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…

Me-Made-May Day 12

A while ago, I made this tunic, which I am wearing for only the second time today. The first time I wore it, a couple of months back, Mike told me that I looked ‘ready to give birth’, which I took to mean that it made me look huge! And I know why – this Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 6

You’ve seen the denim skirt already. But today welcomes the first garment we’ve seen this month which I actually made from scratch, this watery-aqua embellished tee. I loooove it. Actually, this is iteration No. 3 of this top: I have two long-sleeved versions in the same fabric! It began by sacrificing an old favourite long-sleeved tee, Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 4

It’s a denim skirt today. I’d been planning this project for a while, and had almost run out to buy a yard or two of denim to make it from scratch before I decided I should hit up the charity shop first. And indeed I did find a suitable skirt there to remake. The original Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 2

This dress really only scrapes by as being handmade, I’m afraid. It’s a dress originally from Target, which I found at Salvation Army, and the only alteration I made was to adjust the side seams and armholes. But it’s worth noting what I did, because it’s an easy fix that applies to a lot of Read More…

Me-Made-May: Day 1

Here’s today’s outfit! The white skirt is a refashioned charity shop find. I actually bought it a couple of years ago for £2, because I loved the fabric (linen/cotton), the shape, and it did fit me perfectly. However, a few things about the style meant that it was hard to wear – it didn’t really Read More…

Me-Made-May 2015

I really enjoyed doing Self-Stitched September in the fall, when for one month I tried to wear at least one handmade garment on five days of the week for the whole of September. So I thought I would sign up to participate in Me-Made-May, the spring equivalent, hosted by Zoe. I hesitated initially, because pregnancy Read More…

Sewing: Maternity Tunic

This sewing project began life three years ago as a Dorothy Perkins skater-style dress. It had a wrap-style bodice and a very full – nearly circular, I think – skirt. I wore it incessantly as a dress for a couple of years, until I had patched no less than five holes (four of which were Read More…

Updates, and Recent Sewing

Well, it’s been a while! I decided to take a break over the holidays and the first part of 2015, for a few reasons, but mainly this  No, not because I graduated (although I did!), but because I’m pregnant! The self-authorised blogging break allowed for some rest during the months when I was feeling ultra-tired Read More…