I took a leap this week.

Goldenrod Skirt S2451 by mahlicadesigns

I’ve been making a few navy tops lately and didn’t really feel like they paired up well with the bottoms is my wardrobe. After a little brainstroming, I got an idea.

Goldenrod Yellow – Meet my toned down color palette and work some magic!

Union St Tee w/ S2451 skirt

I’ve had it in my mind that I cannot wear yellow because of some bad color choices in the past that made me look sickly. I’ve also been wanting a yellow jacket for the longest time and kept hoping to find the right yellow tone that would work for me.

S2541 Golderod Skirt w/ Union St Tee

Enter a TNT skirt pattern and this goldenrod fabric from my destash pile and a small prayer that this idea would work.

S2541 Golderod Skirt w/ Georgia Top

I think I have a small victory here. I can wear yellow and my wardrobe is now better rounded.

S2451 in Goldenrod

The pattern: Simplicity 2451 view D with front pleats removed in size 14. Removing the pleats was the only alteration. I simply folded/pinched out the pleats from the pattern tissue before cutting.

The fabric: I pulled this cotton(?) woven out of my giveaway/sell stack. I inherited it some time ago and it was so close to being donated.

Notes: My first time making a lapped zipper; oh my, so much easier than an invisible zipper. Despite reviewing my notes from the last time I made this skirt, I forgot to add some length. I had a narrower hem to work with than I’d like, but really no big deal.

Styling: I’ve paired my Goldenrod skirt with a charcoal Union St. Tee (unblogged), my lace Georgia hack, and a rtw blouse (meh).

Goldenrod Skirt collage

Simplicty 2451 view D should take you about 3 hours to make. A size 14 used 1yd of fabric, hem tape, and a purchased zipper.

Total cost: $2.00    Fabric $0-stash     Notions(zipper) $2        Pattern $0-stash

Have you been making any bold sewing moves lately?

Week Away Wardrobe for Me Made May week three

Wearing Me Made items every day this week was a challenge. We took a week away in Breckenridge and I packed without spending the time to think about creating outfits. Still, I wore Me Made, but there isn’t much here to work with as far as gleaning info on my wardrobe. Here goes anyway.

What I wore last week…

May 15

May 15th, I wore my Fancy Tiger dolman on a cool rainy day in Breckenridge.

May 16

May 16th, wearing the Zircon Sweater in fleece hoping this is the last snow I see until November.

May 17

May 17th I chose my Ann T, one of my Core basics.

May 18th My first Me Made repeat. I wore my Jasper Sweater with jeans

May 19th I broke my streak by wearing rtw sweater and jeans.

May 20.1

May 20th Back on the wagon with a slouchy Tonic 2 Tee.

May 21st This Tonic 2 Tee pattern hack.(Did’t get a pic)

Week 3’s takeaways are…

  • Wow, I have enough pieces to wear Me Made for almost three weeks.

Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #73

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Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Creating, Finding, Switching, Forgetting, Craving

Creating: As always I’m creating more projects on my to do list than any person can really do.

Finding: As I participate in Me Made May, I’m finding some wardrobe holes that need filling.

Switching: Finally putting the cold weather clothes away for the season. I refuse to participate in any more cold rainy days or snow storms.

Forgetting: 

Craving: 

 

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Wardrobe checkup with Me Made May week two

So far I’m still sticking to my goal of wearing Me Made items every day this month and taking a quick pic to help evaluate pieces of my wardrobe.

What I wore last week…

May 8 collage

May 8, Mother’s Day I wore my Bonnell Dress with a rtw cardigan.

May 9.2

May 9 I wore my Marigold Blouse hack and Simplicity 2451 skirt.

May 10.2

May 10 was a blah day for sure in my Easy Tee Raglan and rtw jeans.

May 11.1

May 11 rockin’ my Georgia Top hack.

May 12.1

May 12 Union St tee and Sloan Leggings. What can I say, some days are just like this.

Lane 6

May 13th Lane Raglan.

May 14

May 14th Aurora Tee.

Week 2’s takeaways are…

  • Adding a better fitting light colored cardigan to the List
  • Added a note to my Marigold pattern for better shoulder fit.
  • Really like S2451 skirt’s fit, should make again in a straight skirt version.
  • My go-to outfit of jeans and knit top really has me bummed how sloppy and boring I look.  I’m not sure how to rectify that given my lack of choices in pants/trousers at the moment.
  • Lane Raglan added to the list of things to be reworked.

Any suggestions?

Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #72

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Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Doing, Appreciating, Designing, Humming, Expecting.

 

Doing: Getting things ready for a trip out of town. The hubby has lots of vacation hours to use up, so we have planned several trips this spring and early summer.

Appreciating: I really don’t like to cook, so I’m appreciating the relatively easy time I have of it compared to those I know who have to work around food sensitivities and those I know living abroad where you have to learn a whole new way of doing everything.

Designing: I have a lot of patterns that are good springboards for hacking into designs I want to make. I’m drafting a pattern hack this week for the upcoming Indie Pattern Month at The Monthly Stitch.

Humming: The theme song to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Kiddie songs are the worst ear worms, amiright!

Expecting: Often I have a hard time formulating my expectations. They just rear their ugly head when I find myself frustrated and then have to evaluate why.

 

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Wardrobe evaluation time with Me Made May week one

I joined in on Me Made May again this year ’cause I’m still far from where I’d like my wardrobe to be. Despite my work on building my Core Wardrobe, I still am finding lots of holes in my wardrobe and still often feel like I have nothing to wear.

I’m using MMM to get a real look at what I’m wearing so I can make a plan to fill in those wardrobe holes, weed out items that just are not working for me, and to try out new combinations.

The first week of May I started off well, but quickly slipped into the jeans and tee uniform.

MMM16 week1.1 collage

Simplicity 2451 skirt, Georgia top, Kirsten Kimono top & Ally skirt (unblogged), One hour top.

MMM16 week1.2 collage

Shoreline boatneck, Union St Tee (unblogged), Jasper Sweater.

From this week I solidified what I already knew, that I barely have any jeans or pants that fit me, let alone any that are handmade. I’m already working on (procrastinating about) making my own jeans and have it on my list to try trousers in the fall.

A top in my Core Color, red, will give me more versatility in making outfits. I have Simplicity 1430 view B on my cutting table this week.

I’ve worn my striped Shoreline twice now and the length and the hemline shape needs to be adjusted. On the mending list.

Feel free to leave any input in the comments.

Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #70

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Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Completing, Visiting, Repeating, Writing, Scheduling.

Completing: I’ve been slowly working on organizing and getting rid of stuff. It’ll be a long process, but I totally feel a sense of completion and accomplishment when I get rid of each thing or get a small bit of something organized.

Visiting:  We returned home this week from a visit with my father and step-mother. I love spending time with my family, but it is extra special to see our little guy dotted on by his grandparents and great grandmother.

Repeating: As spring returns to Colorado in fits and starts, I’ve been working on getting the garden beds weeded and under control. I’m sure you can identify with the “didn’t I just do this” feeling when it comes to yard work.

Writing: 

Scheduling: I’m still knocking around ideas on how to spend my time when the little guy goes to VBS this June. I really want to sew the hours away, but the bathroom needs a little drywall repair and repainting. Tough decisions.

 

 

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