I can't believe it's June already! But the good thing is the sun has been shining, giving me the opportunity to wear some of my summer makes.
Mr B and I decided to have a couple of days in York last week however the weather was terrible, it tipped down the entire time (hence the hotel room photos). We did still have a fun time though and I picked up a couple of vintage patterns from Oxfam too!!
So last week was mostly sponsored by the Dixie DIY Ballet Dress. On Tuesday I wore the first Ballet dress I made. It's super comfy...
Apologies for the dreadful posture in some of these photos!
On Wednesday I wore my second Ballet dress...
And, as pledged, I made something I'd never attempted before to wear on the final day of May...TROUSERS!!!
Just look at those beauties!! Those legs are sooo wide! They are riddled with mistakes but I still love them. I used New Look 6896 which I thought had the perfect 1930s wide-legged styling I wanted to try.
I was a big nervous of making anything too fitted in case I botched it so I thought this would be perfect for my first attempt at trousers.
The material is a very lightweight wool given to me by a friend. I wasn't too keen on the colour so it thought it would make a great wearable muslin...and it did.
Unfortunately, other than the waistband, I had already put the these together before I realised they were far too big! So, I had to take them in at the side seams which made the pockets very narrow.
Now that I have tried trousers I think I'll be making many more. They were surprisingly easy.
This leads me nicely to what I have learned throughout Me Made May...
I'm now much more confident in wearing my me-mades.
I definitely need to introduce more colour. A lot of my makes are in dark colours.
I need more wardrobe staples (hence all the ballet dresses!!) vintage style girndl dresses are lovely but not always practical. I need to strike more of a balance between style and function I think!
I desperately need more workwear. My work wardrobe is very limited and I'd like to experiment with different styles. Maybe a few practical day dresses and pencil skirts?
I loved taking part in Me Made May and will definitely be taking part next year with a more challenging pledge!
But for now I will sign off. Enjoy your day whatever you decide to make or do!
Love, Eliza Brown x