A few things

in progress

1. I’m squeeing like a fangirl over this, but if you didn’t see, my Katniss dress was featured on Megan Nielsen’s blog yesterday! So much happy going on over here. :]

2. I think I had started learning to sew normal wearable in public clothes sometime around mid-May last year because I remember seeing “Me Made May” all over the interwebs but not really knowing what it was until it was mostly over. This year I signed up!

I, Ping of Peneloping, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear at least one self-made item of garment each day for the duration of May 2013. I also pledge to finish my hefty pile of non-costume-related UFOs and to make at least one dress a week.

I broke up with a lovely blue lace semi-backless dress that gave me all kinds of heartache last summer but it’s been a year and we’ve grown and I think maybe it’s time to reconcile. There’s also a chiffon dress (pictured above) that I’m pretty sure I ignored for a while because I made the bust too small but luckily I managed to stay (mostly) on track with lifting and eating clean all year and lost two bra sizes so it should fit now! And then there’s the dress that just needs its buttonholes sewn and a cord belt made. And a Kelly skirt that needs buttonholes and hemming. Ooh and a lilac checkered dress that I can’t even remember why I broke up with. And lastly a heinous 90s dress that I have plans to beautify.

3. One huge paper due this afternoon, one behemoth paper due next Monday, and then one last mini-final exam on the 13th and I’m officially done with most of the academic part of grad school! There is the pesky little dissertation-esque portion but I’m choosing to ignore that until September.

4. I was just mentally going through my wardrobe and planning out the first week of Me Made May when I realized that some days I don’t change out of pajamas (usually Fridays. And sometimes Sundays.). And then I was really thankful that I’ve made a few pajama bottoms. Does that defeat the purpose? hee.

15 thoughts on “A few things”

  1. Ooh. PJs I almost forgot about those! I think they totally count. Congrats on getting featured over at Megan Nielsen’s blog!

  2. Congrats on the feature hun! very much deserved šŸ˜€

    Good luck with all of your assignments. I am going through something similar, I have my final exam next Tuesday and that is university done for me, forever! wooop! I am very excited. We should all have a big blogging party when it is all over. I’m not sure how it would work, but I like the concept

    1. Eek, good luck!! That’s so exciting! And yes, I definitely agree. There should be a cake shaped like a sewing machine and lots of tea and cocktails and finger sandwiches and everyone should be dressed like Mad Men. :]

  3. Ha! It’s absolutely okay if you don’t change out of your PJs on Friday and Sundays (sometimes). As long as your PJs are me made, you’re good to go!

    1. I can see May rapidly turning into “that one month where I made enough pajamas to clothe a family of six for a year”… šŸ˜‰

  4. Your Katniss dress is SO cute! Great job, girl! I’m excited to see your MMM outfits! And good luck with the rest of your grad school work– what an accomplishment!

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