Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Me Made May Continues

May is a super busy month for any teacher.  But for a teacher who is retiring, it also means "Better get this room cleaned out - stat!"  I do not want to have to go back in after school ends just to clean out all of my stuff!  Of course, there is still Open House (tomorrow night - yikes!), the school carnival, other school events, and all the end of the year testing!  No wonder I haven't had time to post every day on my blog!  I've been pretty good about taking pictures each day of what I've been wearing, but I couldn't tell you what I wore on which day.  So, here's what else I've worn for #mmmay15 this month, in no particular order!

This picture was taken this morning.  I am not a T-shirt kind of girl, and never really have been.  They just don't fit me right and they're not flattering.  But, today was our last testing day, and we have these school spirit Tshirts that say "Turn up the Heat" that we're supposed to wear for testing.  It was a little chilly this morning, so I have on this light weight linen-look jacket.  I think it's an older Simplicity pattern that I recently gave away.  It's an easy to throw on jacket.  I think I made 2 or 3 of these a few years ago.  Still a favorite.  Why did I give away that pattern?  Oh well, there are many jacket patterns out there in my stash that I need to try.
 Oh, and BTW, I love, love, love these shoes.  I will be so sad when they get old and fall apart!

This picture was taken after I got home from work and changed my shirt.  I had bible study here tonight, so I wanted to change and still be comfy.  This is a Cutting Line Designs pattern called Simplify Your Life.
The linen is from my favorite linen source,

On right is a New Look top that I made a few summers ago.  Again with the linen.  And the wrinkles.  I do Iron my clothes, but this one was taken at the end of the day.  The pattern is NL A6104.  I like the fit on this one, the pintucks, and the button front.  I really must make this again!  The skirt was self drafted using the book Sew what!  Skirts.  You can't really see it, but I love the orange band at the bottom that was made from a remnant of Amy Butler fabric.  The green in that matches the green in the skirt perfectly.

This dress, for not being one of my favorites, sure gets worn a lot!  The pattern is from the Japanese sewing book Basic Black  I made it again in black and just a few tweaks made the fit much better and the look too.  I like the look of this fabric, but for being linen, it is a bit scratchy.  Obviously, I did NOT get it from my favorite linen supplier (I got it at JoAnns.)  I will probably wear the black one some time next week, so I'll post that too.

Now, this shirt I tried and tried to get a good photograph of it, but I could not capture the beauty of the fabric.  It is a light weight laminated linen.  It looks like it has a gold thread running through it, but you only see it on the right side of the fabric.  I love this shirt, BUT, the fabric is too lightweight for the style and it wrinkles terribly.  This shirt is from an old (2009) Burdastyle magazine.  I'm not sure which issue, but maybe February.  Funny, I remember that it is style #105, but not the month!    Anyway, great basic shirt.  Another one that I should do again.
I think I might have worn this yesterday.  Geez, you'd think I could remember what I wore yesterday!  This is a Loes Hinse skirt. It's the Swing Skirt without the flounce.  I made it from a rayon crinkle fabric and just serged the hem with a bit of a lettuce edge.  Super comfortable and I get lots of compliments on it.
As I got dressed that morning, I realized that I definitely have a shortage of me-made white tops!  I wear white tops a lot, but need to make a lot of them since I only have one that I can think of that I've made!!
OK, this is what I'm probably going to wear tomorrow.  I got all dressed this morning and took my picture before I realized that I had to wear the T shirt so I had to change my outfit.  So, I'm thinking I will probably wear it tomorrow.  The pants are Loes Hinse's newest pant pattern called Ascona.  This shirt is the woven version of the LH Cap Sleeve dress and top pattern.  I will definitely make this again, but I will make it larger in the hips that this one is.  I have another pair of the Asconas in capri length on my cutting table right now.