Moving into the second week I have really enjoyed looking through the #mmmay18 hashtag to see everyone’s makes. It’s been interesting seeing the different variations to patterns that I have also made. The change in weather for week 2 has allowed me to get some wear from my more summery makes!
A beautiful bank holiday called for my Sew Over It ‘Doris’ dress that I made and wrote a guest post for Material Girl Laura. I made the short version to create the perfect summer dress. I may make another in the autumn time and try the longer version in some heavier crepe fabric.
On Tuesday I wore a midi Simple Sew ‘Grace’ skirt in patterned cotton from Micheal Miller. I love this box pleated skirt and its the first time this year I’ve had the opportunity to wear it. I wore it with a vintage blouse that I bought off eBay a few years ago. It doesn’t have any labels in so I have little clue of where it is from.
This is my Tilly and the Buttons ‘Bettine’ dress pocket version in some visocse I bought at a local Boyes department store. The pockets on this dress are amazing and you can fit so much in them! The Bettine is a really simple pattern and perfect for beginners. I’m hoping to make another soon in some denim Chambray.
Since making this first True Bias ‘Ogden cami’ I admit that I am obsessed with this pattern. This was a toile in some 50p metre fabric from Birmingham Rag Market. Its a quick and simple sew that just fits perfectly. I really like the V-shaped back detail.
Friday was double Tilly – Cleo and Agnes. I wrote more about this Cleo here. This photo was taken in my local sewing shop, Sew Me Me in Ashby de la Zouch. Donna stocks a wide range of cottons and dressmaking fabrics. I regularly pop in for a chat and a stroke of Donna’s new fabrics. If you are ever in the local area, do try to pop in.
We visited Sherwood Pines in Nottingham so I needed casual wear and the Tilly ‘ Frankie T-shirt’ was perfect. I made this in jersey that I got from tia-knights online and I played with the colour combination until I went for this. I’ve written a blog post about this Frankie here and I hope to make more before long.
We visited friends for dinner so it was a double me-made day. I wore my Sew Over It Ultimate Culottes’ with another (told you I was obsessed) Ogden cami. Together these make the perfect jumpsuit that is actually easy to wear. I got this lightweight crepe from Sewisfaction. I hope to blog a little more about my culottes soon.
The morning after the night before and today I needed comfort. This is my first ever jersey garment – Sew Over It ‘Molly’ top in jersey from Girl Charlee. This was the beginning of my sewing adventures into jersey and I haven’t stopped since. Sewing with jersey has allowed me to upgrade my me-made from special garments to everyday and I love it.
Week 2 over and what have I learnt? I need to make more trousers as most of my me-mades are actually dresses and skirts. I have another set of culottes planned and I would like to also try and find a good shorts pattern ready for the summer. If anyone knows of a good pattern please let me know. I’ve only repeated one garment so far this month, which is really making me think about those less worn me-mades at the back of my wardrobe. I don’t plan out my outfits for the week I’ve just tried each day to get as much wear out of my wardrobe this month.