Week three of Me Made May sees my first duplicate hand made item, although I have been wearing the same RTW over and over, especially cardigans and tights to cope with the cold wet weather.
Monday, 15th May
My second Sorbetto top in African wax cotton
RTW navy cardigan
Umbrella, given to me by a stranger in the rain
Tuesday, 16th May
This is the dress that started off this me made wardrobe. I watched the Great British Sewing Bee and bought the book for Series One. The first thing I made was the Basic Dress in this lilac and grey plaid.
Matched with an M&S leather jacket from the local hospice shop.
Wednesday, 17th May
Pencil Skirt from GBSB book Series One
RTW grey sweater, Sweater Shop
Grey opaque tights
Thursday, 18th May
Jersey dress with raglan sleeves, New Look K6144
RTW black cardigan
Friday, 19th May
My navy star dress, New Look 6145
black opaque tights
Didn't it rain today!!
Saturday, 20th May
Zigzag Jacket designed by Kaffe Fassett and knitted by me about 20 years ago. Another pattern from his book Glorious Knitting.
Pink top, New Look 6127
Navy and white patterned canvas pumps
I like this jacket so much that I had to put two photos in. Show off or what?
Sunday, 21st May
Sheath dress, New Look K6184
Looking back, this seems to have been my own personal vintage week. I have delved back in my wardrobe and worn some tried and tested items. Almost all of my Me Mades this week date back to before I started to blog, although that isn't very long ago. Some items are very old and have stood the test of time. I think it is really worth while making spectacular knits because they do last and last. They need to be garments that don't need too much washing though.
Alongside these old favourites are my leather jacket from the local hospice shop and a lovely umbrella that was given to me by a stranger during a rain storm last summer. I was sheltering in a shop doorway in a heavy downpour. He passed by and just before going indoors looked around for someone who needed an umbrella. The first person he offered it to declined and then he offered it to me. It was my lucky day.