Moi Made May 14 - Week 1

I've been stalking the MMM 14 Flickr group each morning as I have my coffee, and it's pretty unreal. So many talented ladies on there! My first week hasn't been ground breaking, but its been nice to take a little extra time and think what I can wear thats a little different to my every day easy choices. As predicted my work outfits haven't really changed - Elle pants and a self made knit top, except for when the Elle's are in the wash (really need to make a second pair).

I was lazy on Day 1 and 2 (work days) - you'll have to believe me. I wore my Elle pants and a RTW shirt day 1, and the Elle pants and an unblogged grey Renfrew day 2. Yawn!


Day 3 - Saturday - A day of rest. Miserably cold and wet, but I was cozy in my wool ruffled cuff Renfrew, a RTW  long sleeve tee from Witchery, and my copy cat Simplicity 2226. Boots are from Diana Ferrari. I was fairly sure I hadn't worn this combination before. It's a cute skirt, great pockets. The husband liked this outfit. 


Day 4 - Sunday - Another day of rest. Even MORE miserable than the day before. I had zero intentions of leaving the house that day, and so my outfit of choice was Stretchywear. I was spending the day sewing, knitting, eating and doing yoga. My Crazy Cat Lady top (with you in mind Morgan!) and my ponte Elle pants were perfect. Almost. Turns out ponte isn't quite stretchy enough for yoga. Yeah - busted some seams. But its OK - have sewing machine, can mend (did mend). 



Day 5 - Monday - Work - Elle pants and Stripey Mandy Boat neck tee. Comfy, easy. 


Day 6 - Tuesday - my RDO. The debut of my divine Featherweight. Hello my warm cuddly snuggly pretty. RTW polka dot jeans from Country Road, tee from Target. 



Day 7 - Wednesday - Work again. Elle pants again. Featherweight card again because I CAN'T TAKE IT OFF. Stripey tee - much loved RTW from Portmans, but nearly reaching the end of its wearable lifespan after (a) spilling balsamic vinegar on a white stripe (ALWAYS spilling on my white stripes), (b) washing with some green fabric and turning slightly minty, and (c) spilling pasta source over the bosom that night, also on a white stripe. I've got to let it go. 


Day 8 - Thursday - today! Decided to give my sad Tyler shirt a whirl. Hence the pale sad face. I love the fabric so much and my sleeve plackets are so DAMN awesome. But it's too tight across the back and oh how sad that neckline makes me. But under my work jacket it was ok, with RTW olive cords. This shirt really hasn't got much time left. The seams are starting to bust open. It makes me feel like the Hulk. And that's not attractive.

So, if you've made it this far and you're not asleep I'm impressed - it's not too groundbreaking. But I'm looking forward to some nice outfits this weekend - there's a few more excuses for costume changes lined up and a couple of new kids to take out for a spin. Any exciting plans for the weekend for you?

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  1. I'm really not sure how I missed your original Crazy Cat Lady post! It's an amazing little shirt. Also... I think I may need something like those Elle pants in my life!

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    1. Haha, it's been a firm favourite. I often get comments on the cat top. And the Elle pants - now I've got my fit sorted I'm a bit addicted to them - so quick to make, you just have to find fabric with the right amount of stretch. But they're a winner!

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    2. Morgan, buy the Elle pattern!!!!!!! Or, equally effectively, use a leggings pattern and add ease to make pants. They are esentially the same thing!

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    3. I've been thinking of doing the reverse and making leggings from the Elle's, with less ease!

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  2. My MMM is to wear different versions of the same pattern for each week - I just finished 8 days of espresso leggings, and I'm about to start 7 days of a Raglan tee... and then comes a week or Elle pants! Wanna whip up a few more pairs and join me??? http://crafting-a-rainbow.tumblr.com/

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    1. Great idea Gillian! I've got at least another 2 pairs in the pipe works, will get me motivated to crack on!

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  3. Sounds like a need a pair of Elle Ponti Pants too...just not for yoga! I once split my pants at a year 6 disco so I feel your pain on that one. I love the Mandy Boat Tee too...I've made two already and have plans for 3 more.

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    1. Haha! It wasn't the bum that split interestingly (i do always double stitch that little curve!) but the inner upper thighs when doing the (painful) splits - same spot each side! I guess it's because ponte doesn't have 2 way stretch...

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  4. You've also convinced me I need some Elle pants! Great week of outfits.

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    1. Thanks Katie! You are my pants queen of inspiration! I need to try those burdas you keep smashing out....

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  5. Nicely done! But are those boots this season? Please say yes :)

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    1. No! I've had these for at least 4 years but I love them. I've just looked online, they're similar to these
      http://www.dianaferrari.com.au/shop-collection/online-product-detail.html?prd=13946&sku=234661&cat=169

      I do love the colour, it's not the easiest to find. I think I'll get one more winter out of them, they're a bit tired.....

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  6. Very stylish week! Especially considering how miserable it's been out...you've put together some lovely outfits. DIVINE cardigan! I noticed the forecast for Wed is 22 - maybe your sublime silk blouse will get a look in this May after all!

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    1. Thanks Danielle - I like your optimism re silk weather!

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  7. Ok, so I need to get onto the Elle pants thing too and I love your simplicity skirt. May need to do something about that. I am feeling totally uninspired by my old wardrobe pieces. So need to fix that I think.

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    1. Kirsty the Elle pants would look great on you! I think they'd be super flattering - definitely get on to it!

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