Thursday, 21 May 2015

Me Made May 15 - Day 12 - 21

Day 12 

This is Simplicity 1653 Wrap dress made out of some lovely John Kaldor wool jersey. I have seen this in various places for nearly £20 per metre but I bought mine from Sew Essential website for about £10. Might have been £11. But either way still half the price. 

Day 13 

Another Tonic Tee from SBCC with badly executed stripe matching. 

Day 14

Hollyburn skirt from Sewaholic patterns made up in a black and white viscose. Lovely drape but with the slightest wind it tends to blow up and flash poor innocent bystanders. Whoops! 

Day 15

Blouse from New Look 6107. I like this blouse but this chiffon was awful difficult to sew with. The buttons as you can see tend to pop open. I should really tack them all closed as this easily slips over my head. 

Day 16 

Sutton blouse from True Bias and my black skinny jeans. A looser silhouette from what I normally wear but I had seen so many beautiful versions of it I decided to give it a go. My sister thought my muslin was a bit like a scrub top 😦 I shortened the sleeves and took in the waist a little. Definitely wearable but I need something close fitted on the bottom half to balance it out. 

Day 17

Black skinny jeans again. Don't think another picture is needed. 

Day 18

An Archer shirt in navy georgette. 

Day 19

Black ponte dress New Look 6070.

Day 20

Another New Look 6107 blouse. This one in what I think is a Liberty cotton lawn.

Day 21

New Look 6123 with added waist line tabs and buttons. Love this dress. I get a compliment everytime I wear it. 

Monday, 11 May 2015

Me Made May 2015 week one

Well it's more like week one and a half now. Running a little behind with this post 

Day 1 
I wore my version of Sewaholic Minoru jacket. I should really blog about this as I made quite a few changes and spent a lot of time making it. I wear it quite frequently. I'm also wearing a SBCC tonic tee. First time trying this pattern but there will definitely be more of these. It's a free pattern too so definitely give it a try.. 

Day 2 

These jeans started life as massively big flares that were so long I needed to wear enormous heels. So I never wore them. The fit from the knees up was actually very good so I altered them, shortened and skinnified them. 
Now I wear these a few times a week. Need to try gingers again 

Day 3 
Skipped a day. We were away for a few days with friends. I don't have many casual weekend clothes made by me suitable for the beach on a wet bank holiday weekend in Ireland. 

Day 4
The famous Deer and Doe Plantain tshirt pattern plus bonus freaky hand 

Day 5 

Back to work :( 
In Manhattan trousers from SBCC.i have blogged about these previously. 

Day 6

I love this dress. I based this on the Dixie DIY ballet dress pattern but hacked the front bodice into a faux wrap. Sadly this is started to show signs of wear at the waist but I can always make another to replace it. 

Day 7
Lazy pyjamas day. Found these in The Pile of UFOs. I originally started these about 2 years ago and based them off a burda magazine trouser pattern. Why? I have absolutely no idea. Halfway through I decided they were awful and into The Pile they went. They resurfaced and funnily enough they weren't that bad. I had added pockets which hung open and were very annoying so I just sewed them shut and hemmed them after chopping 3" off the bottom. 

Day 8
My black skinny jeans and newly finished sleeveless Sewaholic Granville shirt. 

Day 9
Black skinnies again 
I think we may be starting to see a trend 

Day 10
Skipped a day 

Day 11
A Sewaholic day
Sleeveless Granville shirt and black Hollyburn skirt 

So I'm on target. Only skipped 2 out of 11 days so far. I did wear me made underwear most days as well but I ain't gonna be photographing that. You can thank me later! 

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