If I had one blogging related wish I would wish for a photo fairy who both makes me not look as if I was staring a large, dangerous creature in the face every time a have a camera pointed at me and who takes acceptable pictures.
In the land of reality the pictures are what they are, so here it goes:
Day 12: Synchronous Swimmers Blouse and Pastel Blue Summer Jeans
I was working from home and the weather seemed fine, so I have those swimming ladies a go. Big regrets a little while later when it turned so could I decided to fire up the wood burner… May, ey??!!
Day 13: Read my Body dress
Another example of my growing collection of knit dresses. Ever since I bought my coverstitch machine I love sewing knits because I don’t have to fret about the twin needle any more. This dress is très chic, I try telling myself, because all the writing on it is in French. Mine is lamentable, so I couldn’t really say what the dress says… Hope it’s all complimentary.
The picture was actually taken a few days later. On the day I wore it with junky black thermal tights and a black cardie. May, ey??!!
Day 14: The “Chris got her act together” trousers and cowl neck top
I solemnly swore yesterday that I would get my act together and finish a few WIPs. Taking a spoonful of my own medicine I sat down and FINALLY put the waistband on those trousers and so I can wear them for the first time. I started making them back in autumn together with my Flying by the sides of my pants pants, in fact they use the same pattern, just without the peplum.
Day 15: Potentially ill-advised pants, basic T-shirt and cosy cardigan
Excuse my facial expression, the experiment with self timed photos isn’t going all that well…
I’m wearing trousers from Burdastyle 4/2014 and my basic T in a light pink. The cardie is me-made too. I’m not too sure about those trousers. I like the loose style as such, but the bulk-adding properties around the hips aren’t exactly what a pear-shape needs. I used a beige/brownish linen with a slight golden dusting, so they have a beach party vibe rather than a junky cardigan vibe. Maybe the summer will tell me if I should keep wearing them.
Day 16: The Job Interview Outfit
This was the first chance to wear my Job Interview Blouse.
I paired it with navy trousers following my TNT trouser pattern.
I really liked wearing the blouse, although I think on a repeat version I might make it a little smaller. Clearly it didn’t do enough to convince the interviewer, because I didn’t get the job. More time for sewing, I guess :-).
Day 17 and 18:
This was the weekend and I forgot to take pictures… ooops…
So you’ll have to take my word for it: I wore me-mades on both days. I wore different versions of my basic raglan top and yoga pants. The pants used the track suit bottom pattern from Burdastyle 6/2014, but I don’t like the way they turned out AT ALL, so I would be too embarrassed to post a picture, even if I had one.
So this ends the second full week of MMM. Lessons learnt so far:
- I really want to start wearing summer clothes now! I’m bored with all the cool weather stuff, even if deep down I like the garments in themselves.
- I have a lot more dresses than I can wear. I really should stop making them… (Not gonna happen, but you knew that anyway, didn’t you?!)
- I need more lounge wear bottoms, ideally something that I could contemplate wearing out of the house without my daughter aka The Fashion Police getting a heart attack.
How’s MMM going for you this year? Still hanging in there?