I made it!! I made it all the way through May wearing at least one Me-Made item every day. And I didn’t even have to double up on items – I did wear the same thing more than once but on those occassions I also wore a unique item. I also didn’t have to resort to wearing the quilt on our bed…although I did come close :-). It has been a fun and interesting experience and has certainly made me wear some of my lesser worn items and rethink others. I have also realised that I need to make some more trousers and long sleeve shirts because my winter Me-Made wardrobe is somewhat limited. Thank you weather gods for an unseasonably warm May!
So here goes for my final installment for Me-Made-May ’14:
Thursday 22 May: The Red Rose Dress
This was one of my first dresses and I loved the pattern so much that I made all four of my bridesmaid’s dresses out of the same pattern. I unfortunately don’t have the pattern with me but I believe it’s a Simplicity pattern and it’s really great – If anyone knows the number, please let me know. The dress is made with a lovely cotton twill of red and black roses and red lining in the bodice. The belt is just two ribbons sewn together. I wore it to a friend’s book launch this week!
Blogged about here. Worn to a ladies night out on the town.
Made in the nick of time and blogged about here.
Yes, yes, ok, I cheated here. I had to call in some reinforcements and convinced Dear Husband to play along with MMM by wearing the first shirt I made for him. It’s not perfect but still like it…especially the contrasting collar stand and cuffs.
Made from the same pattern as the Green Bamboo Shift Dress (New Look 6968) with a neck tie variation and capped sleeves. A great little work dress. Next time I’ll have to drop the waist a few centimetres.
A self-drafted apron pattern for being in the kitchen. The neck loop is a little too small – might need to add some length or make it stretchy… I love the brown owl and apple printed cotton (a good heavier weight for keeping out the spills).
My first (and only so far) trousers made back in ancient sewing history in 2011 when I was taking my first sewing class. There are a few spots of bother but on the whole they are great and I am in love with the pocket detail. Amazing what a bit of piping and contrast fabric can do :-). Now if I could only find this pattern I would make them again…
My red sequined dress inspired by 1920s flapper dresses and originally made for a friend’s wedding. On this day I wore it to a Friday evening work drinks – Yes VERY overdressed! But I figured it was the Grand Finale to Me-Made-May so why not?! (sorry about photo quality)Saturday 31st May: Moo PJ pants
Last but not least comfy cotton Moo-cow pajama pants made from a self drafted pattern off an old pair. Next time I need to add a bit more length in the rise because I feel they sit a little too low. But super comfy and a good way to end Me-Made-May. It’s been great. Thanks for joining.