Back Again

Cardigan: Friends of Couture

Skirt: Queen Clothing

Tights: Sussan

Shoes: Poetic Licence

Hello, stranger!

After a brief hiatus (including going away for sales conference) I’m back on board at Frocks and Frou Frou.

May(de) was exciting, and surprisingly hard work! From choosing an outfit in the morning, trying to get home in time to photograph it with at least a leetle natural light, then blogging as well, phew!

I wanted to give a shout out to a few bloggers who came along for the May(de) ride: posting outfits they’d made or remixed themselves, including Suzy from Suzy Bee Sews, who made a cute Parfait blouse from my favourite dress pattern company Colette, and Tempest from Ellomennopee who remixed a couple of super cute dresses (including a really clever idea for turning a round neck into a ruched v-neck)

Also, it’s not officially a May(de) project, but Donna’s rescued/remixed “Donut Dress DIY” has got me on the hunt for a cute vintage doily that I can use to pretty up a plain top.

May(de): Repeat Performance

T-Shirt: McQueen @ Queen Clothing

Jeans: Levi Curve

Cardigan: Woolovers (remixed)

Shoes: Melissa

It is nice to mooch around in jeans and a t-shirt sometimes – I do it more often than you might suppose… I just don’t usually blog it. With my posting my outfit every day you’re discovering all my lazy little secrets!

My May(de) item today is a bit of a deja vu:

When I ordered the pink wool roving for my first felt applique remix project I also bought some in red, because I wasn’t sure which style I wanted to go with.

I ended up using the pink for the grey cardigan, and then I decided to use some of the red roving to remix a basic black cardigan.

After doing the applique, the cardigan accidentally made its way into the washing machine (oops!). The cardigan is machine-washable… the felt hearts? Not so much.

The appliques came out a lot smaller and tighter than they went in, and had lost some of their shape, but I kind of wiggled them back into a heart and ironed them, and the result’s pretty good.

I like having a little bit of whimsy on a plain cardigan, and I still have SO much wool roving left over that I’m now looking at every other knitted item I own and thinking about what I can do it…