Casual Me-Made Friday

Another Friday, another work-at-home day, another installment of the Japanese Hippie Doomsday Cult fashion show.

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This is the Tunic Dress with Lace from Happy Homemade Sew Chic. Yeah there’s no lace. The pattern calls for a wide 3-inch lace for the neckline. But I could not find any lace that worked with my fabric. I made it out of a slate blue Japanese cotton double gauze with a gold bamboo motif. Any gold colored lace I found looked pretty tacky-ass.

To ramp up the bling factor, I sometimes belt the dress with a long necklace, as shown. Also, I shortened the sleeves after my original make last year.

I call this my Japanese house dress and I wore it frequently last summer. The cotton double gauze is very comfy in hot humid weather.

The Japanese Hippie Doomsday Cult Goes to Work

So, I work in banking in New York City. Not exactly territory for the Japanese Hippie Doomsday Cult look.

But here’s an exception: the Jacket with Back Tie from Happy Homemade Sew Chic, made swanky in cherry red silk dupioni.

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The jacket is long and rather smocklike, with no lining and wrong-side-showing lapels. I cut it with tighter armholes and long short sleeves so it would look a bit more polished. Plus the silk is always a good thing.

This is one of the best patterns in the book and a fun one to dress up or down. A casual rendition in linen is on my to-do list.

Me Made Sunday

Here’s today’s look, for hanging in the garden, sipping Rose and reading a good book. It’s the Dress With Front Tuck from Happy Homemade Sew Chic.

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The dress is just an OK look for me. It’s the first thing I made from the book and the fit is a bit off. Plus I look pregnant.

Another Rose? “Why yes, I will!”

Me Made Work at Home Friday

I telecommute on Fridays, so I can go cazh. Here’s the look: a Maria Denmark Yasmin Yoke Skirt adapted by me as a button-front style, in denim. I made this for about $35 to copy a $500 Stella McCartney skirt.

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The blouse is RTW.
Happy Friday!

All Me Made, All the Time

My outfit today is three pieces of Me-Made fashion. The Yasmin Yoke Skirt and the Day-to-Night Drape Top from Maria Denmark. The cardigan is New Look 6330.

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Unfortunately it’s still too cold here to wear a skirt without tights! Brr and grr.

Me Made Monday

Here’s today’s look for Me-Made-May: MCall’s 6968, very heavily altered.

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This dress bears little resemblance to the pattern envelope. I made short sleeves, omitted the collar, lengthened it, lowered the bust (the pattern had a ridiculously high bust) and lowered the neckline a bit.

I made it out of a linen blend. It’s very black and rather funereal without some bling, so I wear it with a copper sari scarf and coordinating copper jewellery.