Me-Made-May | A Few Final Projects

Me-Made-May is over, but here’s a rundown of a few final pieces I sewed or altered. First up is a tee which has seen better days and undergone recent alterations. I made it last year, and I now realise (having re-measured myself recently) that somewhere over the winter I lost a couple of inches in Read More…

Me-Made-May | His & Hers

Today you see a skirt I made last year from a thrifted chambray dress. That was a great refashioning decision – I have worn the skirt incessantly since I made it. I’m also wearing the striped tee that I talked about a couple of posts ago. I let out the neckline elastic and now it sits much Read More…

Me-Made-May | Making Jeans!

Remember how I said I wanted to learn to make jeans? I did it! I am wearing them as I type, and I can tell you I am very happy with how they feel and fit. But it took me a long, long time to finish them! I started with a well-known pattern (among the sewing community): the Ginger Read More…

Me-Made-May | T-shirts

Recently I decided to make a few new tops for the summer, and I wore them all on three days in a row. (The two pairs of shorts you see are both altered/refashioned, so they get a place as me-made. The first was thrifted and I altered the fit and replaced the buttons. The second Read More…

Useful Sewing Lately

Small, useful sewing projects have been my favourites lately. For example, I converted two pairs of old pyjamas into some cloths that we use for cleaning baby hands and face after a meal. They are very raggy because I left the edges un-hemmed. These cloths are square and each is two layers of flannel sewn together Read More…

Useful Sewing

Clothing is still my favourite thing to sew, because nothing represents a better interaction of beauty, use, and challenge. However, lately I’ve been enjoying a break from clothing and have been sewing some useful items. Aside from being quicker to make, they require less perfection! The first thing I made was some bunting for Edith’s and Read More…

The Fallback Skirt

I made a new skirt recently. It used to be a dress, which I bought at Goodwill because it was breastfeeding-friendly. However, the fit was never perfect, and since then I’ve made another dress I like better. The fabric, however, was a lovely washed-out blue chambray, and the shape of the skirt was just right. So Read More…

Me-Made-May: What I Made

Me-Made-May is over! I spent the month trying to wear something I’d made about 4 days a week. I think I met that goal, although some days it was a struggle. Actually, that was mainly because of the weather. I have lots of handmade summer skirts and dresses, but it rained so much of the Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 6 | Boats and Bunting Skirt

I finally sewed something new for this month. This was a (fairly) easy project, because I needed a quick success after beginning the month with a total failure (which you probably won’t see me wearing!). This skirt is made from a thrifted dress, with the trim made from a thrifted shirt almost identical in colour Read More…