Saturday, May 18, 2013

Me-Made-May Week 3

Phew, what a week! It was a fun one, though, filled with vacations, the greatest mountains, biking, and new sewing projects.

  • 5/10 - MM shirt and shorts; worn at my parents' house. We just hung around petting dogs, and I finally finished the buttonholes on my Archer shirt! Now I just need to muster the enthusiasm to sew buttons on...
  • 5/11 - MM tee; worn on a hike in the High Sierra. It's my one and only me-made workout shirt again! This photo was taken in the sunny Alabama Hills while my dad did some climbing, and I just had to sacrifice a nicer photo of my face for the snowy Sierras in the background (unfortunately, Mt. Whitney is just out of view). This is my favorite place in the world.
  • 5/12 - MM shorts; worn on a very hot drive up the Central Valley with no air conditioning while recovering from altitude sickness. It actually wasn't as bad as it sounds.
  • 5/13 - MM pajamas; worn sitting on the bedroom floor planning sewing projects. I felt kind of bad after getting home from work and realizing I hadn't even thought about MMM all day and wore absolutely nothing handmade, but then I looked down and saw my beloved pajama pants. Those count too!
  • 5/14 - MM dress; worn to a board meeting. The greatest dress ever makes another appearance. I felt good and put together in this outfit, which is pretty amazing considering there are some seriously stylish women on the board. I always feel like a frumpy teacher around them!
  • 5/15 - MM pants; worn to work. I've been trying to bike to BART instead of taking the bus to save money and be healthy. It's been fun, but it would a lot more fun if there weren't a 500 ft. hill to get up. Anyway, this was the second wear for these pants, and I must sadly announce that this pair is officially a wadder. I am a frumpy teacher in these.
  • 5/16 - ????? I think I wore a hand knit scarf over my coat, but somehow I can't say for sure. It's kind of like Thursday didn't happen. Weird.
  • 5/17 - MM tee; worn on a beautiful evening of sewing. Like fly zippers, I'm oddly psyched out by knits, and this top is proof to myself that I (and my machine) am actually capable of making something acceptable out of a knit fabric. This outfit photo kind of misrepresents real life - as soon as the photo was taken I pulled on one of my husband's old sweaters and the scarf came off soon after. How do people not get annoyed by a head scarf?


  1. Ohhh, the scenery in the mountains looks absolutlely spectacular. How I would love to hike there!

    1. I'm totally biased, but I think the Eastern Sierra is the most beautiful place in the entire world. I'm so lucky my parents live nearby!

  2. I LOVE the fabric you used for your PJ pants, and they so definitely count :) I would count them if I had them. I really need to make some...

    1. You've made all those beautiful skirts and dresses and yet no pajama pants??


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