Monday, 16 May 2016

Me Made May 2016 - week 1 & 2

Hi everyone!

May is already halfway, so it is about time I share my outfits for the challenge. So far I have kept up with it and have worn 3 me-mades or refashioned items per week. It made me realise I have mostly sewn things for warm-weather and special occasions. Luckily, we've had some good days lately, so I have been able to wear some items without the trouble of adding layers.

Meanwhile, I've started to sew a new dress, and I have some more thrifted clothes that are waiting for me to refashion. Hopefully I'll be able to share some of those as well in May!

Week 1
First outfit: me-made top, hacked from a Knipmode pattern for a Badgley Mischka bathing suit 
Second outfit: skirt, thrifted from Think Twice and refashioned
Third outfit: same skirt (I wear this one a lot) with me-made crop top from a Burda pattern (here, which is actually the bodice from this dress


Week 2
First outfit: that day was a bit colder, so I paired this self-drafted camisole top with a sparkly woolen vest for a party at a friend's
Second outfit: refashioned floral blazer that brought some sunshine to my otherwise black outfit
Third outfit: the same camisole as earlier that week, with a long cardigan and sneakers for a more casual look



Monday, 2 May 2016

Me Made May 2016

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Hi guys!

I have finally found a little bit of time and courage to think of this blog again. The last couple of months have been insanely busy, but now exams are coming up, and that is usually the time my sewing mojo peaks.

The last years, I have been looking at the many wondrous pieces of clothing that fellow sewists have been showing during Me Made May, and this year, I finally decided to join in. So here is my pledge:

I, Birgit (, @birgitvg on instagram), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least 3 me-made or refashioned items per week for the duration of May 2016.

I will be documenting my outfits through Instagram, and rounding them up here on the blog. This way, I hope to get more wear out of the things I made and identify the gaps in my wardrobe I might be experiencing.

Have a happy week everyone!