Saturday, May 20, 2017

Me Made May {Week 3}

Oh, deary me! I nearly neglected this week's me-made summary!


Here are Momma & me on Mother's day. I'm wearing my birthday dress from last year. {With newly thrifted $2 vintage heels!}


{Monday}
Cap sleeved top from Debbie Bliss Beach Belles booklet 


{Tuesday}
Vintage border print sheet skirt {new make} & knit Simple Vest from Debbie Bliss Amalfi booklet. 


{Wednesday}
The Sunshine Frock! Dottie Angel {Simplicity 1080} made from vintage fabric which my Mema gave me.


{Thursday}
Potty over Beatrix Potter Dress
{New make}
But you know all about it already.πŸ˜‰
{Or see previous post if you do not.}


{Friday}
Another Dottie Angel frock! This one is made of fine wale corduroy with pretty pink roses from Hobby Lobby. With the trusty wellies on a rainy day!


{Saturday}
Cable & blackberry tank from Debbie Bliss Fez book.

I can't believe I've made it this far without a repeat yet! Maybe I will make it. {But if I don't & have to do an outfit repeat that's ok too.} πŸ˜‰ 

♡Michelle πŸ“


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Potty over Beatrix Potter Dress





I've made a lot of quirky & kitschy dresses in my time. But this one may be my favorite  {or should I say favourite?} 😊 The prettiest of pastels...and all of our beloved characters from the imagination & paintbrush of Miss Potter. 


My sweet sister Kelsey recently got this vintage Peter Rabbit doll for me at a garage sale! 😍 Isn't he the sweetest? And in this pic you can see a closer look at the skirt fabric of my dress.

Photos of me taken by my wee leetle rabbit Abbey. πŸ’•πŸ°πŸ‘―

I know what I'll be wearing on July 28th! πŸ˜‰

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Me Made May {Week 2}

Here are this week's me-made outfits!


{Sunday}
Record player print dress


{Monday}
Boatneck sweater with Bow from Debbie Bliss' Beach Belles booklet 


{Tuesday}
La Robe de Macaron πŸ’• 


{Wednesday}
Hey doll! Matroyskaprint dress. 
This is the only new make this week.


{Thursday}
Pastel Victory Jumper 


{Friday}
Nautical vintage blouse 


{Saturday}
Beachy striped dress 

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I'm starting to run out of me-made things now! I'm hoping to be able to make it the whole month without repeating anything. I better get crackin'! πŸ˜‰ This week was pretty busy so I was only able to make one dress. Hopefully next week will be more productive. 😊

πŸ’• Michelle πŸ“

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Me Made May {Week 1}

This merry month of May I'm joining in with oodles of other makers in wearing something I've made every day for Me Made May. {#mmmay17} It's been lots of fun so far! Here are the outfits I wore this week {except for Monday, the 1st because I cheated that day & stayed in sweatpants & a Shopkins t-shirt because I didn't decide to join in the me-made merriment until after I'd gotten dressed for the day. And I was far too comfortable to change. πŸ˜†}


Tuesday was this groovy remake of a 60s housedress. 


Wednesday was a cabled cardi from Debbie Bliss' Land Girl booklet.


Thursday was a pastel Parisian Print frock. These lovely fabric were Waverly Inspirations from Walmart. 


Friday was a pinafore made from some lovely vintage fabric remnants. 


And today {Saturday} is a Fairisle yoke sweater also from the Debbie Bliss Land Girl booklet. 

Thursday & Friday's looks were both made the day before they were worn so this little challenge is definitely helping my sewing game. {And helping me work through my stash which is always a very good thing. πŸ˜‰}

I can hardly wait to decide what to wear & make next week!

#makersgonnamake

What are you working on?
πŸ’• Michelle πŸ“

Monday, May 1, 2017

My aqua obsession


I'm sure everyone has that amazing vintage truck or car that they're in love with. You know that one that sits parked permanently somewhere & you practically give yourself a strained neck ogling it every time you drive past in your lame, non-vintage, but sensible vehicle. {Or is that just me?}




Well, this awesome aqua truck is my dreamboat! While my {brave} friend Kat & I were galavanting around with her camera I mentioned my obession with love for the fabulous Ford. She screeched to a halt when I pointed it out & pulled in. She & I marched up to the open shop door of the assumed owner. {Though I may have been sheepishly trailing a step or two behind her being of a more shy nature.πŸ˜†} We asked permission to take pics by the vintage vehicle {slightly shouting to make up for the fact that they were wearing earplugs for their work} & they had no problem with it. They probably thought we were nuts, but oh well. πŸ˜‰ I've gotten a bit used to that.


My outfit matched just too perfectly!
I made my dress from a vintage sheet which I purchased from The Lavender Housewife. My aqua Hunter wellies were a Christmas gift from Momma & Dad. {Pro tip: If you wear women's size 7 1/2 shoe you can fit into the kids size 5 Hunter wellies!}

Well now, you know you have an obession with a color when you have a sewing machine that color. πŸ˜† I think Astrid rather enjoyed stitching up this frock. πŸ˜‰


Needless to say I was so excited that smiling was not a problem at all for these pics.


The only thing that could've made this experience better was if they had told me to just go ahead & take the truck home with me. πŸ˜‰ Hey, I can dream can't I?!


And dream I do.

This post is the last of my wonderful Kat photos so far. But never fear we have plans. Let's just say they involve my nieces.  *dances like a dork with excitement*

I plan to take part in Me Made May {#mmmay} this lovely month as well so that should provide plenty of fodder for my crafty shenanigans. 

Love,
Michelle πŸ“