Sunday, June 11, 2017

My June Getup

~ yep, I'm wearing all Tina Givens garb, with all my modifications ~

I'm so glad MeMadeMay'17 is over, I might just post only once this month!

~ TG Maria pattern top and skirt ~

~ this looks nothing like the image on the pattern, but I still like it ~

~ and my ebay sandals ~

Before I trot off to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they go live...

I do want to mention what I learned from participating in the MMM project:
  • I wore stuff I had made and had never worn before.  It seems I was able to find other pieces that went well with them.
  • Wearing a different pair of shoes each day made me realize how often I chose the same few pair over and over.  Having to pair up other shoes with an outfit really seemed to to be a game changer.
  • Not wearing the same things with the same things was also interesting.  I never realized before how often I do that.  So I tried not to this month.  It's so automatic.
  • I realized how much I really do luv layering.  When all I wore was a dress, it felt very plain and boring.  Even when it was a great dress, shoes and sox.
  • I've been inspired to sew in the holes of my wardrobe - make more slips, bloomers, underdresses, overdresses, sheer layers, stockings, sox, crop tops and things that go with stuff I've already made.
Thanks Zo, for making it happen Year 8.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Blue Gray on Memorial Day

~ Tina Givens Phoebe Top and Plinka Pants patterns, modified ~

~ with broken glasses necklace ~

~ and ebay spray-painted boots ~

I will be trotting on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell.   MeMadeMay'17 is still going on here and on my pinterest board.  Do check it all out.

~ but first, let's just take a few moments to Imagine ~

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today.
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one.
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

Peace out,

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Miyake on My Mind

And now on my body!

~ Vogue 1544, Issey Miyake shirt pattern ~

Man, his designs always blow me away, they are so amazingly put together.  Pure genius.  Of course it takes me a few weeks to make one, since I've never sewn anything like them.  And each one is a totally different animal.

~ made from "ice blue" linen ~

~ I used some scrap white embroidered linen for the insert ~

Hey, you can see my True Love taking the pix in the window reflection!

~ awww, little sea shell buttons ~

~ I know, you're thinking it looks like a night shirt ~

~ but really, there's all these amazing details ~

Like the back center hem buttons up to the front center hem, forming a pant like structure.  Yeah.  That's how I'm wearing it for the pix.  And it hangs beautifully.

~ shoes from the ole ebay ~

I'll be heading on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they all go live.  Come on by.

I also have to get caught up on my MeMadeMay'17 page and pinterest board.  Yikes.  I'm getting on it.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Clothes with a View

Everyday it's something new.

~ Like today's view from my front porch ~

Let me take you on a tour.

~ First up, the dumpster than appeared smack in front of our house one day ~

and then stayed for two weeks, so far.

~ then the day-glo, spray-painted writing on the sidewalk arrived ~

All I can decipher is the OK and the arrows bracketing it going in opposite directions.  This appeared between the dumpster parked on the street and our front door.

~ The piece de resistance is across the street ~

Has been there for days.  ...body bags?

Am I the only normal thing in the neighborhood these days?

I mean, let's look at this scene again, all right in front of my front door.

~ Is there a message here? ~

nah, I didn't think so either, but it was a great backdrop for my screaming coral colored clothes.

~ Tina Givens Greta Dress and Pants pattern ~

~ Trippen Vivienne shoes from ebay ~

Speaking of which, I'll be trippin' on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they all go live.   See you there.

Still hanging in there photo-ing daily on my MeMadeMay'17 page and pinterest board.  Check it all out.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Taking it for a Spin

my new Rorschach Dress

~ Watch It Now ~

~ vroom-vroom ~

~ ok, here's the overdress ~
~ and the underdress ~

~ the full Rorschach effect ~

~ and the best for last, Dr. Martens from ebay ~

details of MeMadeMay'17:

I'll be trotting on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they go live.

You can check out what I've worn so far in May on my MeMadeMay'17 page and/or my pinterest board of the same name, here.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Me Made May '17

I finally committed to it.  After all, I only wear my handmade clothes as it is.  The clincher was you don't have to document daily wearing of them.  Yea, I could see that. Not

~ All Me Made ~

I mean, it would be nice, but...

~ ooo, onslaught of the seedlings ~

you know I barely get photographs done once a week month! 

~ So here I am on a beautiful day in the neighborhood, etc. ~

I made this top thingy to go over the other Sam Dress, but evidently it decided this Sam Dress was the one.

~ don't get dizzy ~

The top is from McCall's 7416, but the back is what I find interesting, and then I modified it a bit.

~ see?  so weird ~

~ ta, for now ~

~ oh, and les shoes from ebay ~

me made details:

With that I'll be joining up with Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, Cherie's Shoe and Tell, and Judith the Style Crone's Hat Attack.  And of course, there's Me Made May '17 for the next 30 days!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Some Clothes Without Me

Yes, here's 3 dresses I've recently made that have yet to be pictured avec moi.

So here they are pictured without me: 

~ Tina Givens' Sam Dress ~

~ made in rayon challis ~

~ with contrasting striped neckline tie ~

I don't really see me wearing this as is.  It's a little too a-line skimpy for me.  I mean without layers somewhere, over, under.  Or as a nightgown.  We'll see.

~ same pattern, lots of modifications ~

~ in black and beige striped georgette ~

~ added shoulder/ sleeve cap ruffle ~

~ added hem piece with selvedge edges & side ties ~

I like this one much more, but I also made it a size larger along with all the mods to go under a specific dress.

This dress:
~ a wrap dress made from Simple Modern Sewing ~

~ using linen designed by Tina Givens ~

~ can also be worn open and center tied ~

~ luv the print and colorway ~

But the fabric itself is rather coarse, which is why I wanted to make something soft to wear underneath so none of it would touch my skin.  The Sam pattern fit the bill.  I think the striped one looks great with the Rorschach print.

There's more, but that's enough for one post, don't ya think?

Can I join the party of Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style without being in my new clothes?  Let's see what happens.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

It's About Time

... I came From Out of the Blue

~ it was a cold and dreary day ~

~ but I stood out up to it ~

~ in all Blue, Bay-bee ~

Yeah, well here's some more.

~ now in Black and Blue for a cold, whilst sunny, day ~

~ to do some stealth book borrowing ~

~ I say, isn't that the Tardis? ~

~ unwrapped for brunch ~

~ showing Black and Blue shoes and sox ~

And then some:

~ on yet another day, inside ~

~ with more blue and black shoes and sox ~

 Oh, oh, but look what just came in the mail...

~ Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights, Doc Marten Boots from ebay!! ~

oh. my.

The details:  
  • The blue monstrosity is made from a Vogue Issey Miyake pattern 2128 that I enlarged way too much.  Plus it's made out of double knit, which is what it suggested, but no.  yuck.  
  • The  BBD (big black dress) is from a free pattern off the internet which also recommended a knit.  I had some black from a mystery bundle and used it.  I added the blue parts (scraps from the Miyake) and also made it a few inches longer. 
  • In the first ensemble I'm wearing my fingerless gloves made a la Alabama Chanin.
  • All boots/ shoes are from ebay.
  • All sox are from sockdreams.

More to come another day.  I've been sewing up a storm, I tell you.  

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