Me-Made-May ’14: Week 2 Round-Up

9 May

Happy Friday, everyone! One week down into Me-Made-May – and time for another round-up!

5/3, Saturday
Dress: Fabulous Silk Birds
Slip: Ruby Slip
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

My baby brother graduated college on Saturday! Here I am with all my siblings – of course, I’m the shortest one (and this photo is a little misleading because I’m standing on an incline. I’m actually a good 7″ shorter than my sister, who in turn is shorter than my brothers, ha). I used the graduation as an excuse to pull out my favorite Me-Made to date – the Fabulous Silk Birds dress (I don’t name all my handmades, but I named this one! Because it’s fabulous!). I love love love this dress – I always feel so, well, fabulous in it πŸ™‚ Plus, wearing this dress means I get to wear my equally amazing 4ply silk slip (note to self: sell organs and buy more 4ply silk asap), which is always a plus in my book πŸ™‚

5/4, Sunday
Dress: Seersucker Anna
Shoes: Born
Belt: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Franco Sarto
Purse: Scarlett Begonia

Wore this to go plant shopping and ice cream eatin’ with Landon. I realize that I have this dress styled the exact same way I did in the original FO post – I guess I’m not very creative when it comes to pink seersucker! Anyway, love it and it’s great for hot weather. Also, if my hair looks brighter than it did the day before – that’s cos we redyed it πŸ™‚ I slept in the dye so it’s SUPER bright now haha.

5/5, Monday
Tank: Target
Skirt: Cascade
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Necklace: Handmade by me

Another favorite me-made! I LOVE this skirt, and everyone else seems to love it too – I’ve literally been followed around retail stores over it, multiple times. It’s the perfect marriage of pattern and fabric (and, before you ask – the fabric came aaaaall the way from Macedonia. My BFF picked it up for me while she was living there a few years ago. Wish I had more of it!), and it’s just so fun to wear. I feel like Shakira, and I mean that in the best way.

5/6, Tuesday
Dress: Emery
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Born

Can’t ever be sad when your hair matches your dress πŸ™‚

5/7, Wednesday
Dress: Lady Skater
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: xoxo

ESPECIALLY if that dress has tigers printed on it!

5/8, Thursday
Top: Briar
Skirt: Moss Mini
Necklace: Thrifted
Shoes: Keds

I took some advice on styling this skirt and went with a tshirt that has a looser fit – and I LOVE how it looks with this skirt! Especially the hemline on this Briar – hi-lo hem gives it the look as if it’s tucked in, without it actually being, you know, tucked. The whole outfit is totally comfy and I’m not gonna lie – I felt pretty good about it all day.

5/9, Friday (that’s today!)
Top: Advance 8511
Pants: Thurlows (but skinny!)
Shoes: Born

I actually had a different outfit planned today – I wanted to wear a skirt. But then I stepped outside, noticed the chill in the air, and decided to wear my red Thurlows instead. No regrets!

All in all, I think I had a pretty successful first (full)week of MMM! The changing weather has been a little tricky, but I’m working on a lightweight trench coat right now that will hopefully get me through the chilly mornings and occasional rain (actually, the trench is done – I’m just waiting on the buttons to be delivered!). How are y’all doing with your pledges? Find any fun outfit combinations or gaping holes in your closet yet?

Oh, just a few more announcements before I sign off for the weekend:
– If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to enter in the Colette Guide to Sewing Knits Giveaway! I’ll be drawing the lucky winner on Monday morning, so you’ve still got time!
– My girl Elizabeth is looking for part time seamstresses to help her with some sewing work. If you’re in the Nashville area and would like to sew on an amazingly fun industrial machine in a gorgeous studio (I’m not even kidding about either of those – that’s me in her studio on 5/6!) for a lil’ extra cash, send her an email at I’m currently doing part time work for her on the side, and it’s super awesome because we listen to 80s music and watch Nicolas Cage movies. I have no intentions of quitting; her business is just growing very fast and she needs more help! All levels of experience are welcome – we’re not handbeading couture or anything here πŸ™‚ – but you must already have a basic understanding of clothing construction and know how to operate a sewing machine. Bonus points if you’re a speedy sewer!
– My class at Watkins, Introduction to Fashion Sewing still has a couple of spots open, if you’ve been on the fence about signing up. DO IT NOW, GO!
– Aaaaaand, Nashville’s newest/cutest fabric store, The Fabric Studio, is finally open and just released the class schedule for June! I’ve got a few gigs there as well – Learn to Sew the Colette Ginger Skirt, All About Zippers Sewing Lab, and Apparel Patterns Demystified (seminar/info session)! I’m really excited about all these classes – excited to share my knowledge, excited to teach, excited to meet other sewers in the area! I think it’s gonna be fun! πŸ™‚ Also, I promise to stop spamming y’all about my classes now πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!


30 Responses to “Me-Made-May ’14: Week 2 Round-Up”

  1. Paige @ Lux Per Diem May 9, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    love it all! Especially the bird dress!

  2. Lisette May 9, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    If only I could move to Nashville! That plaid dress matched with your hair is super cute.

    • LLADYBIRD May 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

      omg don’t you even tease me like that!

