Monday, May 06, 2013

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Hey all, happy bank holiday! I hope you had a good day - I spent it in the sunshine with my friends, having a picnic in the park. It was bliss! It's going to feel strange to go back to work in the morning, and I think I've forgotten my work computer login details but it's all good. I have a few more hours of holiday left.

Anyway, I'll post about our holiday later, because I know everyone loves looking at people's holiday photos, right? But for now, it's Me Made May up in here, so here's what I've been wearing:

Wednesday 1st May 2013 - Me Made May Day 1
Wednesday 1st May - Nana dress - worn on the steps above Rue Paul Albert in Montmartre

So, yeah. I took a couple of Paris themed dresses to Paris. NO SHAME. Actually I was kind of expecting the chic Parisians to think I was a twat for dressing to a theme. Maybe they did, but this dress got me lots of compliments in shops and bars, and not all from tourists So that was pretty nice! I love this dress a ridiculous amount, but I need to take the straps up a bit. They flop around a wee bit - nothing serious and I wore this cardigan all day - but you know, annoying. Now, on this trip to Paris we didn't go to the Eiffel Tower because we went the last time, so there are no photos of me posing in an Eiffel Tower dress at the Eiffel Tower. But if you look closely, you can see it in the background:

Wednesday 1st May 2013 - Me Made May Day 1
I could have posed with the Sacre Coeur, but it's not on the dress, so no deal.

Thursday 2nd May 2013 - Me Made May Day 2
Thursday 2nd May - Foux du FaFa dress - photographed in Place Saint Pierre

I wore this dress for a spot more fabric shopping - I'm standing here opposite the wonderful Tissus Reine - and for wandering in Montmartre in the sunshine before cocktails, champagne, dinner and an evening in a jazz bar. It was a truly wonderful day.

Friday 3rd May 2013 - Me Made May Day 3
Friday 3rd May - Il Fait Chaud dress - photographed by the carousel in Place Louise-Michel, which is at the foot of the Sacre Coeur

This was our last day in Paris, and we had the morning before getting onto the Eurostar to come back to London. The weather was beautiful, and I wasn't too sad to be leaving. Earlier in the week I'd had an email from several estimable ladies, Debi among them, suggesting a meet-up in London. Drinking in the sunshine with sewing friends - what could be better?

Widescreen faces


It was back to normal on Saturday - but as the sun was shining, I couldn't complain that much...

Saturday 4th May 2013 - Me Made May Day 4
Saturday 4th May - Amber Hazel dress, worn with Irregular Choice Mermaid shoes

I'm looking a bit crumpled here, I'd just come back from having my hair cut, and this fabric really creases! I did receive a few unsolicited compliments in this too - and you know I'm all about the seal claps! I love these shoes and I wore them with this dress during Me Made May last year, too. I'm just happy to be able to wear open-toed shoes again.

Sunday 5th May 2013 - Me Made May Day 5
Sunday 5th May - One Good Turn dress and Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon shoes

This dress is so comfortable, and I don't have much to say about it or about Sunday. Apart from doing some grocery shopping and going for a little walk in town, I did very little on Sunday. I'm still getting over all the relaxation on the holiday, I suppose!

Monday 6th May 2013 - Me Made May 2013 Day 6
Monday 6th May - Sewaholic Lonsdale dress and Schuh Garda wedges

I wore this for a picnic in the park with some of my loveliest friends, and it was perfect for lolling around on the grass. I was covered in sunscreen though - I don't tan, I just burn, and I think the neckline and the straps on this could result in some very interesting sunburn marks! God I hate wearing strapless bras, though. Seriously.

And that's the first couple of days of Me Made May. It's going well so far - but most of my sewing is with good weather in mind, and we've been having good weather. I hope it doesn't get much more challenging than this! Right now, I'm tired and I have to be up early in the morning. I'm away.