Week 4 of Me-Made-March: the dark ages.

I started this post thinking it was the Week 3 recap – as it turns out, I totally forgot to do one! So that will be coming soon.

I’m not going to lie – Week 4 was rough on the self-made fashion front. I’d mostly run out of new things and was heading into the land of repeats. The weather has been getting warmer, and I’ve made it an annual practice to dress awkwardly right about now. Finally and perhaps most problematic, I don’t have a full length mirror in our new apartment. Sigh. Luckily there was some good with the bad!

Day 1, I trotted out a scarf I made a couple of years ago, my silk-screened mussel design on cotton/silk voile.

Day 2. Ok. Here is one of the failure outfits. One I probably wouldn’t have worn if I’d had a full- length mirror. Self-made skirt, normally quite cute, and thrifted everything else.

Day 3, a freshly made tunic, refashioned from a full linen skirt with a great print!

Day 4, an “eh” sort of outfit. I keep on meaning to do something else with this silk tank. I love the print but I made one of the Cynthia Rowley tunics that are just too big and boxy. This picture will motivate me to refashion it!

Day 5. This shirt is from a dress that I wore out. I’m talking a 6″ rip out the rear of the dress, nowhere near a seam! I was scrounging for quick projects and found my poor dress in the scrap heap. Inspiration struck! I love it.

Day 6. All right. This outfit was good in my head, but probably would have been modified with a view in the full-length mirror. I really like the bright blue with the neutral jacket, but the shapes weren’t quite right. Note to self: figure out how to wear loafers!

Day 7. I needed an antidote to the failure outfit from the day before. Thankfully, I really liked this outfit, and I found that this shirt tucks really nicely into my self-made skirt.

So there you have it. Probably the spottiest week yet, but I think next week will be a significant improvement. I already have a new dress to show off, and, from the sounds of it, will be purchasing a damned mirror.


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