Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 1-9

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And here we are with the first installment of what I wore as part of my Me-Made-May 2014 pledge. To remind you, I challenged myself to wear at least one me-made (sewn, refashioned, embellished, knit, crocheted) garment per day. Last year’s pledge was the same, except that I’d included accessories, so I frequently would just wear a me-made necklace or something. This year I wanted to push myself further and make sure that I had actual clothing I made each day, which has been considerably harder so far this year, in part because the weather’s been so unseasonably rainy and cool, making me realize that I don’t have very many between-season me-made garments. So I must remedy that!

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 1

May 1, 2014

Somehow we got an incredibly sunny and warm day, so we brought our guest staying with us for a week to the island of Procida. Here we are on the beach of Chiaiolella.

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 1

This boy knows not the meaning of “No throwing sand!!”

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 2

May 2, 2014

As you can see from what I’m wearing, the weather was back to its chilly usual the next day.

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 3

May 3, 2014

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 4

May 4, 2014

I might’ve cheated here. This scarf is so big and puffy that I don’t really consider it quite an accessory. But I spent all day frantically finishing up sewing for the following day’s wedding, so I just threw on what was easiest and got to work.

Butterfly sleeve flower girl dress: McCall's M6690

May 5, 2014

This, too, might be sort of cheating, but I wore that thing all day for all parts of the wedding because I was pretty dang cold in my summery dress!

Butterfly sleeve flower girl dress: McCall's M6690

And here I am with the two flower girls in their dresses I sewed them.

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 6

May 6, 2014

Is it not absurd that I was dressed for summer the day before this?!

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 7

May 7, 2014

Last year I caught a boy in our condominium writing on the wall under a portico (the reason why it hasn’t gotten washed away over the past year) with sidewalk chalk I let him use. The first letter S is cut out of this picture. I think any Italian can imagine the naughty word that he insists he wasn’t actually going to write. Hmmm…

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 8

May 8, 2014

The wind was blowing, which is why I’m standing like that. You just can’t tell because short hair doesn’t blow in the wind.

Me-Made-May 2014: What I wore May 9

May 9, 2014

Today’s Friday theme was blue, so I got in blue jeans, blue necklace, blue belt and blue and grey cardigan. Please pay no attention to my crazy hair sticking up in the back. I rushed to get my picture taken before my picture takers went off to work and school. It may not be long enough to blow in the wind, but it is long enough to get bed-head.

Are you interested in taking a look at other people’s Me-Mades? Then pop on over to the MMM14 Flickr group, which is just so inspirational! Or check out the MMM14 Pinterest board or the #MMM14 hashtag in general.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, you have such incredible style! Every outfit is so full of personality, and you look fantastic in every photo. I’m so impressed by both your creative/sewing/design talents and your sense of style!

    • Aw, that’s so nice, Linda! Don’t be fooled, though; I tend to put extra effort into what I look like (except my hair– oops!) when I’m getting my picture taken!

  2. SUPER!!! Mi hai messo la voglia di refashionare =)
    Proverò con qualcosa di “veloce” : gilet semplice e collana =)
    La foto con tuo figlio che lancia la sabbia è bellissima!!!
    Ciao ciao e a presto =)
    Silvia

    • Sono contenta! Il gilet non è refashioned perché ci vuole un rettangolo piuttosto grande di jersey. Si potrebbe fare con un lenzuolo di jersey, ma non riesco mai a trovarli di jersey qui. Le collane sono davvero semplici, però, e non bisogna neanche cucire! Anche a me è piaciuta la foto con Nicky che lancia la sabbia, ma non si vede bene la maglietta, perciò ho messo entrambi!

  3. Wow, che invidia… a Procida a lanciare la sabbia ci andrei anch’io… ora!
    Bellissimi tutti gli outfit, la stola doppia è geniale, i pantaloni coi rampicanti son deliziosi e le gonne sono davvero originali… Attendiamo la prossima settimana 😉
    Bacio,
    I.

  4. Brava, adoro seguire questa tua sfida annuale! Non ti ho risposto poi, ma volevo dirti che la verità è che mi sa che non ho mai cucito niente per me stessa…

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