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…

Me-Made-May 2016

This year I’ve decided to participate again in Me-Made-May, a challenge hosted by Zoe, focusing on wearing handmade clothing during the month of May. I participated last year, despite being pregnant and thus with a smaller than usual wardrobe of homemade items. This year I fear my choices are even fewer. Obviously I’m not wearing my Read More…

I Finally Made a Dress

Ever since Edith was born, I’ve daydreamed about making a dress. Most of my favourite summer dresses aren’t breastfeeding friendly, and if I’m honest, most are still a little tight. For a long time I told myself I didn’t have the time or focus to sew a garment, until one day I got fed up Read More…

Me-Made-May Final Thoughts

Thanks for joining me during Me-Made-May! I really enjoyed the challenge and being able to share my projects here. On the 30th, I wore a couple of garments you’ve already seen and we had a photo shoot ‘on location’: (When we chose our new apartment, we tried really hard to be walking distance from at Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 27

Here you have it. One of the most boring things ever, a white t-shirt. (Paired with the pink skirt you’ve already seen on the 13th.) This was, honestly, a quick-and-dirty project. I’ve been meaning to make this since I started making maternity clothes, but couldn’t get excited about it. Finally I found some fabric (sourced Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 21

Yesterday, I made this dress, which I am wearing today. I have to say, I’ve been feeling a little bit sorry for myself lately, since my favourite summer sewing project is a vintage style cotton dress. They’re easy to make, and cotton comes in beautiful prints of all kinds and is easy to find. But a Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 18

I made this top a while ago and keep forgetting it exists! Oops. I think it’s because I made it in the last flurry of activity before we moved, so I whipped it out at top speed and then moved on to other things. I drafted the pattern myself, but ‘drafted’ perhaps sounds too organised. I Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 13

This is my outfit from a few days ago. The skirt is a very simple dirndl (i.e. a gathered rectangle), and I was inspired by the tutorial at DIY Maternity, http://diymaternity.com/pants-skirts/elastic-waistband-skirt-tutorial/, though I just used my own measurements. I’m also wearing the cotton slip you’ve already seen. I added pockets as well. Whenever I’m sewing pockets, Read More…