Me-Made-May ’13 Week 3

If only I’d had time to come up with a clever title for these summary posts. Oh well. It’s round-up time again. Here’s what I wore for week three of Me-Made-May ’13.

5/12 – Mother’s Day

IMG_20130512_201235Dress: Mad Men Inspired Dress

Belt: thrifted

Shoes: aqua wedges (same ones that have made several appearances this month), Apt 9, approx. $10 on clearance several years ago

5/13 – It’s Not Easy Being Green

IMG_7204Dress: Lace and Geometry Refashioned Dress

Cardigan: thrifted

Belt: thrifted

Shoes: thrifted


5/14 – Kicking and Punching in Me-Mades

IMG_7272I thought I change it up and show you some workout attire. I exercise just about every day, but I rarely wear me-made clothing when I do. I just don’t have much of it yet. I did wear me-made active wear for my kickboxing workout on Tuesday, though.

Pants: basic exercise capris in a dark purple activewear material, never blogged

Tank: basic floral tank

Shoes: New balance

5/15 – Black & White

IMG_20130515_182559Dress: Black & White Peter Pan Collar Dress

Belt: thrifted (came w/the thrifted dress I used for the skirt of this dress)

Cardigan: Old Navy

Shoes: same as 5/12

5/16 – ’40s Modern

IMG_7289Dress: 40s DuBarry Dress

Cardigan: thrifted

Shoes: All Black (from ModCloth)

5/17 – Blast from the Past

IMG_7314This dress is from a couple of years ago. I reconstructed it from a thrifted ’70s dress.

Dress: reconstructred 70s floral dress

Belt: thrifted

Shoes: Same as the aqua ones

Here’s a picture of my hair from that day. It’s a nice quick hairstyle to keep my hair out of my face and off my neck on hot, humid days.


5/18 – Rainy Productive Saturday

IMG_20130518_160001_348Sorry, I wasn’t feeling like getting all dolled up just for this picture. So, you get to see no make-up and bedraggled hair. My husband and I both ended up staying home all day. It was a nice rainy Saturday at home. I got a lot of sewing and sewing related things done. 😀

Dress: Talking with Turtles ’60s Mod Dress

Shoes: Rainbow sandals


That’s all for week 3. I’ve been sewing like mad over the weekend, to the exclusion of just about everything else. We’re taking a trip for Memorial Day weekend, so I’m trying to make sure that I have what I need to keep my me-made pledge alive. What have you been up to this weekend? Any Memorial Day weekend plans?

  1. Elen

    May 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I’m always amazed to see how other people wear their handmade clothing! I have the bad habit of not wearing what I make because I’m so self conscious about my creations (although when I do wear them I get compliments). It’s awesome to see you wearing what you are as it inspires me to do the same

    1. Becca

      June 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

      I used to be self-conscious, but I’ve made and worn my own clothes for so long now that I’m pretty well over it. I’ve found that wearing the things that I make actually gives me more confidence. I rarely buy new clothing, so I don’t have much RTW left. Therefore, I don’t have much choice about wearing the clothes I make. 🙂 When you know you’re going to wear something, you’ll spend the time to make it the best you can. So, you should definitely start wearing the things you make. That self-conscious feeling will go away over time (for the most part). Plus, the more you wear the things you make, the more you’ll fall in love with sewing. 🙂

  2. Kate

    May 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    You have such great fashion sense! I love those first two looks a lot.

    1. Becca

      June 1, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Thank you!

  3. Jennifer Lauren

    May 22, 2013 at 1:16 am

    I love your Lace and Geometry dress. You have some amazing reconstructions in your wardrobe by the way! I really need to hit up the thrift stores and find some things that need a refashion.

    1. Becca

      June 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Thank you! I love to reconstruct clothing, and I try to squeeze a refashion project in at least once a month. I’ve learned a lot about clothing construction from taking clothing apart. You should definitely find some treasures at the thrift store to give new life. 🙂

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