Day 24 - n/a - I wore a semi-boxy t-shirt from J.Crew that I love. So much so that I traced it a couple of years ago. I finally made one this week! see below. Oh, and rtw shorts, cause obviously a girl's gotta wear more than a t-shirt ;-P
Day 25 - n/a - This was the dirtiest of the home improvement days this month so, I wore a (free) souvenir t-shirt and shorts. I don't dare mess up my me-mades :-) Maybe when I have plenty more to choose from?
Day 26 - Navy Ikat linen skirt - One more time! For a Memorial day cookout at a neighbor's house. Ok, this day cinched it. No one else showed up to the party wearing a skirt and yet, I still felt perfectly comfortable in it. I think the fabric and the print make it casual enough to not stand out. Normally, I get "Aww, you didn't have to get dressed up." but, not this time. And, the linen was downright heavenly in the humid, raining off-and-on, summer heat. Grade: A
|Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Skirt: self-drafted, Shoes: Hush Puppies, Jewelry: Lilly Pulitzer & J.Crew, Umbrella: Totes|
Day 27 - Self-Drafted Lavender Linen Skirt - Another day, another repeat. For running errands and whatnot. Not much new to say about this one. I really wanted to wear it when I woke, which is always a good sign. It's a bit tricky to pair though. I Googled and, apparently, the trendy option would have been mint. Having a mint silk blouse, I considered it but, I think it's a bit too "omgfashun" for me to pull off and would have just looked way too sugary sweet. So, I went with blue. Blue's always good (I hope). I felt good in it at least :) Grade: A-
|Brandon was away on business again but, I remembered the timer on our camera, trying to spare you the cell phone selfies :)|
Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Skirt: self-drafted, Shoes: Dolce Vita, Bracelet: Lilly Pulitzer
Day 28 - Self-drafted (traced) "Daphne" T-shirt - This is my first attempt at finally remaking my aforementioned beloved J.Crew t-shirt. I can't find a lightweight stable knit like they used so, mine came out drapier and less boxy but, I do still love it. Oh, and more blue-green (turquoise, jade, teal, I love it all)! I plan to make more of these and write up a proper post eventually but, my overall thoughts are very good. I'm still a knits-newbie but, I finished it the closest to the original way as I good (I even used a twin needle!!) and I'm really pleased. It filled a me-made gap and it's going to be a regular wear :) I do think the outfit overall is a little boring though. Grade: B+
|T-shirt: self-drafted, Shorts: AE, Bracelet: Target, Shoes: Dolce Vita|
Day 29 - Maria Denmark Kimono t-shirt - more home improvement - Ok, so I said I never wear me-mades for construction but, I attempted this pattern a few years ago when I knew absolutely nothing about knits and the quality is less than I like. I like it, I just don't like to wear it out of the house. Now that I'm a bit more knit-educated, I really should try this pattern again - it's cute, comfy, and on-trend. No grade.
Day 30 - Maria Denmark Kimono t-shirt - ditto - and ditto.
Only 1 day to go! (Ok, technically that was yesterday... post coming tomorrow with my end-of-challenge thoughts :)
Me-Made-May '14: My Pledge
Me-Made-May '14: Week 1
Me-Made-May '14: Week 2
Me-Made-May '14: Week 3
Me-Made-May '14: Week 4