Sunday, 6 May 2012

Me-Made-May'12: Week One

I'm seriously excited to be taking part in Me-Made-May for the first time ever, but even though we're only a week in, I'm already thinking that I must do better next year. This time round I've challenged myself to wear me-made clothes or accessories for at least 3 days a week, which sounds pathetic even to me. 

The truth is though, it actually is a challenge for me for a number of reasons. I don't end up liking or wearing many of my me-makes as I often either get the fit very wrong or insist on picking pretty patterns that simply don't suit me. This dreary weather is also not helping - most of my me-makes are warm weather appropriate and warm weather we are not experiencing right now!

Anyway, apologies for making excuses, but I needed to get that off my chest and to promise that with a little bit of planning, next year will be much, much better! For now, here's what I got:










Tuesday 1 May

Dress - Topshop
Belt - ASOS
Shoes - Topshop

I can wear whatever I like to work, so this outfit is on the dressy side, but I do love mixing it up a bit. I didn't even bother doing my shoe buckles up properly for the photo as I had no intention of walking to work in them!















Friday 4 May

Me-made - Stripey Renfrew
Trousers - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Primark

Technically everyday's casual Friday at my workplace, so I decided to totally embrace it with a vaguely nautical look - you can't see them properly but my shoes have a gold anchor charm on them ;o)






















Sunday 6 May

Me-made - Nautical collar
Dress & Belt - Primark
Shoes - River Island

I decided to run with the nautical theme from Friday. What can I say, I love it! I didn't do my usual 'looking out to sea' pose that my boyfriend finds to amusing though...maybe next time ;o)















I've had a blast tuning into all your outfits posts this week and cannot wait to see what the next one brings!!!

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Me-Made-May'12 Four/Five

Me-Made-May'12 - Week Three

Me-Made-May'12 - Week Two

22 comments:

  1. These outfits are all so cute! I love them!

    I'm having the same issue with MMM-- almost everything I've made is too dressy or summery!

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    1. Aaaw, thanks! MMM is hard isn't it?!? I can't imagine having to dream up different outfit combos for every single day...but here's hoping I'll get there for next year!

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  2. ah i love your outfits Marie - really pretty! I totally empathise with your feelings so far on MMM - I'm exactly the same!

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    1. Thanks Joanne! Your outfits are beautiful so far ;o)

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  3. I love all three! You look pretty as a picture. The pendrell is super sweet, love the collar too!

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    1. Thank you Gina, I love a good collar ;o)

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  4. I love your sailor collar! I think i might need to whip up some removable collars for my dresses.

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    1. Oh do, they're such a cool way to change up simple dresses and tops!

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  5. Your outfits are all brilliant.
    I'm a Me-Made first timer too and enjoying taking part. Everyone in sewing blog-land is very encouraging, interested and appreciative rather than competitive which is lovely. I suppose we all realise how difficult making clothes can be and understand the frustrations!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, it makes it such a pleasure with all the support online...people are great!

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  6. I LOVE everything, expecially the last outfit! Great style :)

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  7. You can't go wrong with nautical, ever! :)

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  8. very cute outfits - I love the Pendrell!

    yes, I'm finding MMM difficult too - I usually just grab the first thing that comes to hand, so actually having to think and plan (then photograph!) outfits is quite a challenge!

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  9. I love all of your outfits! Lately I've been weak in the knees for all things Nautical and love your Friday casual look.

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  10. Looking fab & me made Marie - you have lots of cute looks & they just suit the beasns out of you :-)

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  11. Don't feel bad, there are lots of people (calling myself out here) who think about doing it and do nothing at all!

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