5.21.2012

mmmmonday the third




as you can see, my beau is highly judgmental of my last outfit for week three.  he should be.  indeed, it is not a head-to-toe me-made look, but a thrifted silk top (sides taken in, length taken off, ties taken up) and a pair of stretch jeans (front pockets hacked out and sewn closed, pants hemmed a la lady danburry's awesome pinched hem tutorial).  it totally doesn't count but at least i had it all under a sewing machine at some point... 

hey, LOOK y'all.   what.   sunday was, as they say, day one of le month  (and i'm not talking me-made-month). that day.  Is Always.  Stretch Jeans Loose Top Day.

moving back in time!  friday saw the purple yardage of my perfet summer wacay dress, quite drunkenly blogged about in days of yore.  this is only the second time i've worn it!  what the fa, oona.  it had stretched out lengthwise about 18 inches (i kept it on a hanger, jersey does not want to be on a hanger, did you know that?) so i finally cut the excess off, and gave another inch of breathing room to the armholes.  GO ME MADE MAY.

the middle child of last weekend is dixie diy's (free!) one shoulder dress pattern, borne out of an intense surge of jealousy that engulfed me when i spied seek's awesome chevroned version last week.  it sews up super quick! though the bodice side seam step took a few minutes of puzzling... and i added some braid... and i bailed on the elastic... i'll be detailing that soon.  

soon.  i seem to jinx myself whenever i promise anything "soon", but i do really mean to have separate posts for new makes.  right now i'm in the middle of a bunch of things, as evidenced by the tree pose i felt necessary last saturday. the weekends are actually busiest for me, and although i've kept silent here & at your blogs i've been reading and chuckling and oohing to myself whilst my coworkers give me the side eye.  it's a nice side eye, no worries. though the one compliment i got on my outfits from last week was for my RTW fail day... hrrrmmmmm...

19 comments:

  1. I had a cheat day today--the stencilled t-shirt from my Halloween costume counts, right?

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  2. Love love love you pose and outfit for day 8. Like seriously....

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  3. Love your Day 7 & Day 8 looks! And yes, Day 1 (and 2 and 3) are always stretch jeans and lose top days. So it totally counts. And the top is cute!

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  4. it's not as if there is some MMM police checking up on our level of sewing investment on each out fit, right? I'm wearing a pajama top I made today,--maybe working from home isn't such a great thing. I have such an authority issue, that as soon as I announce that I will be writing about something on le Blog, I resist my own announcement and do something else completely. I love that azalea hack.

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    1. If there are ever MMM police, I hope that they ride around on Segways. We have police officers who ride in squad cars, we have police officers who ride bicycles, and last week I saw POLICE WHO RIDE ON SEGWAYS!!!! It was ... unexpected. So there, New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser! The Southern town of Greensboro, North Carolina is hardly "derelict" if it can afford Segway-ridin' law- abidin' men and women in uniform. Didn't see them stop anyone for wardrobe infractions, tho.

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    2. oh segways. they scream law & order. the absolutely enjoyable horror.

      (and sigrid, i think you've nailed my problem.)

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  5. Hahaha I think it's totally acceptable to consider reconstructed/reworked/repaired clothing to be Me-Made - I mean, after all, it wouldn't even exist in it's new state if it hadn't met up with your sewing machine! Otherwise, I've been cheating a lot during MMM hahaha :)

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  6. Love the day 7 dress-- such a great color! But DUDE-- I LOVE the day 8 dress! That fabric is amazing! I want it! And I love the one/two shoulder thing you've got going on! Can I have that dress? Please? Thanks so much! You're really too kind!

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  7. I agree with Sigrid - there's no MMM police! I've been wondering if its cheating for me to wear the same pair of pants all week - but I decided, nah! Day 8 is definitely my favorite - awesome fabric and I love the addition of the braids.

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    1. not when the pants are YOUR hot pants!

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  8. I love your jersey maxi dress and your one shoulder dress, everything you make looks so good on you! I would totally consider heavily altered to be me made!

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  9. I love all of your outfits, and I consider heavily altered to be me made - anything that's been under a sewing machine counts for me! The purple jersey is my absolute face - it looks sooooooooo comfy.

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  10. Hey I'd like to see Mr. Judgemental Picture Dude wear all me-made clothes all the time. It takes a lot of planning!
    I love that purple dress, but I can't believe it stretched that much. I just shrank a jersey skirt, so maybe I will hang it for six months and see if I can get the length back!

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    1. well... it is VERY. cheap jersey. :)

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  11. Is there a woman in the world who doesn't have Stretch Jeans Loose Top day? I think that altered silk top is gorgeous! And your outfit for day 8 is perfect. The vibrant pattern screams Oona! In fact, when I see awesomely patterned fabric in stores now, I call it Oona fabric.

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    1. i hope you scream it and make small children scared.

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  12. i just love your face and style!

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  13. :D I call those days jersey dress days. Refashions totally count as me-mades! Love the silk top, and the azalea hack looks awesome on you!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!