Me-Made May: Days 19 - 25

Days 19 - 23 - n/a.  May's been a rocky month for me, physically.  This week in particular, left me very unmotivated.  Coincidentally, Brandon was out of the country on business so, there were no occasions worthy of pretty dresses...

Moving on... ;P

Dress: Simplicity 2584, blogged here
Belt: Brooks Brothers Factory Store (Sorry about the weird up-tail. It was wrapped in an infinity but, apparently came undone after lunch.)
Shoes: Clarks
Clutch: Target
Necklace: J Crew Factory

Day 24 - White Lace Shift Dress - Worn to pick up Brandon after his flight and to lunch. It's official. I hate this dress.  That morning, I saw a post on Kendi Everyday where she had paired a cute white dress with casual brown accessories and an olive jacket.  Well, I wasn't about to throw on an olive jacket in the southern heat but, I thought the brown accents would be just the trick to town down the "fanciness" of this lace dress.  It did, I suppose but, I also think it made it look like a county wedding dress... not my thing.  Then, the leather seats in our car alerted me to just how short it is so, apparently said country-style wedding is happening in Vegas... really not my thing.  I've decided I like the idea of this dress but, not this execution so, I'm ripping out the zipper and throwing the fabric in my stash for other uses.  The next time I make a white dress, it will be out of a more casual fabric.  Save for my wedding dress, of course ;) 

Dress: New Look 6886/Butterick 4757, blogged here
Shoes: Clarks
Clutch: Target
Earrings: Target
Bonus shot of the University campus

Day 25 - Betty's Picnic Dress - Worn to a British Festival at a lovely local university and the mall for a bit of window shopping.  Completely contrast to the day before, I love this one!  I knew the fair would be sunny and hot so, I thought a cotton sundress would be perfect for the event.  Save for uncovered, and therefore sunburned, shoulders (ouch!), it was. :)

Previous Me-Made Posts:
Me-Made May: Days 1 - 11
Me-Made May: Days 12 - 18


  1. Both dresses are gorgeous - aren't you talented?!

    Can't wait to see what else you've been beavering away on :)


  2. I am right there with you--me made may is a lot harder than it looks :) your dresses look beautiful though!

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  7. I think the white dress is really pretty, but I agree, white lace is hard to find the right occasion for. If you haven't taken it apart already, could you dye it black? The style and length would make a perfect little black dress...... Such a shame to take apart all that hard work! :)

  8. I just found this review of this pattern - I know it's two years later, how late am I? haha, and I just adore your dress! I was debating making this pattern, but I'm going to go for it. Shirtdresses are so classic they never go out of syle, do they? Love your blue version ~ looks great on you!

  9. Thanks!! Haha, it's not uncommon for me to find reviews years later either. But, that's why they're published - so they're there when someone needs it :) I'd love to see your version of this dress! I agree - shirtdresses never go out of style.


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