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:Leaf print skirt made from a questionable/borderline hideous men’s shirt from the thrift store. Once I hacked it into a skirt and sewed the pocket back on, i was really happy with it.
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: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: 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:
80s Floral Bedsheet Dress.
Black dress with stripey tote after Taco Thursday with my friend. Yay Happy Hour!