So here's my original pledge:
I, Far of Memoryseed blog (farsland.blogspot.com), 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.
Picture diary for the 2nd week of Me-Made-May 2013:
Worn with non me-made cropped cardi and white eyelet skirt.
A quick run to the grocery's.
The great weather continued into last week (and seems like this week too). We went for a stroll at the Gas works Park and looked at the sailboats.
I wore my spring silk chiffon blouse, which was a refashion project from an old dress, over blue jeans.
The Bean wore one of his mommy-made pants again...
I think we must've stayed in the whole day, while I did some sewing and re-work on a couple of things. The whole day I did not wear any me-made, just a stay at home knit dress. But hubby worn to work some sort of a refashioned shirt. From a long sleeved baggy checkered shirt, re-did as a casual short sleeved one. Hehe..
Wearing my last year's birthday silk jersey V1179 dress that I chopped into tunic length. Again, paired with boring black cardigan and curduroy pants.
Me and the Bean went to Joann's to add some more Simplicity patterns to mommy's stash (was on sale for about $1 each), but we had to wait for hubby to come home from work to take pics... Actually I tried taking pic with our proper cam (with tripod and remote, inspired by Carolyn :)), but man, too many toys on the floor in the shots...
It's Friday and the week's theme was sewing space. :) My sewing space being in a closet in the narrow entryway of our apartment made it difficult to take picture of me at it...
But the above are snapshots of the space's wall that I re-did just earlier in the week. I made 2 fabric-covered pinboards by repurposing thick and doubled polystyrene foams from packaging (the fabric cover was leftover thrifted bright green cotton curtains that I used when making cushions and stuff previously). One of the pinboards, on the left, are now my fully covered by inspiration photos ripped off old InStyle magazines, while the one on the right is pinned with family photos. I also finally hung the framed carved wood art of the kebaya dress, purchased in Kuala Lumpur during my recent trip home visiting my father. Very apt for my sewing space!
Also on that day, I wore my emerald green refashioned top with jeans, while chasing after the Bean at the playground (who wore another old mommy-made play pants that he already wore last week)
We went out for a lil bit to get pizza takeout and then stay in :) Pic was of me carrying the food in the elevator. I wore my yellow and white silk top, and the up-sized, re-lined linen light jacket. Definitely over jeans I think...
Mother's Day! Wearing my silk chiffon pink parfum blouse, over a baggy white jeans! LOL.
The Bean was happily jumping in another one of his old mommy-made play pants.
We were at the Gas Works park again. Of course. It's just a lil bit under a mile from our place after all.
Hope that everyone had a great weekend and Mother's Day as we did!
It is obvious that all my pants and jeans are very baggy, will I look better if I make them a bit fitter? More proportionate or at least look trendier/younger? Even my mom and aunt wore better fitted pants!
First week recap: mmm-monday-day-1-2-3-4-5-recap
By the way, tomorrow is my birthday, and i think a giveaway is in order. I have this mostly maroon silk saree fabric, with embroidered border (gold thread on grey/metal). I didn't measure the length, but if it is enough to make a saree, it would be more than enough to make a dress, top, blouse with some leftover i'm sure. :) Would anybody be interested in the fabric? It is really pretty, but the color is too dark for my coloring (I got another set in bright green that I plan to make into something for myself :))
p/s: The pic is bright. I think the maroon is deeper.