Monday, June 3, 2013

Red

So last Friday was the last day of MMM '13 and the theme for our photo was "red".

As soon as I saw this I just knew where I wanted my photo to be!

The owner of this house is painting this wonderful scene on the side of their home and every day when I see it I smile, I just love the cuteness of these characters and if anyone can tell me if they have an origin I would appreciate it.

Thank you Jonathon for the photo!
I am wearing:

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 cowl neck top in white/toffee/red/brown knit, previously worn on day 5.
Skirt: Burda 04-2009-101 in burgundy corduroy made in May 2012.
Accessory: Purchased gold band choker with burgundy stone drop pendant and me-made earrings.
Tights: Black tights.
Boots:  Betts black boots.

I have a confession to make, the photo below was taken earlier in the month when it was warmer and a lot less traffic (this is on a very busy road during peak hour) and I was feeling a bit self conscious when DH took this photo in the middle of the day, however it shows you more of the wall.


Wrap-up

You can all breath a sigh of relief, Me Made May has now finished!

There were an amazing 412 members all with varying degrees of commitment to how much Me Made they would wear a day or week.  There are quite a few patterns I now want to try!

It got a bit difficult as the weather cooled, but I did manage to stick to my pledge of "only wearing me made items" but this did cause quite a few repeats for skirts and tops however I did manage not to repeat an outfit which I was very pleased about.

So what did I learn this time around:
  • Again like last year cardigans are what I was missing, particularly a navy one!
  • I tried some different colour combinations and was very pleased with the looks, now I need to continue experimenting and not to fall into the comfortable.
  • For the first time in my sewing life, my casual wardrobe is much larger than my work wardrobe as I have to replace some pants (you have seen the muslin's) and skirts which I didn't get around to doing before May started.
Thank you all for putting up with the daily post, hopefully back to some sort of normality now.

7 comments:

velosewer said...

You looked great all May.

Carolyn said...

You did look great all May, and I love this photo! What an awesome backdrop! There are one or two houses here with interesting murals on the side... I think it is such a nice idea, creating community art spaces like that. Gorgeous!

Judith said...

I totally loved your MMM and congratulations for seeing it through. How clever is that mural on the side of the house - there must be a few people grabbing a picture along side of it. So, what is next up in your sewing life ???

Renata said...

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed every day, whenever you posted it.

Dilliander said...

Such a happy and fun grand finale red photo! I've also enjoyed your daily MMM13 posts and lovely garments irl.

BeaJay said...

It was very enjoyable to see all the outfits. Maybe next year I will have enough to participate.

becki-c said...

I really love that print. Its bright and cheery.

I have had such fun with MMM this month, Its interesting to see our two climates move in opposite directions. I'm taking things off and you are putting them on!