Me-Made May 2014, Week 2

I had so many plans.

Plans that nice weather would come and I would be able to wear skirts–that I’d made–to work.

And then Frances got sick. And then her stepbrother got very seriously sick, and Frances spent an extra day with me, sick. And making sure I wore my me-mades was maybe no longer quite such a priority–nor did I have as many options. But I did my best.

Day 8

mmmay-6-2

Work From Home and Run Errands outfit, including the new crochet sweater I finally finished. I won’t repeat my post about it, but here it is, and I wore it.

Day 9

mmmay-4-1Frances still sick. Stepbrother still in the hospital. Therefore Frances still with me. Blue Friday: it’s just a wearable muslin of a Jasmine blouse in some inexpensive polyester, but I did make it and it even fit the theme. Go me!

Day 10

Last day in homemade winter pajamas.

Day 11

First day in homemade summer pajamas–the pajama pants from Amy Butler’s book, but cut short.

Day 12

mmmay-5-2My Moneta! All finished. Yes, Frances was still sick and yes, I was still at home with her–but we had to leave the house anyway for her doctor’s appointment, so I might as well wear something I made. Right?

It’s a lovely rayon-spandex knit (from Fabricland–dirt cheap); so soft and very light and super comfortable to wear. I had maybe not anticipated quite how snug this dress would be, made up. Next Moneta I’ll give myself a bit more space on the top half (ahem) and I don’t see myself wearing this particular dress to work. But finishing and wearing this was part of my Me-Made May 2014 pledge, so hurray!

Day 13

Titled: Multitasking. Artist's statement: We were hungry.
Titled: Multitasking. Artist’s statement: We were hungry.

Is it possible that Frances is still sick? Good god. Yes, but she only coughed up part of one lung instead of all of both, so I’ll take that as progress and make her go to school for the afternoon–and wear my linen-silk sheath dress of doom out of the house for the first time.

Fun fact: on Tuesday, the high was 22C in Hamilton and 17C in Oakville. Who even knew that was possible? So I was comfortably warm when I left home and quite cold when I got to work and it was only 13C. Yikes. But the first thing my boss said when I got in was a compliment on the dress, so there you have it. It is officially a winner, and a soft, comfortable winner at that. With homemade flowers on it.

Day 14

The Meringue. With the same shirt I wore in that post, and no tights. Figure I should wear the skirts now before it gets cold again. Because you know it’s going to, this year.

And there you have it. Two weeks down, two weeks-and-a-bit to go.

10 thoughts on “Me-Made May 2014, Week 2”

  1. Sorry to hear about all the stressful illnesses, hope all concerned are feeling much better and well on the road to recovery 🙂 You did great for your MMM challenge – gorgeous dresses and tops!

      1. Your pose is very red carpet and I love the attitude you are putting on with the sunglasses. Your creativity is really cool.

  2. The linen-silk sheath dress of doom looks very nice. You wear it very well and make it look beautiful. A wonderful outfit for some spring bbq’s.

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