Friday, June 10, 2011

Week 2 || Me-Made June 2011

Woo hoo for Week 2! 
(It's still cold and rainy here in the PNW) 

Monday, June 6: Tunics for All Seasons!
Hey, how 'bout another tunic? This one is from the same NL6515 pattern I wore on Friday, just with a different neckline finish. I usually wear this more in the fall, due to the palette, but it's still fall-ish weather here, so I broke it out.
  • Tunic: NL6515
  • Necklace, Tank: NY&Co
  • Trousers: CAbi

    Tuesday, June 7: Well, Hello There, Sailor!
    It's Fleet Week here in Portland, and what better way to make new friends than to dress like their counterparts in the French Navy? (I'm all for international relations!) This shirt was self-drafted from another LL Bean boatneck that I fell in love with this season. The fabric is from my recent trip to Britex in San Francisco.

    Until I took these pics, I didn't know I'd need to do a swayback adjustment. Interesting!
    • Top: Self-drafted
    • Pants, Bracelet: NY&Co.

    Wednesday, June 8: Swing Style
    The top I'm sporting today used to be this dress. After shooting it as a dress this week, I decided I'd wear it more if I chopped it off. I think it works much better as a top. Paired with my swingin' red cardigan, it's a pretty stellar outfit! (Comfy, too.)
    • Top: S2550
    • Swing Cardi: M5241
    • Necklace: Made by me
    • Trousers: NY&Co.

      Thursday, June 9: Ssssssecond Ssssskin

      Twist tanks have been around for awhile, but I just jumped on the bandwagon recently. Thissss little top is pretty comfy and was a stashbustin' project. I liked it ssssso much, I made another one from red jersey. Lotssss of complimentsssss at work on this one! 
      • Tank: S4076 (OOP, but HIGHLY recommended)
      • Jacket: Thrifted
      • Necklace: Gift from my BFF
      • Trousers: Ann Taylor Loft (Another too-big pair of pants headed to the consignment store. Ugh!)

      Friday, June 10: Tanks for the Memories

      This top is another self-drafted endeavour. It was based on a Banana Republic tank that I fell in mad love with when Sarah Michelle Gellar wore it on an episode of  "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". I wore it until it turned from back to grey (appalling!) and then muslined it four times to get to the final version you see here. It was my second self-drafting project, and I'm pretty thrilled by how it turned out. Now if I could just get SMG's arms... LOL
      • Buffy tank: Self-drafted
      • Necklace and bracelent: Made by me
      • Jeans: Lands End
      That's it for this week! I've heard we're getting SUN next week, so BOLO for dresses and skirts. I'm getting weary of wearing pants!


        1. So impressed that you can keep up with the me-made-months!

        2. Some lovely outfits there Darci! I especially like your hello sailor Tshirt. No wait, I like the Buffy top. No wait, I like the refashioned dress... hey all the outfits look pretty cool. I can see why you got lots of compliments on your sssnakey top too!
          It's interesting that you noticed a swayback adjustment, only after taking a photo of yourself. I've found taking my own photo to often be such a useful tool for the same reason...
          Hope you get plenty of sun soon! And thank you for your always lovely comments. They never fail to put a smile on my face!

        3. Hi Darci, thank you so much for your wonderful comments! Your comments always give me a lift!
          Obviously we here in Oz don't call those cardigan Cosby anythings. The idea of naming a handknit after a non-knitting celebrity seems kind of hilarious to us!