Me Made May – Week Four

The last week of Me Made May! 

So, from Saturday again – I went for a dress I love and really ought to make more of. This is the Clover Dress from Papercut Patterns in a paisley polyester with lace panels. There are instructions for making a tassel belt with this dress, but I have so many belts already so I didn’t bother. 

  
I wore this with a long cardigan (H&M), plaited belt (Topshop), brown bag (Primark) and vintage white shoes to meet friends for coffee.

Sunday was for planning the interrailing trip that’s less than a month away! 

  

It was also the day for this chiffon contrast shirt. Such a nightmare to make because chiffon is a bitch of a fabric, but the end result was at least worth it! I made this using New Look 6304 and have a pattern review up for this one.

   
 

Up next is a work day. I can’t remember which one but seeing as how I was only in work 2 and a half days this week there aren’t many it could have been! 

  
This is my one and only Liberty dress! Made using New Look 6262 (again) and seconds quality Liberty fabric that you’d never know was seconds. The photos don’t really do the fabric justice, so I’ve added a close up. 

On Friday we headed up to Edinburgh as my boyfriend (and excellent if unwilling photographer) Matthew was running the Edinburgh marathon on the Sunday. 

  
I wore my comfy Cynthia Rowley 2054 jersey dress and a cardigan my Gran knitted. I’m not sure about this one. The grey jersey fabric with black polkadots isn’t very me. It’s not something I’d pick up in a shop and so it’s not something I pick to wear very often. I do like the shape though and should probably make it in a different fabric. 

   
 For our second day in Ediburgh I went for my New Look 6095 shift dress in a pretty, blue, kalaidoscope viscose fabric. Not the best choice really seeing as how we walked/climbed up Arthur’s Seat in the morning! Worn with completely inappropriate footwear too – Topshop Chelsea boots with zero grip and also a Primark bag to knock me off balance! Oops. It was worth the hike though, and was incredibly windy at the top – I feel the state of my hair requires that explanation! 

  
And for the final day of Me Made May I went for this red dress. This is a bit of a mash up of two patterns – Cynthia Rowley 2054 top (altered quite a bit) and New Look 6262 skirt. For more info on this one see my earlier post. 

   
 I took these photos myself in a changing room as my usual photographer was busy, running 26.26 miles. So yes, while he ran a marathon I was shopping. I had time to kill! Although not all that much time really as he ran it in an impressive 3:27. 

And that’s the end of Me Made May! I hadn’t actually sewn anything in over a month before this. I’ve loved seeing everyone’s photos and it’s really inspired me to get back on it! I paid Remnant Kings a visit while we were in Edinburgh and really stocked up, so hopefully I should have some new posts up soon! 

Thanks for reading.

A Shorts Story

          It’s more of a photo story – check out my new shorts!

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I used the last of my grid print fabric to make these shorts, which turned out pretty great! Using Simplcity Cythia Rowley 1371 and Topshop inspiration I had a go at my first pair of shorts!

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Top – H&M

Shorts – made by me

Necklace – Accessorize

Boots – New Look

Styling up the Grid

My grid print shift dress ready for Saturday night drinks.

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This one was made using New Look pattern 9065 (yes, again) and some gorgeous grid print crepe fabric from Remnant Kings. Stay tuned for shorts in the same material – hopefully!

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Worn with…

Leather jacket – Topshop

Necklace – a London market

Boots – New Look

Bag – Accessorize

It’s a Shirt 

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Hot off the sewing machine, this is how I styled my very newly finished chiffon shirt for today’s Sunday pub lunch at The Bull Inn. Delicious food and no washing up – what’s not to love?!

I love how the pastel purple of the chiffon brings a bit of colour to the rest of this monochrome outfit, and the white of the collar and front band looks great with my little white bag!

Jacket: H&M

Shirt: Handmade

Jeans: Monsoon

Boots: New Look

Bag: Accessorize

 

 

A Weekend in London Town

Styling handmade in the capital…

What I wore during my weekend in London.

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Tapestry skirt: Handmade; Top: H&M; Coat: Primark; Necklace: New Look

The outfit I wore to see Cats, which was brilliant! Nicole Scherzinger was AMAZING!! What a voice. And the dancing was just incredible. Definitely recommend seeing this.

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Co-Ord: Handmade; Coat: boohoo.com; Necklace & Bag: Accessorize

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We wandered round by the Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, and obvs got photos outside them… It would be rude not to!

We did the Aquarium too (even though I hate fish). Loved the penguins though!

And then after being preached to about reducing the amount of fish in our diets, we went for dinner at Sushi Samba!

My first taste of sushi and it was incredible, as were the views from Heron Tower over London.

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Cocktails at Mahiki… Dress: H&M

…And Saturday was a repeat outfit because I love it so much! See my earlier post for full details on this one.

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Amazing weekend. London, I’ll be back soon.

A Spotty Dress and a Fedora

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Hats are my new favourite accessory.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think they’d suit me or that I’d be able to pull them off, but hey I’ve decided I like them. I’ve even bought two now: this fedora from H&M and a little bowler hat from boohoo.com. Not only do they look good but they keep my head warm and mean I don’t have to bother doing my hair – what’s not to love?!

Dress: Made by me

Cardigan: Made by my Gran

Belt & Fedora: H&M

Necklace: Accessorize

Boots: New Look

The Clover Dress

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A dress that can easily go from day to night. I haven’t found that many that actually can. Either they’re too dressy for daytime wear or too casj for cocktails. This one just works though! From tights and boots for day to heels for night, it’s simple but effective. Both from New Look.

Red is the New Black

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The little red dress – the new LBD! A little bit too festive maybe, but red shouldn’t just be for Christmas.

I’ve styled this bold dress simply because that’s all it needs. Just black tights, black boots from New Look and a long, gold, pointed pendant from Accessorize.

I always wear some sort of jewellery – I feel a bit naked without any! I blame working in Monsoon and the focus on accessorising… It’s true that good accessories can totally bring an outfit together though. Jewellery is one of my (many) shopping weaknesses. Not too expensive and can always be justified…