Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Me Made May 2015

I, Carole of, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I will endeavour to wear at least one item of me made clothing at least five days per week for the duration of May 2015'

I'm very excited about this. My first time joining in with MMMay!!

Why only five days? Most of my me-made clothes are made with work in mind, and I don't make many clothes for the days I'm at home doing housework. I was hoping to have knocked up a few pairs of ginger jeans as well but I'm having fitting issues. I think I'm the only one as blog post after blog post of gorgeous ginger jeans keep appearing. But I have more denim for another attempt so hopefully before MMMay is finished. 

Friday, 10 April 2015

Watson Bra

So I have been on a bit of an underwear making binge over the last few days. I have made a few pairs of knickers - fehr trade Lacey thong, Seamwork geneva, ohhh lulu grace pants. Then I got to thinking about a matching bra. Wouldn't that be nice?
So many gorgeous Watson bras from Cloth habit have been popping up on my blog reader and Instagram, so I decided to join the fun. 
This is my muslin, made up in 36 C. The fit is pretty good but I'm going to try 36 D as well to see which is the most comfortable
I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out 

I even managed to do the pointy bit in the middle though my edge stitching is shite. 
This is a great pattern, quick to make with fantastic instructions and sew along. There will be many more. 

Seamwork Geneva 
Ohhh Lulu Grace Pants

Fehr Trade Lacey thong 

Making my own underwear is strangely addictive so I'm off to make some more 
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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 1688

A few weeks ago I saw the Coco jacket that Kelli from True Bias made. I had a family celebration coming up and I fancied something similar in cut to wear. Well I actually fancied flying over the New York and stealing her jacket, love the fabric that she used. After googling the Coco jacket pattern and realised that Simplicity 1688 had similar style lines, rounded front neck edges, three quarter length sleeves.

I made up View A using some cerise crepe that I bought in Dublin last year and it's lined with some cream and black polka dots mystery fabric which I think came from Abkahan fabrics in Liverpool.  

I modified the pattern to include facings around the back neck and the front edges. The pattern has the lining that comes right up to these edges and I thought a neater finish would be achieved with facings. I also added some shoulder pads and a pleat in the back lining piece.

The front edges tend to curl out which is a bit annoying. Not sure what is wrong. Is it cut off grain? Is the interfacing too heavy? I would appreciate any advice. 

Up next ..... I am currently trying out the famous Ginger Jeans pattern. I have made up the high rise skinny leg version which looks good standing up but I find the front digs into my stomach when I sit down. Think they might be a bit too high so going to try lowering the rise an 1".

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