Monday, June 02, 2014

Me Made May - Week Five

Week five is also known as "The week I was totally sick of having photos taken each day" - hence the photos are a bit crap! There's nothing much new to see here (well one new thing). I just wanted you guys to know I ALMOST made it to the end of the month wearing something made by me each day.

26 May
Made by Me - Dragon Lady Dress (yet to be blogged - post coming soon!)
Other stuff - Necklace from and op shop
 
27 May 
Made by Me - Maudella Dress
Other stuff - Cardi from Glassons and necklace bought in Korea

28 May
Made by Me - Purple Kitty Dress
Other stuff - Cardi from Rich, belt from clothes swap and necklace from Alicia

29 May
Made by Me - Meg Dress
Other stuff - Tights from Farmers and boots from Avon

30 May
Made by Me - Mask Dress
Other stuff - Tights from who knows where and boots from Korea

31 May

So I didn't quite make it to the full 31 days! On Saturday I went to Armageddon and wore my Hell Bunny eyeball dress. However, I did run out to the store in the morning to buy some tights whilst wearing my monthly stitch vintage pattern challenge dress, so that kind of counts right?

FINAL THOUGHTS.....
 
Generally I don't have any problems with having my photo taken, but a whole month taking photos every day is just too exhausting! 
 
When it comes to dress making - I am very much a "dress maker" rather than a top, skirt or anything else maker. I really need to try and make a few more separates.
 
I do really favour making things from cottons and May is pretty much winter in NZ! I spend most of the winter months wearing my beloved vintage polyester dresses because I find them so warm without too much bulk. But I DO have merino waiting to be stitched up for winter. I really must get onto that to keep myself warm.  

Also, I think I will do self stitched September this year - it will mean I can actually take outfit posts in daylight!

14 comments:

JuanitaTortilla said...

Yay! The month did fly by just like that; even though I *hate* to be taking pictures of myself in something-me-made, I feel the daily chore for this challenge (as you've expressed :D) Well, that's done then!

Self-stitched September, here we come?

Johanna said...

I greatly admire your collection of dresses! You look great. And definitely stitch up that merino, so luxurious and warm :)

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Well I think you've done a marvellous job of the May challenge. How many people on the street can say they wore something they made everyday? I love all the wild printed cottons you've been using and who knew Avon made boots? xx

wastedfashion said...

I love the Meg dress and how you wear them with those high boots!!!

Trees said...

Of course I'm keen for self stitched September!

Trees said...

Thanks Jo - I have two lengths of merino in stripes. I think my fear of pattern matching is holding me back!

Trees said...

Thanks so much :) Also I have a few pairs of shoes from Avon - they sell a lot of different stuff now :)

Trees said...

Knee high boots is the only way to keep warm walking to and from work :)

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Well done on your efforts on Me Made May. I am so loving that blue on you....can't wait to see the first frock in a post. Xx

pastcaring said...

You did it! Another fab collection of you-made items, love the look of that first dress we haven't properly seen yet.
I think a whole month of daily photos would be tough for anyone, it must start to feel like a chore rather than a pleasure, and blogging is supposed to be fun! xxxx

Vix said...

Love that cobalt blue on you and well done for completing the challenge! maybe I can get my act together next year? xxx

Trees said...

The post will come - I promise :)

Trees said...

I would love to see your MMM Vix! Curtain couture all the way :)

Trees said...

Thank you! I shall blog that dragon dress soon :)