It’s been a big old month, with not 31 but 34 different outfits. Here’s what I wore each day, along with the blog post for each item (where they currently exist!)
We’ve passed the half way mark! There’s only a few days left to go until May is out. I won’t be doing a week four round up as I’ll be doing a whole month review, but in the meantime, this week we’ve had the following me-mades:
Monday : floral Anna dress
Tuesday : blue flowers wrap dress
Wednesday : bright green Clemence skirt
Thursday : gingham check Cambie dress
Friday : space dress vol.2
Saturday : my birthday dress
Sunday : Aztec print moneta
How’s your Me Made May pledge been going?
Another week, another set of outfits. This week I’ve had days where I’ve come pretty close to not posting a photo for a variety of reasons as well as days where circumstances have meant I’ve actually posted two photos.
Outfits this week are:
Monday part one : Corduroy dungaree dress
Monday part two : lipstick Cambie dress (coming soon)
Tuesday : purple moneta dress
Wednesday : tiny hearts mortmain dress
Thursday : Turquoise Brighton skirt (coming soon)
Friday part one : African wax print shirt dress
Friday part two : velvet ball dress
Saturday : dinosaur moneta dress
Sunday : African wax print Anna dress
It’s that time of year again: it’s Me Made May!
This year, as with last year, I’ve pledged to wear at least one me-made item every day. In addition, because I tend to wear me-mades pretty much everyday anyway, I’ve pledged to finally make a dress using my self-drafted bodice, which I’m also going to redraw first.
I’ll post about that as and when, but, in the meantime, here’s what I wore in week one:
Monday – a brand new Sew Over It Betty dress
Tuesday – the black floral Nicola dress
Wednesday – the pencil dress
Thursday – my first Mortmain dress
Friday – the secret cats dress
Saturday – the ever practical star popper shirt dress
Sunday – the tiny flowers Lilou
Phew! And this is only week one! Here’s to a rather full month of makes
It was that weird hinterland between Christmas and New Year and we were dashing from a (slightly) boozy lunch with friends to a (slightly more) boozy dinner with the boy’s family.
Nonetheless, my Christmas money was burning a hole in my pocket, so I found myself going into Guthrie and Ghani. Don’t look like that, it’s just next to the pub where we had lunch and they had a sale on, so it was definitely justified.
Whilst looking through all of the beautiful fabrics I stumbled across something glorious: fabric covered in replicas of those fabulous vintage travel posters that make me long for the golden age of travel (let’s ignore the fact that, given the ease of global travel, that might actually be now….).
I knew immediately that this would be my travelling dress. I also knew that it wouldn’t be worn until the next time I went on a proper adventure.
As luck would have it, that proper adventure was just around the corner.
Over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of excitement around the Dressmaker’s Ball, an event that’s being hosted by Crafty Sew & So in Leicester on 12 May. Over at the Simple Sew blog team this excitement has culminated in a month of party dresses made from Simple Sew patterns.
When it was time for me to pick a pattern, I knew I wanted something that could be turned quite easily from a day to day staple into something that shouted red carpet (although not literally, of course!) and I think I found it.
It’s okay! You’re not seeing double! Or rather, you are, but it’s a fully intentional, taking-a-joke-too-far kind of double. It all started with a Christmas present….
It’s April, we’ve had three whole months of the year already. Seems like a good time to me to take a look at how this whole #2017makenine and #2017usenine thing has been going!
I’ve spoken before about my love of shirt dresses and the quest for the ultimate shirt dress pattern of joy.
I actually bought the pattern in the middle of last year but it has languished in my stash pile for a while whilst I searched for just the right fabric to do it justice. It took surprisingly longer than expected, but I think (I hope?) you’ll agree with me that the wait was worth it!
Back when I went fabric shopping in Hong Kong with Vicki one of the things I absolutely fell in love with was a woven monochrome wool, a bit like houndstooth but more like stars (or at least, more like stars in my eyes).
I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to turn it into a coat, and found myself stood with Vicki in the baking heat trying to figure out how much material I’d need for a winter coat (a very strange experience I must say).
I settled on three metres, but, when I got home and remeasured the fabric, I discovered a fatal flaw in my plan; I might have been talking in metres but the shop owner was definitely listening in yards! That left me with 2.7 m of fabric – not a shabby amount but not quite as much to play with.
Then I started looking for the perfect pattern. I found it, it was glorious.
It needs a minimum of five metres of fabric.