Monday, May 20, 2013

Giveaway Winner and MMM Monday: Day 13 to 19 Recap

A Monday hello! Hope that you all had a nice weekend and a good start of the week. Ours were not too shabby. :)

Straight to the fun task at hand:

The fabric giveaway WINNER is.....

There were 5 ladies participating in the giveaway, each has 2 entries ;), and the Bean picked the winner. To the other ladies, sorry!

FAYE! :) So dear Faye doll, shoot me an email of your contact info, and I will pack and mail you the saree silk as soon as I can get to the posto. :) Will be fun for us to see what you decide to make with it! Enjoy!


My MMM'13 original pledge:

I, Far of Memoryseed blog (, sign up as participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear (and document that fact) at least one self made/refashioned garment everyday in May. Repeats are a possibility. It is also a time that I am going to truly 'investigate' my relationship with my Me-Made items. Time to take stock, and cull when necessary.

I didn't do such a great job documenting my wearing of my me-mades last week. A lot of the days I wore stuff that are more of a stay-at-home-and-do-the-cleaning variety. Not to say that I do a lot of cleaning (I rather sew and cook), but when I do it can get really messy (the clothes I'm wearing) even though there's just the 3 of us and we live in a tiny apartment. I suppose that's why people wear aprons...

Anyways, here is my 3rd week MM diary with some of the pics I managed this week that are "fit" for public viewing:

May 13th
Stayed at home. Wore me-made first refashion t-shirt with a pyjama pants! 
Verdict: Yeah, I need a better stay at home "uniform".. :( That's an ongoing personal style revamp project I suppose.

May 14th
Went on a picnic lunch with my beloveds at the park. 
Top is a non me made GAP striped t-shirt, but paired with me made hi-lo maxi skirt (that was initially a maxi dress, then turned into maxi skirt and then I hi-lo-ed it). Oh, and if you can see the tote bag I'm carrying in the pic, it's my old refashion project which seems to be one of the popular posts on this blog. I use it all the time!

Verdict: Frankly speaking I don't like it on me. The fabric is a modal knit, so soft and cool. But it's kinda heavy and I did use a lot of fabric (4 pieces of big rectangles initially, 2 outer another 2 as self lining!) and hold it together with a wide elastic. This type of maxi style add bulk to my mid section which is not a good idea when what I should do is minimize it. No matter if I wear a roomy blouse over it (which makes it worse actually). So, I'm guessing it's going to be back to the chopping table, and maybe made into an at home longing clothes somewhat, but not in it's current state.

May 15th
No suitable photos. Pretty much like May 13th, but with a diff me-made top (refashioned).

May 16th
Yeap, no photos on this day either. I think I wore non me mades on that day.

May 17th
It's #ThemeFriday over at MMM'13 flickr group (but I haven't posted there yet) and the theme last week was HAT.

Outfit was my up-sized, re-lined old Zara linen blend jacket (refashion project), over a long black tank top (non me-made) and worn with my newly made yoga waisted maxi skirt. Oh, the Bean wore a mommy made play pants.
Verdict: I like the jacket in the pics more than I like actually wearing it. I didn't reattach it with any buttons/closure when refashioning it, so it gapes open, so I have self conscious moments in it. According to Sarah Liz's body shape style guide, this is a good look for me, and I agree, I like my pics in this get up.

Hat's main fabric was from the leftover of my Zara linen pants (matching with the jacket worn in pic actually, and the pants were originally cut up to add panels into the sleeves and bodice of the original jacket worn here). So I have a matching jacket-hat combo now ;) 

Carolyn had the same pattern for the hat (she made view C i think), and also made hers from a pair of old pants! :) What can I say, I love her style and projects! It's not the first time and won't be the last time I derive my inspiration from her me-mades :)

May 18th
Playing kickball with hubby and the Bean at the park.
Wore my silk charmeuse caftan top (also worn during last year's MM) over my thrifted blue jeans.
Verdict: I like it. Color still okay after many machine wash.

May 19th
We stayed home. Nuff said. ;)

First week recap: mmm-monday-day-1-2-3-4-5-recap
Second week recap: mmm-monday-day-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-recap

 Happy sewing!


  1. Hi Far, you look gorgeous in all of the photo's - but I know what you mean about clothes for the house - we seem to forget about looking good at home. Needs to be on my project list as well. Maybe we can add this idea to the sew-a-long.

    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! Thankfully, MMM Is Once A Year, Lol. Not all Photos Of Me Turn Out Okay Enough For Me To Okay It. :) I Think Im A Better photographer In The Family! Lol.

      You Are Right, We (Me) Need TO Put Nice At Home Clothes On Our Project List!

  2. I'm digging the high-low skirt! Nice!

    1. I Think If It's Done in A Lightweight Flowing Fabric It Will Be So Much Better! I Saw Hi Lo Skirt On Others And Wanted One, But Mine Is nOt As Successful. Now I Understood Why..

  3. I like your caftan top...when I was considering whether to take part I realised my home 'uniform' didn't look that great too;-)

    1. Thanks Agy! Yup! Agreed! Lol. I Thought I Couldve Worn My Other Makes At Home But TheN They Might Get RuiN....

  4. Your garments are so beautiful! I absolutely love that skirt! I'm also happy to have won your contest - yeah me!!!! I'm emailing my contact info right this very minute.

  5. I love your outfit on May 13th.

  6. You are doing so great with MMM! I really like that white jacket on you, and I think you should wear it lots. It does suit you beautifully! Thank you so much for the kind words too; so sweet of you :)


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