Week 3 of Me-Made May and I’m enjoying working my way through my handmade wardrobe. It’s making me pick out those garments that are often overlooked.
I thought I would start the week off which something I don’t 100% love and overlook when I pick out my clothes in the morning. I made this Sew Over It Penny dress for Christmas Day 2017 using some lightweight viscose from the Rag Market. I didn’t like how the skirt just dropped, so recently with the help of my sister in law wearing it, I shortened the hemline to knee length. It has improved how I feel when I wear it but I still love my other Penny more. I’ve had so many nice comments about this dress, thank you everyone. Hopefully with a few more wears I will fall in love with it.
Some of my very first makes were Betty dresses but they do feel formal so I don’t get to often wear them. I saw a hack online from @laziestgirl who added a gathered skirt and it’s brilliant. It’s changed a formal dress into a pretty dress I can wear any day. I’ve even teamed it with converse and a demin jacket and it still looks great.
Today I gave a little whoop when I looked out of the window and saw that it was cold and grey. I didn’t think I would get opportunity to wear my Tilly and the Buttons ‘Freya’ dress with the added ruffle. I love the shape of the skirt and surprisingly I love the mock turtle neckline. My blog post for this make is here.
None work day and I love to feel comfortable wearing my Agnes tops. I made this top as part of #smyly18 which I wrote about here.
It’s another secret PJ day in a Tilly Agnes dress. I followed the hack tutorial on Tilly’s blog, it used up only 1.5m of fabric. I have worn this dress so much and it’s really coped with all the cycles through the washing machine.
This was my first Sew Over It ‘Vintage Shirt Dress’ that I made in Denim Chambray. I love that I can dress it up with heels but also wear it more casually, paired with converse trainers.
I bought this funfair fabric from my local sewing shop ‘Sew Me Me’ in Ashby De la Zouch. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a midi pleated skirt in it. I used the Simple Sew: Grace Dress- skirt version. I didn’t have enough fabric to add pockets ☹️ and looking back I could have added contrast pockets which I’ve done with another.
I’ve learnt this week that I need more trousers/shorts in my handmade wardrobe and also to try and give those over looked makes a chance now and again. As my handmade wardrobe grows it’s inevitable that some makes with take a back seat in favour of others. I think that I will be having an honest sort out after the end of May and donate some of my less loved garments so they can be loved by others.