But Not For Me — Me-Made-May ’12, Day 7
There’s an old song by Gershwin called “But Not For Me,” which I used to love as a kid (and still do):
They’re writing songs of love — but not for me.
A lucky star’s above — but not for me.
With love to lead the way
I’ve found more clouds of gray,
Than any Russian play could guarantee…”
Anyway, don’t worry — I’m not mooning over unrequited love. I’m mooning over not being able to SEW — or rather, having to sew….but not for me. Here I am today:
Top: Threadless (www.threadless.com), The Curse of the Care-Were
Bottoms: Me-made jeans, Butterick 5682 View A, worn last week and blogged about here
Socks: Hanes ankle cut
I really like these jeans turned up at the cuff. I think this is a much more chic way to wear them. And if you are wondering what I’ve been working on:
Cost of materials – $10
Approximate number of man-hours – 5, due to having to make trousers from scratch but luckily no hand-sewing
Cost for materials: $25 (I used 4 brand-new t-shirts and the cost has gone up a lot, plus brand new red material for the cape)
Amount of man-hours: 12 (considerable amount of adjusting, trimming and hand-sewing)
The knowledge that we’re done with Night At the Museum (school event) for another year: PRICELESS
I’ll be modeling more creative outfits later this week — today was all about the utilitarian!