Sunday, May 22, 2016

Me Made May Week 3

Coming down the straight-away, here are the pix from my third week of Me Made May. Looks like we're in a new weather pattern that's more normal for the Central Coast in May. Mornings are foggy and afternoons are sunny. It's kind of hilarious watching the paper try to come up with new ways to say the same thing: Morning fog clearing to sun; partly cloudy with afternoon sun; clouds then sun, and so on. Temps are staying on the chill side though, so my skirts and dresses have still not had much of a workout.

Monday, May 16
On Monday I went for a morning run and then popped on my beetle dress, because the sun had come out.  This is the Zip Front Dress from Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. There's something I really like about this dress; the zip front makes it feel like overalls in dress form. I keep meaning to make another one, but I haven't managed to schedule it in yet.

Tuesday, May 17
On Tuesday I went for a bike ride along the ocean with some friends from out of town. They bring their black lab, Maddie, along in a trailer attached to the back of one of their bikes. We were the toast of West Cliff Avenue; she's cuter than a button. I wore my bike-worthy stretch denim BS 10-2013-#127, the narrow leg trousers, along with a Christine Johnson V-neck Tee

Wednesday, May 18
Wednesday I rode my bike to do a couple of errands around town. I wore my Barb pants and my La Fred square-neck Europa blouse.

Thursday, May 19
Thursday I had a sewing day with my friend Jessica. She kindly took this photo for me with my cell phone and loaned me an adorable prop dog. I wore one of my stable of Kirsten Kimono Tees and an Alabama Chanin skirt. I like these skirts; they're fitted at the waist and hip and then flare out towards the knees. They're very comfortable to wear and also simple as can be to sew up; one of these days I'm going to actually embellish one.

My sewing day resulted in an almost Finished Object. A few more pieces of elastic to apply and I'll have something new to show! Whoot whoot!

Friday, May 20
Friday I rode my bike over to do some reading tutoring at the elementary school. It was windy as all get-out. I'm sure part of the time I was moving in reverse, despite pedaling as hard as I could. It sure was pretty though; scudding clouds and splashes of sun and clear as a bell. I wore my biking favorites, the stretch denim BS 10-2013-#127s and one of my Maria Denmark Edith blouses. This is another woven top that's pretty fitted but still easy to move around in.

Last Saturday's picture, but I wore exactly the same thing this Saturday
Saturday, no picture, but here's the photo from last week because I wore exactly the same thing. Zoe and I had Furry Friends again in the morning, so I wore my working shirt. I was going to change when I got home and pretend I dressed a lot smarter than I really did, but I met my friend Martha for lunch and by the time I got back to the house the moment for re-outfitting had passed. The pants are Me Made though; my old friends BS 10-2013-#127. The dog hair colored ones.

Sunday, May 22
Today (Sunday) I rode over to DeLaveaga Park to meet my friend, Therese, for a hike to the Top of the World. I wore an old pair of (yes, you guessed it) BS 10-2013-#127 and my plaid flannel Archer. There's actually a Kirsten Kimono Tee on under there too. It was cloudy and chilly when we started out, but things were breaking up nicely by the time we got to our destination. My landscape pictures are never as nice as the real thing, but here's a cell phone snap of the view from the Top of the World.

The view from the Top of the World
So, we're about two thirds of the way through May. I can sure tell which patterns are my work horses: Renfrews, Kirsten Kimono Tees and good old BS 10-2013-127. I promise I'll try to get more creative as we cruise through to June!


  1. I'm enjoying your journey through Me Made May. You inspire me and make me smile.

  2. Hard to beat the hardworking Kirsten Kimono Tees! You look great all the days and especially liked your Top of the World photo! Sounds like a fun day! :)