Me Made May 2013 : 1st - 5th May

As a special treat, here is me at the opening night FashFest having my photo taken with my friend Sarah with some random shirtless dude as a promo.  Don't worry, it wasn't just me... everyone was photographed with him! I saw it on the website and thought it was such a good photo of the Laurel that I had to include it here.
Wednesday night 1 May 2013
I was then lucky enough to bag a media pass to assist my friend The Canberran out with some notes on the fashion  for the last two nights.  Yes me!!  I was pretty nervous and excited to do it.  Could be my new calling!   Do check out The Canberran if you want to read up on the designers featured: (Night OneNight TwoNight ThreeNight Four)

I was blown away by FashFest and next year I'm definitely going to get a 4 night pass.  It really was a most amazing set of nights showcasing not only the fashion which at times was truly inspired, but it showed just how grown up the city is.  The whole shebang made me super proud to be a Canberran. Oh and made me feel just a teensy bit guilty that I don't buy a lot of fashion anymore - maybe more on that another day, but I think there will always be a place in my wardrobe for fine designs because even for us sewers, there must be a way to support designers such as MaterialbyProduct.

Anyway back to the other outfits I've worn this week for Me Made May 2013.  Wow! It is big this year.  At the beginning of the week I thought I might need an extra hour in the day just to check out all the posts (let alone document my own outfit) but I think I need at least 2.

My pledge was:
'I, Kirsty of Top Notch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2013, with no repeat outfits. I will also make two new wearable items and will not do any panic sewing!'

So, I'm good so far, no repeats.  I haven't made anything yet but it's early days. No time to panic yet.  Catch up with me later in the week when hopefully I'll have progressed further....

For more details on each of my outfits - click through the photo for the details on Flickr.
1st May 2013
Wednesday 1 May 2013
2 May 2013
Thursday 2 May 2013
Friday 3 May 2013
Friday 3 May 2013 - Theme day photo: WATER
4 May 2013
Saturday 4 May 2013
5 May 2013
Sunday 5 May 2013


  1. Kirsty, your outfits are always gorgeous and you look cute in every picture! The fashion parade with topless dudes sounds like a blast!

  2. Looks like you had a great week! It must have been so much fun to be a guest commentator at FashFest. Please tell me that shoulder pads are not coming back!

  3. I wish I were there! And, of course, took picture with the shirtless man!

  4. I really wanted to go this year to Fashfest but it wasn't to be. Next year I am clearing my schedule and like you, buying a four day pass. Loved reading all the write ups about it!

    Gorgeous outfits as always Kirsty. Look forward to seeing the rest of May!

  5. Thanks Michelle! I'm missing your Canberra weather reports in MMM. Yes you really must clear the schedule for next year. It was impressive!

  6. I would have loved to have you there critiquing the fashions with me!!

  7. No, didn't see many shoulder pads, there was a LOT of draping and using the fabric from selvedge to selvedge to reduce waste. It was fun, but I was WAY out of my comfort zone :)

  8. Thanks Carolyn! Oh the fashion parade was a total blast - although I did find myself working out what pattern I would use for some of the dresses.... drape drape would get a bit of use!

  9. Too bad :( I wish I knew you when I had lots of business trip to Oz!

  10. Next time you are here! Or when I'm over in France next :)

  11. I love that first photo - hilarious. But your Laurel is amazing - it looks really designer. Great MMM outfits again this year! x

  12. Thanks so much Shivani! I couldn't resist putting it in :)