Friday, April 1, 2011

Not just another wadder...

Not that I have anything to prove or anything, but I can make something without wanting to scream.

Meet my delicious zucchini:

Made without screaming.

Since that is out of the way this is my latest refashion:
It was only 97 cents.

But that isn't even the best part, I had a $10 off $10 coupon, and paid 58 cents for this and a lovely green wrap sweater.

Blah, blah, blah

Here we go.

Can you see the tree?  Maybe if you squint?
My hair usually covers half of it.

I'm working on my terribly bad posture.  I am.
This is supposed to be a shot of the sleeves.

So the shorts are navy, not black.

I cut the sleeves and the mock turtle neck off.  Took in both sides by 1 1/2 inches. I finished the neckline with clear elastic.  I did not finish the sleeves.  I reverse appliqued the stripes onto the sleeves to give it a little texture and kept going when I maybe should have stopped (surprise, surprise).  I also reverse appliqued the tree onto the back which I LOVE, and the wolverine slash mark stripes down the front which I do not.  Oh well, I'm sure I'll wear it a few times then add something else to it.   That's usually how it goes.

In wrapping up Me-Made-March news, I have a couple more pictures.

Day 31M6321

I took everyone's advice and ditched the large belt. (This is my obi belt scrunched up for photo purposes). I also wore some stilettos to girly it up.  I like it better, but still not a lot.  I also checked to make sure the waist hit at the right spot, and it is exactly on my natural waistline.  I did make sure that the belt edged higher, instead of lower.

Day 28 Self Drafted Pencil Skirt

I loved Me-Made-March.  I wore my selfmade clothes everyday with only a couple redos.  I didn't realize I had such a closet to work with!  

A couple things I learned:  

It's really really hard to take a picture of yourself every single day.  Before I knew it it was after dark, or how about the day my kid puked on me?  Not everything needs to be remembered.

I can wear a dress.  All day long.  (All day after the heavy cleaning and working out).  
Actually, I really like wearing dresses all day.  It's a lot easier to wear a loud (printed) dress with no jewelry than a T-shirt, jeans, and coordinating jewelry to try to look put together.  Who knew?!


  1. That pencil skirt is awesome. I agree about wearing a dress as opposed to putting together separates. Congratulations on finishing the month!

  2. I love zucchini and your fun pencil skirt. (What a sentence!)

    And is this the signature "evening tree" shirt? I like the wolverine slash marks.

    There's nothing like a sewing blog to help you analyze your posture. But then, bending over the sewing machine and ironing board doesn't improve it any.

  3. I love day 28. I especially love how your necklace is attacking your right boob. This is how ALL of my self-timed shots come out. :)