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Big Hair and a Blazer

Lucky day 13 of the Me-Made-May challenge. I know I haven’t been posting every single day but I’ve kept up with wearing something I’ve made each day thus far and my co-workers and friends have been keeping an eye out. No one’s letting me slack or get away with this!

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Close-up of the cuff detail.

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And this is the dress from yesterday, taken down in Dumbo.

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Cinco y Seis de Mayo

Barely got to take any photos of yesterday’s dress but it was a two-color jersey dress that I made back in Boston. It’s from the 09/2010 Burda issue. Here are some photos from a few years ago.

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Line diagram

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No rectangle sleeves for me this time!

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I didn’t really like it at the time. I needed to make it with a ponté knit or something a lot thicker and sturdier. I used slinky jersey fabric that should’ve been used for a dress less structured but it was a learning experience. Somehow, it fit a lot better on me yesterday so I’ll definitely have to take photos the next time I wear it.

Today’s top is a multi-pleated collar shirt with a button-down back. The fabric is from New York. It’s a satin cotton blend that’s warm enough to wear without a jacket on this gloomy Wednesday.

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This is the best I can do for a shot of the back. I might have to get inventive with mirrors or simply find my camera and use the timer.

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Close-up of the pleats

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Office selfie!

The sleeves weren’t done separately. They’re kind of sewn up Kimono style. For reference:

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Will try to get close-ups of the back because it came it really well!

Me-Made-May Weekend

Still going strong with the #MMM15 challenge! Saturday, I attended a going away party in Brooklyn at Spritzenhaus. It was finally one of those gorgeous Spring days that almost required a dress so I wore my favorite pink strapless one.

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With and without the cardigan.

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I’ve got tan lines for dayyyyss.

No photos of the dress from Sunday but I’m sure I’ll wear it again during May.

Today’s wrap skirt is a small black daisy striped cotton blend that feels closer to silk. I didn’t have that much fabric to work with at the start, so to keep it at a modest length, i did a rolling hem. I saved a few precious inches that would’ve made the skirt otherwise unwearable.

 

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Weird side view for the wrap slit.

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Sitting down photo. It kinda rides up so it’s a little risky.

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Close up of rolling hem. Thank goodness my machine can do this. I really wanted to use the fabric for something.

I’m also just realizing I could’ve used it as a contrast with another fabric, but I digress.

 

aaaand, we’re back

I’m really having trouble finding a server that won’t shut down anytime soon. like within a year of me signing up with them so it’s frustrating trying to upload old posts. Now I’m missing the posts from back when I lived in Boston and I miss those because that’s when I first started getting into collars. Like, back when I couldn’t even attempt to attach collars.

But I digress.

Anyway, here goes:

I, Sara Noemi of little, visible delight, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear as many me-made garments as possible each day for the duration of May 2015.