Month: May 2015

Me-Made Mother’s Day Hemlock Tee

First off, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to my amazing madre! And of course to all of you other moms out there! On the topic of mothers (and daughters) – I’ve been watching a lot of Gilmore Girls recently (I’ve seen them all multiple times… Danny hasn’t… so now that they’re on Netflix, naturally, we started from the beginning). I still love everything about that show. It’s right there with Friends for me. It never gets old. Anyway, if you like the show, you’ll probably appreciate this. I especially agree with #10! lol So… back to Mother’s Day… as much as I do love flowers and I know she appreciates them, I wanted to go a little more original this year :) I was going between the Mandy Boat Tee and the Hemlock Tee – but I think what drew me more to the Mandy Boat Tee was the one version they show in the pictures that’s made from a really pretty blue stripe fabric – but overall I like the scoop neck better. SO… I went best of both worlds and found …

Me-Made-May’15 Part One

01|31 Starting it off right in my Aztec Bellevue. 02|31 Took a little stroll with the family in my Sloan Leggings (in pink and in training) :) 03|31 Finished sewing my new Union St. Tee just in time to go to the mooovies! 04|31 My Minna Blouse turned out to be a little more resilient than I thought. At least it’s good enough to wear to work. :) 05|31 Putting a bird on my work day in my Vintage McCall’s 6367. 06|31 A random Wednesday off work = lounging/sewing time in my Aztec Matilda Leggings! 07|31 Raiding my dad’s garden in my most comfortable tee ever – my Seamed Stripes Swing Tee! 08|31 Trying to liven up the work week in my Floral Blocked Skirt! Can you floral block something? Or is it still color blocking? Haha… Katy got me thinking. Reflections on the week: Right away, I put these two in the donate pile: The skirt was fun to make but isn’t realistic at all for my wardrobe. And the shorts – I can’t go on pretending these actually …

Me-Made Inventory & A New Make!

Before I get into outfits and what not… it’s nice to see everything in one place – or take a look at what I’m up against, however you want to look at it. So here it is in all its glory… my me-made wardrobe! TOPS BOTTOMS OTHER It’s not much, but it’s mine and I love that it’s slowly growing and helping me figure out my style (or if I even have one) :) See individual posts for most of the items here. And now for my first me-made make in May! Say that 5 times fast :) I wanted to try out the sizing on the Union St. Tee, so while I was cutting fabric for a skirt, I cut one out in the same fabrics. I cut a small this time because the fabric was a little thicker and more stretchy than last time. It’s a black ponte de roma from Girl Charlee, and I combined it with this black stretch vegan leather for the sleeves. A fun twist on the plain black tee. …