Sunday, June 11, 2017

My June Getup


~ yep, I'm wearing all Tina Givens garb, with all my modifications ~


I'm so glad MeMadeMay'17 is over, I might just post only once this month!



~ TG Maria pattern top and skirt ~


~ this looks nothing like the image on the pattern, but I still like it ~


~ and my ebay sandals ~


Before I trot off to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they go live...


I do want to mention what I learned from participating in the MMM project:
  • I wore stuff I had made and had never worn before.  It seems I was able to find other pieces that went well with them.
  • Wearing a different pair of shoes each day made me realize how often I chose the same few pair over and over.  Having to pair up other shoes with an outfit really seemed to to be a game changer.
  • Not wearing the same things with the same things was also interesting.  I never realized before how often I do that.  So I tried not to this month.  It's so automatic.
  • I realized how much I really do luv layering.  When all I wore was a dress, it felt very plain and boring.  Even when it was a great dress, shoes and sox.
  • I've been inspired to sew in the holes of my wardrobe - make more slips, bloomers, underdresses, overdresses, sheer layers, stockings, sox, crop tops and things that go with stuff I've already made.
Thanks Zo, for making it happen Year 8.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Blue Gray on Memorial Day

~ Tina Givens Phoebe Top and Plinka Pants patterns, modified ~



~ with broken glasses necklace ~


~ and ebay spray-painted boots ~

I will be trotting on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell.   MeMadeMay'17 is still going on here and on my pinterest board.  Do check it all out.




~ but first, let's just take a few moments to Imagine ~



Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today.
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one.
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you






Peace out,
pao

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Miyake on My Mind

And now on my body!

~ Vogue 1544, Issey Miyake shirt pattern ~

Man, his designs always blow me away, they are so amazingly put together.  Pure genius.  Of course it takes me a few weeks to make one, since I've never sewn anything like them.  And each one is a totally different animal.


~ made from "ice blue" linen ~


~ I used some scrap white embroidered linen for the insert ~

Hey, you can see my True Love taking the pix in the window reflection!



~ awww, little sea shell buttons ~


~ I know, you're thinking it looks like a night shirt ~



~ but really, there's all these amazing details ~


Like the back center hem buttons up to the front center hem, forming a pant like structure.  Yeah.  That's how I'm wearing it for the pix.  And it hangs beautifully.



~ shoes from the ole ebay ~


I'll be heading on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they all go live.  Come on by.

I also have to get caught up on my MeMadeMay'17 page and pinterest board.  Yikes.  I'm getting on it.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Clothes with a View

Everyday it's something new.

~ Like today's view from my front porch ~

Let me take you on a tour.


~ First up, the dumpster than appeared smack in front of our house one day ~

and then stayed for two weeks, so far.


~ then the day-glo, spray-painted writing on the sidewalk arrived ~

All I can decipher is the OK and the arrows bracketing it going in opposite directions.  This appeared between the dumpster parked on the street and our front door.


~ The piece de resistance is across the street ~

Has been there for days.  ...body bags?

Am I the only normal thing in the neighborhood these days?

I mean, let's look at this scene again, all right in front of my front door.

~ Is there a message here? ~

nah, I didn't think so either, but it was a great backdrop for my screaming coral colored clothes.

~ Tina Givens Greta Dress and Pants pattern ~


~ Trippen Vivienne shoes from ebay ~


Speaking of which, I'll be trippin' on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they all go live.   See you there.

Still hanging in there photo-ing daily on my MeMadeMay'17 page and pinterest board.  Check it all out.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Taking it for a Spin


my new Rorschach Dress


~ Watch It Now ~

~ vroom-vroom ~

~ ok, here's the overdress ~
~ and the underdress ~


~ the full Rorschach effect ~


~ and the best for last, Dr. Martens from ebay ~

details of MeMadeMay'17:

I'll be trotting on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they go live.

You can check out what I've worn so far in May on my MeMadeMay'17 page and/or my pinterest board of the same name, here.


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