Friday, 15 May 2015

Me-Made-May 2015: Days 11-15

This has been a busy week for me! I've spent a lot of time packing up (including packing my sewing machine and my fabric stash) to leave home again. I'll be spending the rest of the summer in Canmore, Alberta! It's near Banff, but a little closer to Calgary. I left Vancouver midday today (Friday), and I'll be busy getting settled in tomorrow, so I'm posting a little bit early this week. So much for my original plan to post on Saturdays - I don't think I've done that once yet!

Monday, May 11

Top: Me-made (Sewaholic Pendrell, modified for a knit)
Cardigan: Thrifted (Nicole Bridger)
Jeans: RTW (Guess)
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Second-hand (Sperry)

I wear this top quite a bit more than I used to - although it's not particularly well made and getting a little worn out, it's quite cute and very easy to wear. 

Tuesday, May 12

Cardigan: Me-made (Marion Cardigan by Andi Satterlund)
Camisole: Mom-made (self-drafted)
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Second-hand (Sperry)

In the spring, I spent an afternoon in Montreal exploring some vintage stores, and found this great skirt! I figure it's from the early 60's based on the style and the construction. There's a metal zipper, knife pleats, and a deep (4") hem, although the hem is done by a blindstitch machine rather than by hand. I'm not sure exactly when these machines were used commercially, but I know that metal zippers were gradually replaced by nylon ones in the 60's. Anyways, it fits me well and the colours go really nicely with this cardigan!

Wednesday, May 13

Blouse: Me-made, pre-blog (Sewaholic Pendrell)
Cardigan: Consignment (Jackpot)
Jeans: RTW (Guess)
Shoes: Consignment (Hego's)

This is one of those tops that I remember how much I like every time I wear, but still don't wear very often! It is vintage rayon that wrinkles like crazy, so that's part of the reason why not. It also has ruffles at the shoulders (View B), which I like, but aren't the most practical. I've considered trying to take them out, but the fabric is pretty delicate so I don't know if it would survive. In any case, I still love the top, and really should wear it more often! 

Thursday, May 14

Shorts: Me-made (Simplicity 7148)
Top: Thrifted (Dynamite)
Cami: RTW
Shoes: Second-hand (Sperry)

These shorts are like the top I wore on Wednesday - every time I wear them, I love them, but they're not something I reach for when I'm getting dressed. Part of it is that it's not quite weather for linen shorts yet, but even in the summer, I should wear these way more. I'm always a little hesitant to wear linen because of the wrinkling, but oddly enough, I think I like the way these look better when they're a little wrinkled! I realized that as soon as I ironed them right before taking pictures, of course...

Friday, May 15

Dress: Me-made (Colette Moneta)
Cardigan: Consignment (Jackpot)
Shoes: Second-hand (Sperry)

So far this May, I've actually made an effort to not wear my Moneta dresses too much, just for variety! Today I needed to be cool and comfortable though, because I spent most of the day in the car. I started off the day with my driver's test (which I passed, hooray!), and then spent the rest of the day driving halfway to Canmore! I really should have taken a picture before sitting in a car all day, but didn't... so here's a picture of me standing in front of our motel door.

That's it for this week! Next week will be another busy one as I get settled in to the place I'm staying in Canmore. The weather there is also pretty different than Vancouver so my outfits will probably change quite a a bit! It's often below freezing overnight, and not as warm as Vancouver (and definitely not as warm as Montreal!) during the day. Canmore is a beautiful little town in the Rocky Mountains, but that means cool mountain weather! It can get quite hot in the summer, but it's obviously not there yet!


  1. Congratulations on passing your driving test!

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  3. Lovely outfits and fantastic you passed your test, a whole new world awaits!

    1. Thanks! I could actually drive before but with some restrictions - in BC you have to pass two tests before getting your full license. Now I don't have any restrictions though, and I don't have to take any more tests!