Week two of Me Made May is officially over and what a week it was!
I started my new job today so decided to go in reasonably smart until I knew what the dress code was. I chose my latest Colette Patterns Moneta dress, in the autumnal leaf print as I can wear it with tights, it looks smart but is one of the comfiest dresses in the world!
I opted for my Kommatia Patterns black Palazzo pants that I recently tested, teamed with my Sew Over It Silk Cami in this fab black and white rayon. My grey Driftless cardigan was a big staple this week too.
As the girls at work had been having a look at my blog, there was definitely some interest in the Toucan Zinnia skirt that I recently made. I paired this with another Silk Cami top in this stunning polyester silk from Sewn. This outfit definitely is a conversation starter!
I was lulled into a false sense of security due to the previous day’s lovely weather so got my legs out in one of my Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dresses. I adore this pattern, especially the pockets! The fabric is a double gauze that I bought from Miss Matatabi fabrics. I did manage to avoid the tropical thunder storms luckily!
Friday was the day of the Dressmakers Ball, an event put on by the lovely Sarah and Freya of Crafty Sew and So, in Leicester. I travelled up there with my sewing buddy Amelia, and we got all glammed up in our me made finery! I decided to give my McCalls 7154 birthday dress another outing, as it was such a labour of love to make and definitely needed to be worn more than once! I also took my gold sequinned dress to get changed into for dancing! The event was such a lovely evening, where I got to meet lots of Instagram friends in real life and spend the night cooing over fabric, gossiping, making new friends and dancing!
Due to a lack of sleep from the ball and a day of travelling, I get it casual in me made yoga pants and my lovely cat print blouse. Again this fabric was from Miss Matatabi and is the prettiest, softest cotton lawn.
I may have also slightly broken my not buying fabric this month pledge, as there was a closing down sale at Sewn and some Robert Kaufman jersey that I had had my eye on for months was too good to resist!
A day of life admin and visiting family meant double Tilly and the Buttons! I think the the Agnes top and the Cleo dungaree dress work perfectly together. This was the first Agnes I made, from the gorgeous Sugar Skulls fabric from Fabrics Galore.
So, we are halfway through and I have still got lots more outfits in my handmade wardrobe to get through. Let’s see what the weather has in store!