Monday, March 14, 2011

A Me-Made Long Weekend

Since we last met, I've been lounging around the house on my sick leave planning outfits to wear each day for Me-Made-March. Ha! As if! In reality I've just been opening my cupboard each morning and pulling something out to wear that I've made. No really - I have. I'm not trying to boast, but at some stage in the last year, most of my clothes have become me-made. When did this happen? How did it happen?

And most importantly, can I keep this up through autumn and winter?

So let's catalogue the last four days, three of them which were a long weekend. Happy birthday Canberra! I think you're awesome!

March 11

March 11 - This is my "I can't believe you are making me drive you across town in peak hour traffic for a training course when I'm SICK. Can't you take a bus or something?" face. The black and cream madras top is me-made, using McCalls 5640.

March 12

March 12 - A lovely hot day, and we were off up the street to sticky beak at a house for sale. The weather was perfect for this dress! This is the dress I promised to blog back in January but never did. I will blog it properly one day. It's a beauty to make, and to wear, I love it. It's Simplicity 2929, the shorter version of the dress I made and blogged here.

March 13

March 13 - It's still lovely and hot, so I'm going all summery while it lasts. Plus I'm going fabric shopping with Carrie for our next sack/yarn club installment this morning, and I need to wear something comfortable if we're going to lug blots of fabric around the store. The top is me-made (the same as March 11), and it is the first version of it. This was the version than made me realise how ridiculously oversized this pattern is. It's far too big for me, but boy is it comfy. I now make it four sizes smaller (no really - I do) because, ooh, bra-strap alert!

March 14

March 14 - Oh hey! This is what I am wearing RIGHT NOW!! Coincidence? Oh wait ... Anyway, me-made top again, this time a buttoned back top courtesy of McCalls 2873 and some nice double gauze cotton. I'm doing a little skirt sewing today, so comfort is paramount.

Thanks for everyone for your kind thoughts and good wishes in the comments on my last post. I can report I am feeling a lot better and the pain has mostly gone. The tiredness is still there so going to work tomorrow will be a test, but I'm looking forward to spending some time with my crazy work peeps! It's been 10 days since I've seen them and I miss them!


  1. dude! looking good!
    I am so jealous of your you-made tops!
    I especially like the one from march 11!
    That outfit is ACE!

  2. I love the black and white outfits especially! And the yellow sandals, what a great pop of colour.

    (I know you didn't make them, but I love those black 3/4 pants too, can you share where you bought them, I'd love a pair!)

  3. I didn't realise you'd made so many tops! I really like the style of the browny coloured one where the pattern was too big.
    That's the exact sort of thing I'm looking for to make some tops. I always have trouble choosing fabric that is actually appropriate to be worn though!

  4. so fantastic,i wish i had a collection of beautiful tops and your collection of sandals.

  5. Was just about to post the dates for the outfits I loved the most but then realised - I love them all!! Especially the tops. Loving the made-it posts. You are a great sewer and look amazing in your outfits - particularly given you've been under the weather!

  6. I love these outfits, especially the March 13th. Great fabric and a lovely pattern.

  7. I love all the prints, but the March 11 is my favorite! Beautiful!

  8. I love the top in the black/white! And that little fox pin is adorable.

    I love the print and cut on that second dress too- I'll have to check out that pattern.

    Love that pop of yellow with the sandals and I love the mod print of the shirt!


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