Me-Made-May 2013 - Week 2

THURSDAY
BlouseDatura blouse by Deer and Doe (originally blogged here)
Cardigan: Zara (old)
Jeans: second hand
Shoes: Converse

I was a bit under the weather the first half of the week, so taking pictures of myself was the last thing I wanted.
I still wasn't 100% on Thursday, so my Datura blouse was the perfect compromise of style and comfort.
I really need to make the bust darts shorter if I make this blouse again, because they look like nipples right now. I wasn't very noticeable on a print, but it bothers me a bit in this chambray version. 

FRIDAY
Shirt: Pimkie
Skirt: Beignet skirt by Colette Patterns (first seen here)
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Pimkie

I can't believe this skirt already has almost three years. It's still one of my most worn makes, and I get to wear it all year round. It also appeared in last year's me-made-may.
Everyone raves about this pattern, and it's totally deserved.

SATURDAY
T-Shirt: Pimkie
Skirt: Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen (originally blogged here)
Flats: Les Lolitas

This isn't exactly the most exciting outfit ever, but it was one of those days when I spend too much time getting ready on hair and makeup and then I end up having less than 5 minutes to get dressed. I didn't even have the time to put on a necklace.
Anyways, I told you multiple times how much I love the Kelly skirt, so I won't spend any more time on that. Although I'll say that I definitely prefer this skirt in a stiffer material (such as my black version), rather than this denim, that has a bit more drape to it.


SUNDAY
Dress: Lily dress by Colette Patterns (originally blogged here)
Cardigan: local market
Shoes: Pimkie

Oh, this dress. I love it so much... in theory. The colors are a bit too bold for my everyday life, and the material wrinkles so terribly (you can see it in the photos) that it gets worn very rarely. I also think the styling of these photos is not the most inspired choice: this dress begs for sandals and a more relaxed hairstyle.
However, I was surprised at how comfortable it actually is: I was afraid that this kind of skirt was going to be a bit too tight for everyday, but it's actually not at all. The kickpleat really makes your life easier. I really hope to make another version of Lily in a better material sooner than later.

So, I didn't make up for last week's fail, but I still kept up with my pledge of 4 me-made outfits. I can't believe we're almost at half!

The "Anna Molly" dress



The theme of this week at the Sew Weekly was Red, White and Blue, which (patriotism aside, since I'm not American) are probably my favorite colours to wear.
When my original plan didn't work out, I decided to turn to the Lily dress pattern, that had been sitting in my stash for a while waiting to be tried.
I don't remember if I bought this blue IKEA cotton before or after seeing the release of the pattern, but it turned out to be perfect; I love this colour combo! Also, IKEA fabrics rock: I was surprised by the quality of this cotton and it was very inexpensive.

As usual, my favorite thing about Colette patterns is that I get a very good fit with very small adjustments. This time I cut a size 4 bodice, grading up to a size 10 in the hips. In the end, I only had to take in a few cm from the back zipper at waist level (I do have a tiny waist compared to my very large hips) and to take the skirt side seams slightly in above the hips.
I started late in the morning and in a few hours I had a dress I really love and feel great in.
You can read more about it and why I named it like this in my post.