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Me Made May 2016 - Week 4

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Here we go, the last installment of Me Made May for 2016.

This week, autumn arrived in time for the start of winter, so I got to dig out some winter wear items, finally.

My challenge was to come up with two Me Made outfits a week to post, apart from wearing at least one Me Made item per day. Here are my outfits for the week:


It's Wednesday, and I'm not in jeans and runners, because I'm not at work. What gives? It's my birthday, I've taken the day off and my husband is taking me out for lunch.  Wearing: Skirt - Colette Mabel Top - Sewaholic Renfrew in merino, pre-blog make Jacket - McCalls M6441
Even though he is an excellent husband, he is not a great blog photographer. He doesn't get that I need multiple photos to get one I like. After about four photos, he loses interest. This is the best of a total of three.

Saturday, and it is officially cold today. Finally I get to wear my Paprika Jasper sweatshirt, along with Tessuti Anita Ponti Pants (doesn't the ter…

Me Made May 16 - Week 3

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Welcome to Week 3, of my version of Me Made May 2016 - Climate Change Edition.
This weekend I heard the news that New South Wales is on track to have it's warmest May ever. This is no surprise. The daily maximums have hovered in the low to mid 20s, which is about 5 degrees warmer than average for this time of year. I have yet to break out the long boots, tights and scarves. That Paprika Patterns Jasper sweatshirt from a few posts ago that I was rushing to finish before the cold weather started? Need not have worried! Haven't had a chance to wear it yet!

To recap, my challenge is to wear at least Me Made item a day (not documented), and two Me Made outfits per week to share with you on the blog. Here are this weeks Me Made Outfits:


It's Saturday. With my camp chair and flat white, I'm ready for a spot of netball watching. Wearing:
Shirt - Sewaholic Granville Jacket - Sewaholic Minoru Pants - Style Arc Misty (these are getting worn a lot at the moment)
I got excited when…

MBM - Style Arc Beth and Tessuti Mandy

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Two items to share today, both in the category of "comfortable basics", which pretty much constitutes 90% of my wardrobe.
The top is Tessuti Mandy Boat Neck tee, made before here and here. Both of these tops have been hardworking items in my wardrobe, and after three years solid service, are just about ready to be superannuated. At least one replacement Mandy was in order.  The fabric is some sort of rayon/poly blend knit from Remnant Warehouse. For this version, I followed the lead of a number of bloggers and took 5cm out of centre front and back - you can see there is still enough volume there. I also lengthened the body pieces about 10cm, and the sleeves also about 10cm to make them long sleeves, instead of 3/4 sleeves. This was a super-quick sew. When I find another suitable stripey knit, I'll make another. And seriously, I don't have much else to add!




Ok onto the pants, Style Arc Beth, which is a variation of the much loved Style Arc Barb. The only difference i…

Me Made May 2016 - Week 2

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Week 2 of Me Made May for 2016 over.
To recap, the challenge I set myself is to wear one me made item per day (not documented) and at least two  me made outfits per week, which I will document. (As I noted in my pledge post, my me made outfit days fall on my non-work days. Jeans work best for my work with disabled adults, and I just haven't gone there with my sewing).

This week was another week of guiltily gorgeous weather, with temps bouncing around the low 20s and mild humidity.


Soaking up some rays, while waiting for my flat white at a local cafe on Friday. Wearing: Top - Planfrew/Rentain Merino Cardi - Simplicity 2603 Pants - Style Arc Misty pull-on jeans Now the humidity around here is in the manageable area,  the Misty pants have been on high rotation. So comfortable! The yellow cardi doesn't get many outings, but it should get more. I always feel happy wearing it, and the colour gets  positive comments.


Classic tourist shot in front of the Sydney Opera House on Saturday…

Me Made May 16 - Week 1

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My MMM16 challenge this year is to wear at least one Me  Made item per day, and at least two Me Made outfits a week. I'm only posting the outfits.

The weather has been beautiful this week- thank you climate change. It is Mother's Day tomorrow, and I remember as a child by Mother's Day I was wearing spencers under my school uniform, and scraping ice off car windows in Sydney. Not these days.


Here's a dose of reality - end of day, hair and clothes gym-rumpled, no make up. Today's outfit brought to you by Style Arc: Top - Style Arc Evie Cardi - Style Arc Cosy Cardi  Pants - Style Arc Misty

Netball watching and errands today in beautiful autumn sunshine. My daughter's team is undefeated so far! Go NNBNC 17Bs!! Top - a well worn Tessuti Mandy Pants - Style Arc Tessa
In other sewing news, I've joined the Stashbusting Sewalong . Over the years, I've accumulated pieces of fabric that have demanded standards of sewing beyond my capabilities at the time. But I t…