Monday, May 14, 2012

Me-Made-May 2012 - Week 2

Since I don't have a proper introduction for this post nor any words of wisdom to share like last week, let's start with the clothes.

Monday, May 7th
This dress was made in 2010 (pre-blog, but it was documented here) and I've worn it to death, both in summer and in winter. It was one of the first garments I made that I was really satisfied with. The pattern is Colette's Macaron and it's my favorite ever; I think I could live happily with a wardrobe full of Macaron dresses.
The gorgeous floral print is supposed to be a Valentino fabric I bought from this sweet (crazy) old lady who has a tiny fabric shop filled with treasures. I really should go and pay her a visit one of these days...

For all the Macaron pattern lovers out there, have you tried this pattern? I'm very tempted to...


Thursday, May 11th
I wore my Sencha from last summer; it's a garment I wear quite often, but this week I realised I always style it the same way. I should try and wear it with a skirt for a change.
If you're a busty lady like me, this blouse is perfect because it doesn't require a FBA, and it's super flattering for your curves. Also, the buttoned back is adorable and I really like how the capped sleeves look on me.


Friday, May 12th
This skirt is at least three years old and it's a bit unfair to call it me-made. It was made with the help of my mother when I was still learning to sew... It seems ages ago I was terrified by a zipper!
Anyway, it's a very simple skirt, with little pleats all around and I love its simplicity. I must admit that wearing it makes me question my tendency to always prefer complicated patterns...
Excuse the foot shot, but this was the first day warm enough to wear sandals and I was so happy to have my feet finally free to breathe! :)

27 comments:

  1. Super cute! I've yet to make the Macaron, but I'm sorely tempted! Yours is so sweet!

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  2. Love your macaron and your sencha. I have the macaron pattern but have never plucked up the courage to use it and you've now inspired me to give it a go!!

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  3. I love the Friday outfit. That is a beautiful skirt.

    Yay for warm weather!

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  4. I love the print on the pleated skirt. Very victorian, like the dresses I used to wear from Laura Ashley, but you've made it modern by pairing it with a T-shirt and sandals.

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  5. I'm enjoying your outfits this month...nice pics too

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  6. tutto meraviglioso!
    ma che dire della camicietta? la mia preferita!
    e grazie anche per la mail con tutte le info sulle stoffe, troppo gentile!
    millebaci

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    1. Figurati, Giulia! E in bocca al lupo per il tirocinio!

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  7. Love your outfits and your pictures are fabulous...I'm loving the shots of the shoes too :)

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  8. I love these outfits so much, you're a girl with style after my own heart!

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    1. Thanks, Marie! The feeling is mutual!

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  9. Love your outfits! The macaron dress is particularly gorgeous, I can see why it's a favourite!

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  10. All beautiful items. You really have a very classic and feminine style and I think you must know what colours and shapes suit you. Thanks for the eye candy!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! :)

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  11. gorgeous sandals! love them :)

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  12. Beautiful Sencha and Macaron!! I made a sencha a very long time ago and I think I cut it off grain so it never fit quite right. And I've had the Macaron pattern forever - I really want to make these two patterns (again) !!

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  13. Your Macaron dress and Sencha top make me want to try out those patterns,
    great job!

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  14. You look fabulous in the second frame, I love the button strand on the back of the top!

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    1. Thank you! I love those buttons as well :)

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  15. Wow! The pictures are great! I like your Macaron dress and the Sencha pictures are great! I like the effect you made/choose that's cool!
    That's all so inspiring that kind of challenge!

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  16. Love your Sencha! How come it doesn't require an FBA? Colour me intrigued... it looks great on you and is exactly the kind of style I think would suit my body type as well :) I hadn't thought it would suit me before, but your version has made me reconsider :)

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    1. I don't know but I was pleasantly surprised. I guess it's because the waist tucks create room for the chest, but that's just a guess. I hope to see your version, then :)

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  17. wow besides the stunning outfits I just loved the photo editing. Where/ what software/page do you make your collages?

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    1. Thanks! I used to rely on Picnick for everything, now I use iPiccy, it works very similar.

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  18. Super beautiful garments and gorgeous photos! I love especially that one with the daisies and clover!
    Your sencha blouse is super cute! I have started one long time ago, but somehow got frustrated...after seeing yours, maybe I will give it a new try. :)

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