And then it started.
Day 1Thursday the 1st of May was a beautiful Autumn day here in Sydney, and I wore a new dress that I hadn't yet blogged but that I'd been showing glimpses of on Instagram (you can find me at @gabriellecorb). It's currently my favourite make, really because the fabric is so amazing, and even though I shouldn't have put the lightest colours on my tummy...
I snapped some outfit photos from the balcony at my old building after a meeting - such glorious blue skies! And because I haven't yet blogged this dress, here are the front AND back views:
Photos by me, with camera attached to a balcony railing, on continuous burst setting with a 10 second timer.
Fridays are casual days at my workplace, so I wore my denim Moss Mini skirt. This is currently the only me-made skirt that feels like it fits reasonably well - everything else is too loose - but I can't wear denim to work most days. I'm hoping the daily outfit pics this month will help me work out which skirts / pants look too loose.
The weather was still lovely so at lunchtime I wandered down to the MCA down near Circular Quay to look for a gift for someone. (I found it, but I can't blog it in case they read this post!) And instead of taking a picture with the Opera House behind me, I found this awesome mural to be my backdrop! I know you can't really see skirt details, but if you want to read about this make and see skirt details you can have a look at my original post here.
Photos by me, with camera attached to the other hand rail for these stairs, on continuous burst setting with a 10 second timer. Big smiles represent nervous laughter in front of tourists.
Last night a cold change swept through with rain and wind and mostly grey skies, and our heater got turned on for the first time this year. My day started off pretty lazily at home, and then later on my daughter and I braved the cold to go to her netball game.
I made and wore this long-sleeved merino top last May (see MMM13 posts here and here) from 3 coordinating colours of merino knit. I didn't properly blog it till here, last July! The pants are an old pair which I've had to darn on the backside but I love the colour and they seem to fit (hmmm, recurring theme?).
Silly photo by me, with camera on tripod, on continuous burst setting with a 10 second timer.
When we went out later I popped on my Donna Karan for Vogue unlined grey wool jacket - although I whinge about the cold, an unlined wool coat was plenty today.
Photos by me, with camera (1) on tripod then (2) on a tree stump, on continuous burst setting with a 10 second timer.
And the tally so far is 4 me mades in 3 days. I'm aiming to wear 10 me mades each 7 days in May, which shouldn't be too hard if I keep my jacket on!
I'd better upload a couple of these photos to the Me-Made-May 2014 Flickr pool now - and then I'm going to get back to refashioning this (wow - not good photos!) big old cardigan in to something I might actually want to wear!
See you soon
- Gabrielle x