Another Me Made month completed

and I’m still enjoying them.

This year there were an amazing 185 members signed up for Me Made May 2012 and a lot of them were new to the whole experience.

I really enjoyed having Maria join the group this month, even though we are good buddies, we don’t see what each other wears during the working week, and she had some fantastic outfits to show.

Maria and I organised to meet up with Janelle from Sew hopefull and Michele from My Own Inspiration at Pitt Trading during the month and introduce them to our favourite fabric shops.

I did manage to be true to my pledge to “wear at least two me made pieces for the duration of May 2012” and the only times I felt I was cheating slightly was when I wore a dress and the 2nd item was Me-Made jewellery.


  •  I was surprised that I had enough Me-Made clothes in my wardrobe that some items didn’t even get a look in for the month.
  • One of the major holes I found was that I need cardigans for this time of year. My jackets are too warm at present and the two Simplicity 2603 cardigans got quite a work out.  I even succumbed to purchasing 2 cardigans. 
  • My SWAP garments helped fill out my wardrobe considerably and the only item from that group that didn’t get worn were the shorts, I can’t quite see me wearing them with tights. 

You can all breathe a sigh of relief, no more Me-Made months are being officially organised this year, but next year will be interesting to see how up the ante for that one!

Here’s how the month looked:

Will be back soon, as I have some goodies to show you.

Its’ the last day of MMM’12

and the group has decided to thank Zoe for organising these groups by holding a thank you sign, taking our photo in front of a red door and/or wearing a garment that is a tribute to Zoe’s style, so

Top:  Kwik.Sew 3740 without the cowl and the neckline raised in a green/navy striped knit fabric previously worn on day 13.
Skirt:  Vogue 7937 in navy linen previously worn on day 14.
Vest: Jalie 3129 Vest in navy linen previously worn on day 14
Accessory: Me-made earrings and necklace of Byzantine sections with pearls added in green tones.
Hosiery/Nylons: Black tights.
Boots: Nine West black boots.

I’ve had a lot of fun this month and will post a wrap up soon.

1 more day…

for MMM’12 and today was a beautiful crisp Autumn day.

Today I am wearing a skirt that was made by a very good sewing buddy, Sandra or Dilliander if you visit Pattern Review.  After making this skirt Sandra decided she didn’t really wear skirts that much any more and since we are very similar in size and like the same colours, Sandra gifted this to me, together with the pattern, how lucky am I!!

Top:  Vogue 8572 Blue/gold/brown silk blouse previously worn on day 10.
Skirt: Beignet Skirt made by Sandra and gifted to me.
Cardigan: Simplicity 2603 using brown Mercury Jersey previously worn on days 3, 9, 11 and 25. 
Accessory: Purchased belt, earrings and necklace.
Tights:  Brown tights.
Boots: Nine West brown boots.


Today is 3rd last day of MMM ’12

and it has certainly flown by.

It is a grey day here today and thankfully the rain showers held off so I could get my photo this morning.

Top:  BWOF 02-2009-108 knit with bateau neckline in coffee Mercury Jersey previously worn on days 4 & 12.
Trousers: Vogue 9537 in a black medium weight wool previously worn on Days 8, 16 & 24.
Vest: Purchased grey knitted vest.
Accessory:  Purchased earrings and me-made spiral bead and netting stitch necklace.
Tights: Black tights.
Boots:  Nine West black boots.

MMM’12 Day 28

The start of a working week and the boss flew in this morning so not sure if I will see him or not and of course I don’t have trousers to wear again, really need to get some more made.

Dress: Simplicity 2648 in navy linen with pickstitching details (blogged here)
Cardigan: Purchased navy cardigan.
Accessory: Me-made crocheted necklace and me-made earrings.
Jacket: Minoru jacket previously worn on days 13 and 14.
Tights:  Brown tights.
Boots: Nine West brown boots.

The fourth Saturday of the month…

means I am heading off to another Australian Sewing Guild group for the day at Rhodes.  Today we are having a workshop with Larraine Jenkins on tips and tricks and it was a very enjoyable day.

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 View A in coffee/grey/cream knit, previously worn on days 1 and 16. 
Skirt: BWOF 04-2009-101 in brown cord, previously worn on Day 5.
Jacket: Jalie Jean Jacket 2320 in a lightweight brown denim and has Hong Kong finishes on all seams.
Accessory: Purchased gold band choker with glass cream/brown/gold fleck disc and purchased earrings.
Tights:  Brown tights.
Boots: Betts 2 Buckles.

The last Friday for MMM’ 12,

and our photo challenge today was “WATER”.  Seeing our weather has been forecast for possible showers, which is hard to photograph, I thought I would show it another way.

Top:  Simplicity 2603 in brown mercury jersey (blogged here)
Skirt: Custom made in China in 2008 in a pale taupe colour with darker flecks wool, fully lined.
Cardigan:  Simplicity 2603  in brown mercury jersey, previously worn on days 3, 9 and 11.
Accessory: Me-made crocheted necklace and earrings.
Tights:  Brown tights.
Boots: Nine West brown boots.

Big tin sheds

is where I will be spending most of my day today with a work colleague inspecting some of the properties that we manage, so warmth was a major requirement.

Do you have to go to work?

Top: Diana Ferrari burgundy top purchased in 2009
Trousers: Vogue 9537 in a black medium weight wool made in 2008 previously worn on Days 8 & 16.
Cardigan: Me-Made knitted Shawl Collar Jacket in Touch Possum Yarn (blogged here)
Accessory: Me-made necklace and earrings. 
Boots: Betts Marathon

MMM’12 – Day 23

I’m at a loss tonight, sat up too late last night knitting, but this is what I wore to work today.

Top: Butterick 3344 in multi striped knit previously worn on Day 6.
Skirt: Vogue 7937 in dark brown wool crepe previously worn on Day 17.
Jacket: McCall’s 3750 in the same dark brown wool crepe made in 2003.
Accessory: Purchased gold band choker with cream disc and purchased earrings.
Tights:  Brown tights.
Boots: Nine West brown boots.

MMM’12 – Day 22

A clear sky today but the temperatures are dropping, and as I had to go into the city during the day the merino cardigan will definitely be needed for the wind tunnels created by the office buildings.

Top:  Vogue 8572 in rust Polyester/Rayon blend worn on Day 2.
Trouser: Vogue 9537 in brown fine wool and fully lined with Sunsilky worn on Days1 and 12.
Cardigan: Simplicity 2603 in brown merino wool worn yesterday as well.
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings.
Tights:  Brown tights.
Boots: Nine West brown boots