Me-Made-May is about second chances. For instance, this top. . .
Is not my favorite. It is a “wearable” muslin. It was not originally meant to be wearable because I really didn’t like the fabric. (It’s a muslin of New Look 6808, by the way.) But, upon trying on the muslin, I thought maybe the fabric wasn’t so bad after all. So, I added the bias tape and hemmed it.
In this case, my first impression was right.
Besides having a rather unfortunate print, it is also a very thin polyester, which makes it too warm to wear in the summer and too cool to wear in the winter. And I don’t love it with cardis.
I know. I’m being a little picky, I think.
But, I think I gave it a fair chance. I’ve been wearing it all day. I’ve been warm enough (with the sweater) and comfortable enough. But it’s unlikely that I’ll ever wear it anywhere other than around the house.
Top: New Look 6808 (muslin)
Today’s book: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Most of my favorite books that I’ll be sharing with you are ones that I have discovered as an adult. But this one I first read (and read, and read again) when I was a kid. Harriet, an eleven-year-old aspiring writer, spends her free time sneaking around and watching some of the odd characters in her neighborhood–a man with about twenty cats, a rich lady who pretends to be an invalid, and a Hispanic family that owns a grocery store, to name a few. She writes her thoughts and notes in a journal that she always carries with her.
“Writers don’t care what they eat. They just care what you think of them.”
I really believe that my own love of journaling, which eventually became my love of blogging, can be traced back to Harriet the Spy. Though, her journals are far more hilarious (and daring!) than mine.