Me-Made-May 2014, Ready & waiting

Me-Made-May 2014: Week 3

   I can’t believe the 3rd week of May is gone already! I also can’t believe that there is 2 more to go…Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy getting creative and wearing things differently, but they don’t call it a challenge for nothing! It’s funny how for me it’s hard to get all summery in this sudden hot weather with my mostly autumn appropriate me made wardrobe, while for others it’s exactly the opposite. We all make it work somehow, don’t we? 🙂

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    On Monday the fear of repeating outfits made me go into panic mode, and I made a top before dinner out of scrap fabric (Day 13 Velvet top). Yeeey.  My favorite outfit this week was probably the Friday outfit (Day 16) which looked professional enough at work, was fun to have dinner in, and was I little braver, I could have taken my shirt off and dance in the bustier at night too. I wasn’t though, but the top’s been in the making since August last year, and I just had to wear it out. The same goes for the Kimono dress. Tied up and dressed down, it finally made it out of my home and into the streets of London. What a glorious day it was! 😉 (Except for the realization that it is either not silk or it was pretty damn hot in London on Sunday!)

Me-Mades this week:

 

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Me-Made-May 2014, Ready & waiting

Me-Made-May 2014: Week 2

   Here we go with the second week of Me-Made-May. I’m still going strong having worn me-mades 6 times last week (the 7th day was an all-day-PJs day). I even managed to dress a little more office friendly for a few parents related events during the week which was fun, although I’m not planning on making a habit of it until I have to…

   I only have 5 me-mades left that I have not featured here yet (or worn, ever), so from now on you can expect some repeat in the outfits. I’ll have to be very creative if I want to avoid quitting early, as there are still 3 weeks to go! The most challenging bit this week was photographing the outfits. Basically the reason why I don’t blog regularly is that I really don’t like posing for photos, I’m not good at it and I don’t like taking up other people’s time by asking them to do it for me. However I quite enjoy blogs with great pictures and I love using Photoshop, so the battle goes on…

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Me-Mades this week:

 

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Me-Made-May 2014, Ready & waiting

Me-Made-May 2014: I’m in!!!

    Have you heard of Me Made May? If you are already sewing then you most definitely have. If you aren’t, then chances are you’ll stumble upon the #MMMay14 hashtag on one of the social media sites, as well as on Pinterest, and see ladies and gents proudly showing off their handmade garments. The idea, which comes from Zoe, is to encourage people who sew (knit, crochet, etc…) clothes for themselves, to actually make a little effort and wear them as many times as possible for an entire month. This is the first ever sewing challenge I am taking part of and I’m loving it already! My original pledge is this:

‘I, Etemi of The Secret Costumier, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear something handmade at least 4 days each week for the duration of May 2014.’

    So far it’s going pretty well! The biggest challenge is dressing appropriately for the weather, as I have mainly been sewing skirts and dresses, while I usually wear trousers and tops during warmer months. As for most people taking part in Me Made May, this is an awesome opportunity for me to see what I need to make more of (hello Wardrobe Architect project!), as well as to find out which pieces are actually comfortable enough for daily wear. Like the black dress from Day 4. It’s perfectly fine to walk and stand pretty in, but cycling? Impossible. (Without swearing and a jumper around your bum. 😉 )

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   Where is Day 3, you ask? Well, on the 3rd of May I was mostly finishing off some pieces (including the pink shirt) while wearing the pink shirt from Day 5,  and since nobody saw me wearing it, it felt a bit like cheating to include it here.

     I am planning on taking photos (with the help of my Sister – hence the change of poses!) during the weekends, but if you just can’t live without seeing my little struggle to put together outfits using my limited handmade wardrobe, then you can follow me on Instagram. By the way, it’s only been 6 days and I’ve already discovered more jaw-droppingly good sewing blogs through the  #MMMay14 hashtag (and it’s numerous versions), than in the past 3 years altogether!

Me-Mades this week:

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