Friday, May 30, 2014

Me Made May - Week 3 and 4 and a bit of 5

Well I've taken my sweet time since the last Me Made May post, so here is pretty much what's left of the month! 

(You can see the first and second posts here)

There were more than a few days where I didn't wear me made mainly because I just wanted to get going in the morning and not have to worry about making my dodgier things look normal. 

I also noticed I didn't have enough separates. I have plenty of skirts, but no where near enough tops. I think I have 2 me made tops that I actually want to wear. Hopefully I can rectify that soon as I've recently bought patterns and fabric just for that purpose. 

Also we had some crazy weather this month. Sometimes it was really cold and then, like last week it was Springtime warm! So dressing to match the weather became an art form

So lets have a look then! 

Week 3 Tuesday - I wore my Paisley shift again, this time with tights

On Wednesday I wore my lovely Barbara with boots

By Thursday I was getting sick of the dark colours and chose this tube skirt which I made from the same Spoonflower fabric as my shift dress. With a white jumper and pink shoes!  

For week 4 I went for a very green ensemble - Me made black mini, op-shopped cardi and a paisley dress worn as a top

For Tuesday I had a kind of cleaner look - Me made tube skirt and op-shopped shirt

Wednesday I was home sick so there was no Me Made, but Thursday I was back at it again, with a me made circle skirt, store bought top and op-shopped belt

For Friday I was able to dress casual - I wore this floral shift dress with matching navy tights

That Saturday was Fabric-a-brac. I wore my Sally dress for the day, but I didn't want to expose the dress before posting it, so this was the only photo I took

Week 5 - is it really week 5? The month started off at the end of the week... 

Anyway. Spurred on I think from seeing so many retro things over the weekend, for Monday I wore a brown ponte shift dress with orange tights! So very much your nannas lounge room in the 70's. I used this pattern for the dress

Tuesday I was feeling a little more creative - I wore my tweed pinny with a black long sleeved top. I wanted to wear a turtle-neck but I don't own any! Oh my!

I instead tied a nice little scarf around my neck to give that area some decoration

Wednesday I think was my best effort! I wore 3 me mades!! The blue mini, the copper jacket and the blouse were all me made! The triangle cardi is from Gorman

And so that was it for Me Made May! - How did you go with your pledge? I definitely didn't meet mine which was to wear my own makes every work day, but I didn't really get to do that - oh well! 
And even though I had quite a few items to wear I kept gravitating back to the same skirts and dresses, which is fine, but its also helped me come to terms with the fact that I just don't want to wear my very old makes which are still in my wardrobe. They aren't really my style any more!

Well I was fun - and I will definitely do it next year again!

Thanks for following along!
Cat xo 


  1. Great outfits Cat, like you I gravitated to the same makes over and over again and I could probably do with making some more tops! I love the pinny teamed with the scarf - very chic! x

    1. Thanks! I thought you might like the scarf look. I actually borrowed some inspiration from your scarf looks!

  2. Awesome! I really really love that copper jacket.

    1. Thanks! Its such an old coat now, but cropping off the length really changed it up

  3. Great outfits, I love how you've paired things! The pinny with the scarf is actually my favourite, I think the scarf adds much more interest than just a turtleneck would have.

    1. Thanks! I will have to remember to wear my scarfs more often. i have heaps of them!

  4. I have returned, dear Catherine, and just in time to experience the grand finale of your Me-Made-May. I also clicked back to the first and second posts and gazed in wonder at the fashions you expertly produced. Speaking as one of the few men in your circle and probably the only one of the Baby Boom generation, I can confidently state that you have triumphed. You're a lovely young woman, a natural model, and you assembled some very smart work outfits. It won't surprise you to know that it took my breath away to see your "Barbara & Boots" which I greatly admired last fall when you unveiled it along with the witchy black hat, reminding me of Stevie Nicks.

    U got the look and U got the knack, dear friend. Well done!

    1. Aww thank you! So glad for you to have popped in to see them all! And as always, I'm happy for the Stevie Nicks comparison!

  5. Every one a winner in my book! You are just brilliant and a gorgeous model for your fab creations. xxx

  6. I've just discovered your blog! WOW! Really love what you've made. Basic, long-sleeved, mini shift dresses are my personal favourite, so I was just a little bit excited to see someone else shares my passion :-) Just off to read your other posts now!

    1. Aww thanks girl! I hope you enjoy my blog, especially if you love the 60s! xo


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