Thursday, May 24, 2018

Me and Kimono Hanging Out at Church

on MeMadeMay'18, Day 24

~ yep ~

Actually I'm next to the church, at the rectory.  The whole establishment is huge and a few doors down from my house.  (In fact, you can see some of the edifice in the background of my backyard pix.) 

~ all aglow ~

 It was such a lovely day in the neighborhood (again), a walk was warranted.

~ no, I'm not being arrested ~

I've worn this before, but with different stuff.    I luv this kimono and how it accidentally came about.  You can see and read about it here, if you'd like.  Meanwhile, it's from a failed Tina Givens Meri pattern.

The pantaloons were self-drafted out of organza and attached to old yoga shorts.

~ black jersey and organza pantaloon ~

~ made with french seams and tucks ~

~ and very sheer ~

They were definitely influenced by this style icon:

~ Debra Rapaport, as seen on Advanced Style blog ~

~ newly received sandals from ebay ~

They are so comfortable and I never, never where thongs.  But when I saw how they were made and the heel/sole, I just couldn't resist.  Plus they were going for $15 and no one else bid on them. (?!)  The brand is Akaishi which was unknown to me before.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tina Givens in Linen and Mesh, Yes

on MeMadeMay'18, Day 23

~ front view ~

Here I am wearing 3 different Tina Givens pattern makes.   For the light-weight woven pale green plaid linen top I used her Luella pattern.  I omitted the ruffle on Luella.  Using the same fabric, I used her Oprah pants pattern.  And the floral stretch mesh was made into an under tunic from her Tessa pattern.  That was made my own way as I went along.

~ back ~

You can see why I left on the ruffle.  The top was long enough as is.

~ and in-between ~

Everything is made quite large, as is my want.  I always like to err on that side rather than too small.  But I make do no matter what.

That's the workout wear for today.  And it was an absolutely beautiful May Day...finally.

~ shoes not from ebay! ~

I almost forgot.  These are ages old and still look good.  I believe I got them from Payless?!  The brand is Predictions and they are a pale peachy color leather and suede in real life, with avocado elastic crisscross strips.

And that's that.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Do I Look Like I'm...

on MeMadeMay'18, Day 22

a) goth?
b) in a nunnery?
c) dressed for Halloween?
d)  in my jammies?
e)  just odd?
f)  all of the above?
g) or???

~ I'll turn around while you decide ~

~ okay, no peeking ~

And I'll tell you about what I'm wearing.  The over dress is made in gauze and is from Katherine Tilton's Vogue 8834 top pattern.  What interested me was how it opens on a diagonal, so when I elongated it into a dress, it was extreme.  I also used snap tape rather than zillions of buttons and button holes.  The underdress I showed a few posts ago.  It's a linen tablecloth that I self-drafted.  I'm still trying to find something to wear with it.  I think this works the best so far, but it is rather dramatic.

~ the snaps! ~

Yeah, I'm not just showing off my shoes here.  And they're not even the same one's I wore  yesterday.  They're more of a Mary Jane type, but I'm wearing weird wrap-around-and-tie socks that make them look otherwise.

~nice Trippen Happy Blank shoes from ebay ~

And now it's your turn to participate.  I can't wait to hear what you have to say.  eek!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Wearing The Garden Dress

on MeMadeMay'18, Day 21

~ this is a close as I get to gardening, btw ~

 And it's actually my workout wear for today too.

~ minus the glasses, scarf and boxing boots, of course ~

The cotton fabric, called Fairytale Garden Bug Hunt, was made using a modified Tina Givens Lainey Dress & Bloomers Pattern.    I was given a bit of Tina's Rose Water-Honey Pie Lace-Musk cotton and that became the bloomers. 

~ Lovely Camper pink boxing boots via ebay ~

Although I did snag the shoelaces from the dollar store.  They had come laceless.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Another Accidental Outfit!

for MeMadeMay'18, Day 20

~ whoa, I'm all striped up ~

First, I had this skirt under a dress with the vest on top.  And then a light bulb went on.  Hey, that would probably look much better if you just lost the dress.  So I did.  However, I did replace it with a top that happened to be striped too.  Well, then I had to go with striped sox.  Another accidental ensemble came out.

(The camera flash was accidentally on for this pix.)
~ excuse the washed out face, et. al. ~

Again, I've never worn these things together before.  Even though they're made out of the same material!  What is my problem?  Am I blind?  That's what MMM does for me.  I get out of my routine of wearing the same things in the same ways.  

So the skirt is from a Marcy Tilton Vogue 8637 pattern.  The vest is from McCall's 7416 made rather large.  It's so oddly shaped, I really like it.  I believe I changed up the back a bit, but I can't really remember any more.

~ Dream Happy Boots from Trippen via ebay ~
And that's really their name.
And they are.

It's about that time to link up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style when she goes live later today.  I'll also be joining Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like and Cherie's Shoe & Tell when they come on.  Hope to see you there.

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