me made retrospective, vol 2

So, today is the next-to-last day of the month, but I’m only just posting about the second third… I, Susan of moonthirty.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear 5 me-made items each week for the duration of May 2013. ETA: No repeats. May 11 This Saturday, we were enjoying …

call me a cabarita

Some of my titles are better than others. Moving on… After I made my Tiramisu, I was halfway through cutting out another one when I got a request from Steph to test the Hummingbird skirt, which was quickly followed by the Cabarita. (As I mentioned in my last post, while I did receive advance copies …

switzerland swedish skirt

How do you define a “neutral” garment? Does it mean lacking in color, like white, black, tan? (Yes, technically those are colors, but you know.) Does neutral include jeans? And if so, are they only neutral if they are a classic shade of “jeans blue?” Or maybe you consider solids your neutrals? Lately, I’ve noticed …

me made retrospective, vol 1

When I decided to join Me-Made-May for the first time, I decided I would take the opportunity to evaluate the pieces in my closet. I wanted to think through what I liked and didn’t like as I wore the garments, some of which haven’t been seen the outside of my closet for months, at least. …

the chopping block

Take a long look at this one, if you’re so inclined. This post is the last you’ll see of it unless you shop at my friendly neighborhood thrift store. But I’m getting ahead of myself; let me back up… This last round of McCall’s releases held fewer temptations for me than any in recent memory. …

dressing myself

Y’all. I pre-ordered the Tiramisu. As in, before it was released. As in, September 25, 2012, the day the pre-sale began. (I just double-checked my Etsy account to make sure.) So why – WHY – is this my first make from the pattern? I spent the better part of the time it took to construct …