Thank you to everybody who took the time to comment on my last post. I LOVED reading about how long you’ve all been sewing, how you’d categorise yourselves and what you've achieved (a lot). It’s a subject I could happily discuss for days on end and never tire of. I’ll definitely be returning to it at a later date. In the meantime, I’ve got outfits to talk about. Want to know what I’ve been wearing for the past three days? Read on..
|MMJ: Day Five|
Top: Me-made from a vintage 1930’s pattern
Me-Made Category: blouse B, trousers A
I’ve only worn this blouse once before, but it was when I met up with my lovely fellow bloggers in Brighton so it did have an appreciative audience! Today, paired with my 1940’s trousers, this was a super comfortable outfit. I ended up staying indoors as it rained all day so they were in effect a form of high class PJ’s. And yes, I was totally overdressed for a day of slouching around, but did I care? No.
|MMJ: Day Six|
Top: Marks and Spencer
Me-Made Category: A
These trousers are amongst my most worn me-made pieces. They go with absolutely everything and make my legs look longer than they actually are. What’s not to like?
|MMJ: Day Seven|
Top: Me-made Colette Patterns Sencha
Trousers: Banana Republic
Me-Made Category: B
After a long run of navy blue, I needed some colour today, so out came my Sencha. It’s made from a stiff quilting cotton (a rookie error) so looks much better untucked. I also lowered the neckline an inch or so when I made it as it was unwearably high necked in its original state. It’s been worn twice, both times when I hadn’t been sewing for long, so I felt really self-conscious in it. Having now made and worn my own clothes for over a year, I’m a firm believer that if you feel good in what you’re wearing, the chances are that you’ll look good too. Amazingly, this time round, this blouse has had a really positive reception – five compliments received today! I could get used to this…