Tilda Swinton as Eve, from the new Jarmusch film, Only Lovers Left Alive
Ah, the final week of May! Stay tuned for the Me-Made-May ’14 wrap up and conclusions…
Me Mades: Moire print bloomers/short pajamas.These are from a chunk of inexpensive but decent quality remnant cotton I got at Zinck’s down in Berlin,Ohio a while back. The trim is what was left from a vintage skirt refashion. Actually worn for Day 27, but the Cosmos watching extended past midnight.
Me Mades:Vintage floral dirndl skirt refashion. Unders made from the SoZo pattern. This skirt had been languishing in the “need to work on to make usable” pile for over a year. I am so glad I finished it because it is extremely comfortable to wear. The fabric doesn’t stick and it seems to hold a press pretty well.
Me Mades:Stretchy denim pencil/jean skirt, worn to see comedian Eddie Izzard at the Palace. Loge seats, baby! (Mr.Pants occasionally gets free tickets to stuff through his work)
Me Mades:Ikat inspired rayon dress. And to quote Mr. Eddie Izzard. “Et, Voila!” Also I can write backwards in French.
Me Mades:Pins & Needles Peplum top, taking a meeting with myself.
Me Mades:Aurora Borealis tee. I think the GingerMakes photo model works well.
Look, I found a straggler from Week 2: Me Mades: Blue checked skirt from menswear shirt, a few years old.
Me Mades: Blue Bias Tee appropriate for Brinner and other belly filling activities.
Me Mades: Aurora Borealis tee, again. (not sick of it yet)
Me Mades: Stretchy denim pencil/jean skirt. Mostly self-drafted with fly-front zip, pockets, and contrast binding inside. I’ll turn it inside out later. New me-made garment per my Pledge. I’m posing inside my friend Sandy Buffie’s studio at 78th Street.
A day late a dollar short- or- awash in a sea of sparkly prom dresses so that’s why I’m behind. Here’s the wrap-up for MMM’14 week two. I wore Me-Mades more than two days of the week but missed a couple photos. OOPs.
Me-Mades: Sportsbra edged with fold over elastic.
Me-Mades: Floral dress made from Vintage bed sheet.
Me-Mades: I wore this shirt three times this week. It’s really comfortable. New rayon blouse cut from a vintage menswear floppy shirt of the 1990s. I hacked off the yoke, collar, sleeves and side seams; then I turned it back to front and cut out a new blouse using my trusty Janky basic top pattern and added the collar back to the new front, utilizing the original shirttail hem. Also worn: Unders made from the same shadow stripe stretch as the sports bra.
Me Made May wasn’t too tough to complete as it was a short week.
Me-Mades: Aurora Borealis shirt, 2014. Made from the top portion of the dress pattern used here. Fabric from Jo-Ann’s. Unders, made from knit fabric scraps using Zoe’s free pattern. You really get the best, comfiest wedgie-free fit this way!
Als0 wearing: my new custom-made necklace by the very talented Sandy Buffie. Sandy has a jewelry and sculpture studio in the same artist’s building as I do. I gave her an Indian pendant that I have been carrying around for years, and two diamond-shaped beads, and she put it all together with some recycled silk sari strips and chain. It just happened to be done on the day I wore this shirt. Perfect, no?
Friday in the studio…can you tell that I’m exhausted?
Me-Mades: Silky roses blouse, ca. 2011. Pattern unknown. The fabric came in a bundle from the thrift store with half a pattern and one piece cut out. I drafted up the rest of the pattern and made facings and made it into a lovely shirt.
Edit: D’oh! the correct Instagram is @cynicalcarnivale. Durr.
For the third year in a row, I will be participating in Me-Made-May. The brainchild of the lovely and talented Zoe, stitchers across the inter-webs pledge to wear self-made garments throughout the month of May and then share photos with the world. This year, ‘I, Margaret of ‘Senjiva Studio, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear at least two Me-Made items or outfits per week for the duration of May 2014, and to make at least one new item and restyle a thrift store garment. ‘
I will be blogging weekly about the previous weeks’ “me-mades;” and posting additionally on Instagram @cynicalcarnivale with the tag #MMM14. Feel free to follow as I beg those around me to take photos of my outfits. A few photos from last year:
Ah, Spring, when young men and women shine up their trusty velocipedes, press the plaid, and pedal downtown for the Fantastic Cleveland Tweed Ride! I had so much fun last year that I’m doing it again this year. Therefore, PSA: Senjiva Studio will close at 1pm on Saturday April 26 in order to participate. We are also proud to be a prize sponsor this year with several unique cycling caps to be given away at the after party at Nano Brew in Ohio City.
For your enjoyment, some more photos of the 2013 revelry, starring myself, Mr. Pants, and the whole darn snazzy crew. Join us, won’t you??
All photos taken by, and property of Senjiva Studio.
Welcome Spring!! Today is the first day of the long-awaited Spring season. Celebrate by coming to the monthly Third Friday open house (March 21st, 5-9pm) at 78th Street Studios and get out of that winter funk. Senjiva Studio has a fresh batch of sweet vintage clothing finds for sale. Nautical stripes, fresh prints, and sassy satin secretary blouses lead the charge. Give winter a sendoff with a big sale on sweaters. Any vintage sweater in stock is only $10!! Men’s sport coats will be $20, even designer labels. The Tweed Ride is next month, so this is a perfect time to start getting your ensemble together.
Just a few of the new looks available in the vintage shop.