Sunday, May 12, 2013

MMM Week Supertonic!

MMM Week Supertonic! Sounds pretty exciting, eh? While thinking of a way to make my post title something a little different than your typical "Me Made May Week 2" I started thinking of all the ways in which one could say "2", like dos, II, half of four, one plus one, not to or too but two, however my inner music theory nerd came out and I decided to call it "supertonic" aka the second (2) degree of the musical scale. (For more nerdiness, see bottom of this post)

On to the clothes:

One of my favorite makes - had to sew the bow back on the morning of wearing, since last time I wore it, I rocked too hard with the kiddos and it fell off in the middle of class - lol

Tuesday, 5/7 - Cool Leopard Skirt

As this was ZUMBA week at school (meaning I was doing Zumba for at least 3 hours every day at school), I needed something that I could move in, still look somewhat teacher-y, and wouldn't show sweat - lol :)

You can't see in this pic, but I also happen to be wearing the coolest shoes I've ever owned in my life:

Wednesday, 5/8 - Fine Feathered Tank

Discovered that pictures in this spot in the morning (as opposed to the afternoon in the previous two pics) is TOO MUCH SUN for this camera to frickin' handle!!! Haha - every picture had these sunny spots! Plus, I look waaay too tired (well it is Zumba week after all... and I haven't had any coffee yet... and it's allergy season)

Friday, 5/10 - Stripey Renfrew

No pic today, but I will tell you that I cut that cowl neck right off!  It just didn't lay right, and was too hot. I also didn't have time to finish the neckline after cutting the cowl neck off, so I wore a cute bird scarf with it all day - lol

Another no pic day, due to my terrible allergies and the fact that I spent most of the day laying on the couch watching house hunters international, drinking tea, and eating pancakes.  Allergies - 1, Me - 0.

Sunday, 5/12 - NEW! Gray Ponte Peplum Tank

Made with McCall's 6754 out of a charcoal gray ponte knit - I made the top this morning and wore it to a family Mother's Day get together. Jewelry compliments of Mom and Grandma :)  Blog post coming soon! 

And you may have noticed that I wore six me-made garments this week instead of my pledged four! Let's see what next week brings!

And now for more music theory nerd time!!!

In music theory, the names of all the scale degrees are:  (1) Tonic  (2) Supertonic  (3) Mediant  (4) Subdominant  (5) Dominant  (6) Submediant  (7) Leading Tone / Subtonic

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Fun fact #1 - almost ALL western music is based on the relationship between the tonic (I) and dominant (V) - our ears have been trained to hear it since we were born!

Fun fact #2 - just try listening to a scale that ends on the leading tone (vii) and not sing the final note (back to tonic) - I'm telling you people - it's nearly impossible!  (I've been sneakily testing this on my hubs while writing this post and he has sung or whistled the last note every time! Lol)

For more exciting music theory info, and to see the source of this pic, check out this Wikipedia article. Also this great blog, or this simple yet educational website! You're welcome :)


  1. Supertonic... That's so great :-) love your mmm round up!

    1. Geee thanks (pushes up imaginary nerd glasses :)

  2. LOVE the first top! Makes me want to try knits! I need more tops like that in my day-to-day teacher wardrobe as well.

    1. That top is SOOO easy - and a free pattern! DO IT :)

  3. Love the supertonic, love the nerdiness, adore your wardrobe, and don't even get me started on the shoes. Thanks for a fun MMM post!

  4. Haha, that bow falling off must have made the kids crack up, but that's lovely! I hope you do a post on your peplum top. It looks great.

    1. Totally! I safety pinned it back on for the remainder of the day - lol :)

  5. Fantastic Me-Mades! I really love the blouses. Blouses are definitely one of the areas my closet is lacking Me-Made.

    1. Thanks! I am totally a blouse girl - I love making dresses and skirts but they just aren't as much of a go-to for day-to-day wear - life of an elementary teacher :)

  6. Great outfits! I really like the first top with the bow. Purple is a great color on you. Your new peplum top is super cute!