So this batch of outfits ALL fall into the leisure category as I was on a week off 🙂
You will see though that the weather was not warm enough for summer dresses, regrettably, except the one….
Packed & ready to go. I’m wearing:
- Built by Wendy breton top
- Culottes – McCalls 5681
- McCalls 6708 cardigan
- My ever present handmade shopper in red furnishing fabric (pre- dates blog).
I had the most awesome coastal path run in the morning – sadly no pics of me wearing anything me made, but I was wearing a me made running top. It has now become my favorite ever run, every kink & cove made me want to run just a little bit further to see what was round the next corner. Breathtaking & to be repeated as often as I can get there!
However, moving on, you’re getting two pics today to show you that my Sewaholic Robson Trench was packed (when usually I would have opted for a more scruffy coat option) & my silk scarf has also been well used, all this month it has to be said. I was grateful for my coat (again its windproof fabric) as this was the fairest day & it went downhill from here ( And on this day it was very windy – the salty windy air has started to style my hair akin to epic David Lynch proportions)
And underneath all that:
- Sewaholic Denim Thurlow trousers
- Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top
- McCalls 6708 Cardigan as above
I have made a heartwarming discovery: my Dad is a scruffy badger convert. He loves taking photos, particularly of people. However, he never has willing subjects….until now. Throughout my stay he became my “David Bailey”, directing shots & chortling as he encouraged my foolishness. The 15th May was all his idea ….& I love it 🙂
The epic trip to Truro. A bus journey there in the rain (& back!). My Robson Trench firmly belted up & umbrella suitably borrowed & opened, we had a fab shopping spree to conclude with Truro fabrics (results of which you have seen here).
I’m wearing (in front of my parents’ developing Wisteria & check out the salty quiff – it’s real, no hair products used):
- My polka dot Chardon skirt
- Maria Denmark Kirsten kimono tee shirt
- McCalls 6708 cardigan (You’ll be sick of it, I know, but remember this is a travel wardrobe)
- Me made trashy slip (I wear this such a lot, & haven’t credited it earlier in the month).
Imagine the scene: the AA mechanic is literally on his way to deliver & install a new car battery. He drives up to his customer’s house to find an insane scene being photographed:
- McCalls 5681 culottes as above (or divided skirt as described by my Mum)
- Maria Denmark striped Birgitte long sleeved t-shirt
- Sewaholic Fleece Renfrew
OK, so the fun was over. The next two days I had decorating planned. But starting with the smallest room possible to warm up my painter’s muscles & get acclimatised to the smell of oil based paint & white spirit, the bathroom was the victim. O room of mildewed corners.
I confess that I did not wear me mades to get paint splattered in. But, this is what I wore when not in decorating togs & to buy a ladder, among other things.
Less of the day was in ill-fitting & not warm enough decorating clothes. But. Sadly I was cold (don’t you find that decorating is always cold work – something to do with having all the windows open to keep the air flow to its maximum?). Anyway, this is a picture I regret. But in the interest of the daily documentation, there is no way around showing it in all its glory. I was cold, OK?
- Simplicity 2154 skirt
- Iterations Drafting Top
- Wisdom cardigan (not shown in the pic)
- And the socks of shame (not me made of course!)
So, painting done to plan, the final part of my week off involves a house guest. Oh my, does this house guest have an infinite capacity for play? I hope I have worn him out …finally….maybe….
- Victory Patterns Madeline skirt (braces removed)
- Cake patterns Pavlova top (not yet blogged)
A day in the garden, pruning, admiring the bluebells & apple blossom & lots of frisbee throwing for my house guest. Today’s forecast promised more heat than actually emerged. I embraced the promise & whipped out a summer dress with desperation to wear it. As with many of my me made clothes, even those I made last summer, I am disappointed in them as my body shape has changed, slimmed down, reduced its lumps & bumps & nearly everything is too big, this dress included. In theory I could alter its darts, take in the side seams perhaps….
- Simplicity Lisette Traveler dress in red elephants
- Me made petticoat (designed to show)
- Simplicity 2154 cardigan when it cooled.
I have to confess that an intention for Me Made May was to wear make up every day….not that I wear a lot, but it was about making more of an effort. Yikes. I haven’t. Out of these pics here, I wore make up once, to Truro. You see I don’t wear make up at the weekends, it’s more of a going out/ work thing. It seems that it’s going to stay that way….but other intentions are on track – this challenge is certainly making me think about what I wear & put together each day.