Friday, the first day of Me Made May just had to be celebrated with my proudest make to date: the trousers that fit, see here. They were super comfy, and even though I might take the legs in a little to narrow them next time around, these worked just fine for these. My school also participated in ‘wear something pink’ for Cancer Research UK, so it was two clothing challenges in one day. I can already tell that these trousers are going to get a lot of wear, they go with most things in my wardrobe, including this pink cardigan I pulled out especially 🙂
Saturday was a rare date night with my husband, always good to remind myself that I do have one now and again! We were only going somewhere casual for a quick bite to eat, while my Mum babysat the monkeys for a couple of hours, so jeans were a must. However, finding a suitable Me Made top proved pretty difficult. This is a serious gap in my casual wardrobe, so first lesson of the month learnt. After several unsuccessful trying-ons, I settled on this top (above right). But it wasn’t good! It’s a GBSB blouse with collar that I didn’t check the ‘test square’ on the PDF, see here, so it came out way too small. I took off the sleeves, which helped. A bit. But boy, did this feel uncomfortable to wear: it’s too short in length and kept riding up over my bust (even with my most minimising bra on). So, pretty though that collar was, it’s already in a charity bag, ready to go. I’m determined to have a purge on my Me Made items that I’m not likely to ever wear this year. Sad, but necessary…
Sunday was a day full of mostly marking and board games (though clearly not simultaneously), so something comfy was a must. My first attempt at a Coco top was perfect, see here. I hadn’t worn this in a while, so it was good to get it back out. I suspect you could be seeing a lot more of this top at weekends.
We met my parents over at Port Sunlight on the Wirral, today. It’s a model village, built in the late 1800s by Lever Brothers, for the workers at their world-famous, soap factory. I had no idea how pretty it was and the sun even shone for us. My recently improved, original Megan dress (Tilly and the Buttons, see here) as perfect and really comfy for mooching about the museum, local art gallery and garden centre. Although it’s a lot less roomy than it was originally, there was still plenty of space for cake and endless cups of tea 🙂
Well, so far so good. Hope everyone else has enjoyed the first week of #MMMay 2015.