Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge:Plaid

So this weeks wardrobe challenge was plaid and I planned to wear this green skirt as soon as I found out what it was, I also planned to make a blue top to go with the skirt so I could also keep up my success Made by Me May.
However, this week has been so busy at work, I've worked three 10 hour days and one 9 hour day. I hope the worst of it is over now and tommorrow I can just do my normal 8 hours as I am exhausted! All this extra work meant that I didn't finish the blue top I was making to wear with this skirt - I cut it out ands began sewing it, all that is left to do is the side seams and the hem. But I just simply had not time to finish it up which really sucks as I had the best intentions to get it done and keep up my record for Made by Me May! 
I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself though, it's currently very busy at work and I knew it would be at this time of year - so I knew it would be a huge challenge to keep up Made by Me May for the full month when I'm only a beginner sewer really. I'm sure some people who do these kinds of challenges have made LOADS of clothes, over lengthy periods of time. I only really began making clothes in December last year.
Want to know a secret about this pink shirt? It's actually a dress! One of my friends from work gave it to me when she was having a wardrobe clear out - however she is quite petite, so on me the dress was WAY too short. I didn't know what to do with it for a long time, then it hit me I could just wear it as a shirt.

I bought this braclet when we lived in Taipei, but I hardly ever seem to wear it. The wee bunny is my favourite charm.

So my top was going to be kind of the same colour as these tights - that would have been pretty rad. I WILL finish making it this weekend - along with the craft swap packages I need to finish up. But I also think this weekend calls for lots of time chillaxing.


Boots - Dr Martins, bought in Seoul
Tights - Glassons
Skirt - from a clothes swap party
Top - from a work mates wardrobe clear out
Bracelet - Bought at stall at subway station in Taipei
Cardy - Hell Bunny, bought online
Necklace - Meg's Ragged Edge - gift


Vintage Sweetheart said...

I hope work slows down for you so you can have time to get your craft on! I love that necklace, very cool. xx

Camelia Crinoline said...

I like the tights and the bright pink dress with the plaid. The first time I did MMM it was quite a struggle because I didn't have many wearable me made clothes and the second time we had the September earthquake during Self Stitched September so I didn't finish so don't feel bad about not being able to keep up.

Cosmia, Inflammatory Knit said...

Nice outfit! I love the swallow cardigan! And I would be stressed beyond belief by MbMM, you've done great so far!

alicia said...

all i ever want to do is chillax. <3

Curtise said...

The skirt is great, and I like that you've teamed it with the bright pink shirt/dress. Hope works slows down, those sound like some crazy hours to me! xx

cb said...

yea, don't be so hard on yourself, 3 ten hour days! that is craziness! you poor thing! i hope the rest of the week goes back to 8 or maybe 7? i hate long work days and i know i am totally so tired from the 8 hours i work so i totally understand. i hope you get some rest this weekend!

Vix said...

I'm not surprised you're exhausted, I can't believe how you manage to blog as well!
Love that plaid skirt with the pink dress and blue tights and your specs are fab. x

Helga said...

PLAID!!! Love it,it's a splendid plaid!
I have never had the guts to do MAde Me MAy OR Self Stitched Spetember,mostly cos I know I would stress!But I really should....
Jeez,hon,those are some KILLER hours you're pulling!!UGH!Like Vix,I can't belivee you found the time to blog as well!


Max said...

Hello wonderwoman! i cant believe your working all those hours and blogging, and making clothes too, makes me feel rather lazy!
I'm love the hot pink/plaid combo and am stalking you i am your 'lakota's swap' partner, and all this blogging is giving me lots of ideas...
max x

Stacey said...

I reckon you deserve a medal for keeping up with your blogging with all that work! I love this outfit just the way it is, but I would love to see it with the top you make as well!

Wait Until The Sunset said...

awesome tights! And that necklace is mad!!

Unknown said...

I love this outfit - and especially the FAB necklace! And the bunny charm is super cute too. Happy weekend! Hope you get to rest and sew to your heart's content! Sarah xxx

Unknown said...

how cute are you?! LOVE the skirt and boots...oh and LOVE the blue tights! Super cute. NOt sure I could pull that off but you most definitely rock it!