  3. ekabby111 May 9, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Is this the part where I concern troll about how less-than-flattering I find those pants?

    • LLADYBIRD May 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

      Except these pants are so awesome, you can’t even pretend that they’re unflattering πŸ˜› haha

      • ekabby111 May 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

        You’re right. I can’t. But my alter-ego Edith, can.

  4. Philippa May 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    love your outfits πŸ™‚ esp the seersucker Anna. Why change the styling if it’s spot on!

  5. Brigitte May 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    I still love the Fabulous Silk Birds dress! It’s so perfect πŸ™‚

  6. jenna (@KittyCatStevens) May 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    do you think the zipper course will be a reoccurring class? i’d love to take it later in the summer or fall once my life isn’t so hectic! i’m loving all your outfits, as usual. it’s almost like we’re getting to hangout everyday! (except not at all but if lurking you from my work computer is the closest i come then i’ll take it!)

    • LLADYBIRD May 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

      I think so (at least, I’m willing to teach it repeatedly, haha!). You should definitely take it, because, well, I’m excited to teach it haha πŸ™‚

  7. seamsoddlouise May 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Really inspiring here. The red thurlows are beautiful.

  8. sewdooley May 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Great outfits, I love the fabric from Macedonia. Yeah, another fabric store in Nashville. I really enjoy Textile Fabrics when I visit my son. I’ll check out The Fabric Studio on my next visit.

    • LLADYBIRD May 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

      Definitely check it out! It’s a super cute little store, nice selection and great prices πŸ™‚

  9. Helen Siddon May 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    Love that you slept in your hair dye πŸ˜‰ Your matching Emery is just fabulous!

    • LLADYBIRD May 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

      Haha, well, ya gotta do what you can to get that color nice and bright πŸ˜›

  10. cfletemeyer May 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Love your looks this week! Especially the cascade and bird dress. I have some navy silk with multi colored frogs that is going to be a dress soon, yeah! Hope the classes fill up fast, wish I could take one! – Carrie ( Nancy’s cousin)

    • LLADYBIRD May 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

      Ooooh that sounds amazing!! Where do you even find fabric like that?!

      • cfletemeyer May 14, 2014 at 11:50 am #

        I got it at a little fabric store in town (richmond) , she does custom clothes and alterations and has a ton of silk. Pricey but awesome. Not nearly as cool as the fabric studio though!

  11. tworandomwords May 10, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    I used to put my (pink) hair dye on in the morning and wear it all day, including to the shops (Oh, 18 year old me). And occasionally slept in it if I put it on in the afternoon. I would also use the hairdryer on it to get dem chemicals working.

    I’ve mainly found some big gaps – although I wear me-made almost all the time anyway, MMM makes you more aware of it, I guess. I need some loungewear and paaaants, gah

    • LLADYBIRD May 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

      Oh yeah, I don’t usually sleep in mine because I’m terrified it’ll get everywhere (although my shower cap + bandana did me good this time ’round), but we didn’t get it on until 8P and I have a strict 4 hour minimum for semi-permanent dye. So sleep it is πŸ™‚ Not brave enough to go out with it like that, though – I sat in the car and made Landon pick up dinner HAHA!

      Oh man, I need more loungewear too! All mine is ratty and old (except for the Lakeside pajamas I made last year – which I wear so much I’m afraid they are going to disintegrate haha), and I’d rather make more than buy them at this point.

  12. weefrills May 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Fabulous clothes! Enjoying your different location shots too.

    • LLADYBIRD May 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

      I’m loving the different locations too! πŸ™‚ Although I think we’ll be back in the yard this week… Landon just left town for a business trip, so I’ve lost my unofficial photographer haha

  13. Jen May 12, 2014 at 5:33 am #

    wow! i want your wardrobe, haha. how cool are your skinny thurlows?! looks like i am going to have to figure out trousers again – ten years since i made the last pair…

    • LLADYBIRD May 12, 2014 at 7:08 am #

      The struggle is worth it! πŸ™‚ Me-made trousers ruuuuule haha πŸ™‚

  14. MTangel May 12, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    I’ve been plotting to make a silk slip like yours ever since I read about it, it sounds wonderful. The ones you buy in the store are so unpleasant to wear all day, they don’t breathe at all.

    If you want to get into dying fabric a little bit, you can get 4ply silk from Dharma Trading for way cheaper than most fabric stores. It’s only in white, so you’d have to dye it but it may worth a try since it’s only $19/yd there. They call it heavy crepe de chine (30 mm).

    note: not affiliated in any way; when I took a fabric dying class in college we got stuff from there.

    • LLADYBIRD May 13, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

      That is really good to know about the silk, thanks for the head’s up!!

  15. Pootle and Make May 13, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    Oooh I want your pink paisley cascade skirt. Gorgeous.

  16. Gwen Gyldenege May 14, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    You have the most interesting wardrobe. I love seeing what you choose because it’s so very opposite and different from what pick for fabric or pattern I would make. The contrast inspires me. I really love your outfits. So many of these look like RTW (a compliment), that if you hadn’t noted you made it, I would never have known!! Wowzers!


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