps but the android app is horrendous to use.

I liked adding an extra challenge with my polka dot week.

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What did I learn about my me-made wardrobe?

I have plenty of me-made tops. I said this in a previous post but I started out sewing thinking I’d make oodles of dresses, but ended up with oodles of tops!

I need more day dresses. Especially since my office has relaxed its dress code. I need dresses that make me happy but don’t look too formal. I know the best way to do this is make cotton sun dresses so I am going to put that into action.

I don’t like any of my me-made skirts as they fit terribly (I didn’t wear them a single day!) and I hope to rectify this soon: I’ve signed up a to a skirt pattern drafting course.

If I can nail the fit of skirts for my body shape I’d like to make a beignet, a classic circle skirt, and possibly a kelly skirt.

I also fell back in love with a dress I very rarely wear. It’s just a touch too short but that’s easily fixable on a second version.

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Will I do MMM next year?

I think I’ll give myself the year off next time. I enjoyed this year as much as last year but I think I’d prefer to sit back and look at everyone’s posts, take inspiration and let myself choose me-made items for my daily wardrobe on a more relaxed basis.

I hope you found MMM13 enjoyable if you were taking part or just soaking up inspiration!

I really enjoyed finding new blogs to follow as well as swooning over wonderful outfits.

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Me-Made-May 13 – week 4: The Portuguese edition!

This post covers the me made items packed in my suitcase between May 20th and 28th!

I’ve been in Portugal taking some relaxation time!

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Back to reality with a bump. I landed in the UK Tuesday and I was back in work yesterday.

Although it’s a short work week for me I have plenty planned so thought I better get my me mades onto the blog sharpish!

Day 20: I flew in my green bias stripe top. Not pictured as it was 7am and I was a wee bit sleepy.

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Day 21. This dress will now be called the “when are you due?” dress after a ludicrous man asked me this twice when I wore it out. To be fair I had just eaten three courses… but still! He then turned to the barman and said “That’s what we call a ‘gaffe’ in England”.

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Day 23: This is the first dress I ever made. Its got terrible construction compared to recent makes but I love it. Lovely colours and mystical optical illusions going on to make my waist look so small.

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Day 27: This is my nautical-inspired braided headband. I keep meaning to do a tutorial for this one. Its jaunty and I love it.

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Day 28: my heading home outfit. Arrrgh I have to wear jeans again!!

Just five items and a few repeats here I’m afraid. Why the hell haven’t I made more sundresses?! If I had made a beach cover-up I’d be owning it this week. Only a few more days of May to go!!

I’ll leave you with some more holiday pics.

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Me-Made-May 13 – week 3: Uh oh this isn’t going as well as I’d hoped

Why oh why are there five weeks in May! At least we’re at the half way point.

After a recent comment from Roisin I’ve upped my ridiculous expressions in my posing. It’s all for your entertainment.

I found this week hard because a) the weather was absolutely rubbish b) I have fallen out of love with some of my me-mades so they didn’t even make it out of the drawer when I looked and them and c) I’m in holiday prep mode so I have loads of 90% finished items I could have worn this week if I’d been more organised.

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New Look 6808 with button-back alteration and cute birdcage fabric. This wrinkles like a mofo though!

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New Look 6808 with contrast pink collar (when I wear this with my leopard print shoes I feel like I’m impersonating Anna from Paunnet)

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Self-drafted green bias stripe dress. I made this before the top version from week 1!

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This horrible old me-made top has fab colours but terrible construction. I think I’ll be binning this one. You can see from my sulky face that I hate it

Other than that I wore repeats which I won’t bore you with!

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Me-Made-May 13 – week 2: its all about the polka dots baby!!

We’re in week two and it’s time for my polka dot challenge!

I managed six days of me-made dots this week. It would have been seven if I’d conquered my half done Burda dress. Sigh….

Let’s check out the dots!!

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Self-drafted Elsie knock off dress worn for a stroll around the canal on Bank Hol Monday.

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Wearable Mathilde muslin (though I’m pretty sure the yoke stitches are going to snap soon because it’s too tight).

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Prima Tea Dress; never blogged. It has very flattering under-bust gathering and a gored skirt. But I ran out of fabric for the sleeves and it looks silly without them so I always wear a cardigan!

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Cowering from the rain in one of my earliest makes; self-drafted chiffon top with peter pan collar. I wear this all the time. Its going to fall apart soon.

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My new morse code crepe Sorbetto (minus the pleat) with contrast bias binding. Not really digging this boxy style but it got some compliments so may keep wearing it.

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Finally a lovely satin nl 6808. The fabric is from the Birmingham Meet Up so wearing this reminds me of that day. It’s super comfy and flattering and much loved.

And that is it for week 2! I’m already worried about week four but we’ll see how it goes.

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