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And here’s the continuation of my challenge to wear at least one garment and/or accessory that I’ve made/refashioned per day of May. (Click here to see the first week.) There are a few projects here which I haven’t been able to write about yet, but will do as soon as possible!
My daughter and I dressed the same (at least from the waist down) for this post‘s picture. Seeing as she was in the shot with me and couldn’t be the photographer as ususal, another 6-year-old girl helped out… her best friend from school!
That morning I brought the kids to school dressed one way and picked them up another way. My sister gave me this skirt that didn’t fit her anymore (go figure, it was too big for her and sometimes is still too tight for me!) as she sometimes does (she also gave me this very cute skirt) and I wore it for a few years. But that morning I pulled it out from my summer skirts that I still hadn’t put away in my wardrobe for the season and it suddenly seemed completely unwearable as it was. Then I took out my melon seed necklace only to discover that the string had broken and the seeds fell everywhere. So I put on a necklace that my daughter made for me. I got back home and spent the morning redoing both skirt and necklace, among other projects. The skirt looked a whole lot better when I left the house again!
before necklace: made by my daughter
after necklace: melon seed necklace
tank top and cardigan: both Old Navy
refashioned skirt (post coming soon! here it is!)
refashioned leggings (post coming soon! here it is!)
Palestinian sandals from Altromercato shops
On the flickr group of Me-Made-May ’13 participants voted for Friday themes. The theme for this day was “Sewing, Knitting, Creating Space.” My work space is set up in a way that it’s pretty hard to photograph. So here’s just one part: a wall with a shelving system that we recently set up ourselves. It’s a system of aluminum tubes which are cut to size and connected with special steel grip things. It takes up a whole wall and I’ve managed to organize a very large part of my materials, both sewing and upcycling, mostly in fruit crates that most greengrocers here throw away. Below the shelving is part of the old kitchen that was in our apartment before moving in that we got repainted. This was the sink, so we took off the top part and instead put on a big slab of marble taken from an old table. There’s a bit of a mess (pretty limited, I admit): cloth pad patterns, toilet paper tubes for future projects, a box of fabric dye…
dress: ha! again given to me by my sister!
ethnic necklace, but I don’t remember from where
refashioned leggings (different from the previous day’s. post soon! here it is!)
We took this picture in our courtyard, in front of a bay tree and a wall of tufo, the volcanic rock so typically used in the area around Naples.
Happy mother’s day! To celebrate, we spent the morning in Sant’Agata dei Goti, a historical town built on the edge of a beautiful gorge.
It was a bit chilly, so we got wore heavier clothes.