Handmade holiday!

Hellooo ! I’m on a break and for an element of me made madness decided to challenge myself by putting together a totally me made holiday wardrobe. Now you know that I wear mostly me mades anyway. I just thought it would be a fun test and I can post pics in cornish locations.

Hope you can forgive less polished posting…using mobile devices and have had to update links later.
Ok, this challenges me in several departments:

* planning ahead for the vagaries of our particularly weird summer,
* limiting my clothing options and therefore having to think about mixers and matching, really not wanting to over pack and arrive with mountains of luggage,
* a holiday that is practical and therefore requires more separates than pretty dresses,
* lack of sweaters and cardigans that fall in the me made/ refashioned pile.

So I’ve added a few practical makes to my options sewn at the beginning of the week which will feature in a stripey nautical vein. I also sewed some of sozo’s strappy vests ( due to a full social schedule I ended up cutting out in a spare 10 minutes the evening before, and by chance was awake at 5.30- that’s a.m.- allowing me to zip upstairs and quietly construct three of them in two hours, the morning of my departure. Something worth getting up for!)

Here is my limited packing for 6 days ….I’m sure it could be pared down, but I have the tendency to get wet, get cold, want to embrace sunshine when it’s there….I need to be prepared for all eventualities.

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Tops:
Three sozo strappy vests (to be blogged)
Two kimono sleev  tshirts (Birdie & lace jersey)
New striped cap sleeve tshirt (to be blogged)
New Breton shirt (to be blogged)
Seersucker sorbetto

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Trousers etc:
Red cigarette pants
Chambray portfolio (“miss Ellie “) trousers
Denim 50 s high waisted shorts
Nearly finished maxi skirt ( what better way to road test than on a British summer holiday?!)

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Dresses and blouses:
Sundress
Swimmers shirt dress
50s rockahula Vegas blouse
Violet Swiss dot blouse

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Two sets of handmade summer pyjamas (link to florals here)

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Cardigans:
Refashioned red thrifted
Sailor jackety thing which really doesn’t get worn much outside of me made challenges!

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Jacket:
Vintage vogue jacket ( will Cornwall forgive such brashness?)

There you have it. Undies and sportswear decidedly not me made, plus I’ve a packamac in case of wet weather….

Day one: travel

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On arrival the sun was blazing and the sea beckoned…..

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Happy sunshine everyone!!

26 thoughts on “Handmade holiday!

  1. Phil

    I really liked this post, I think because I have just had some packing dilemmas – or maybe I’m just nosey! Looking forward to seeing how you get on in those me-mades. Have a lovely time!

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  2. Zoe

    Ahh Winnie, look at all your fabulous handmade clothes!!!!!! I’m SO impressed by how mix-and-matchable they all are. The photos of your holiday are ace, looks like you had a really fabulous break xxx

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