dressmaking

Me Made May Roundup

Hello and welcome back!

Last month, I took part in my first Me Made May. My aim was to  wear at least two homemade garments per week but most weeks I managed three or four so I was pleasantly surprised. I shared all of my outfits on Instagram, plus a few on Facebook and a Twitter too. I received some lovely comments which have motivated me to learn more and further improve my sewing skills.  I have included all of my outfits below 🙂

Simply Sew Wiggle Skirt (shortened) – Old curtains

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Simplicity K1699 Peplum Top and Great British Sewing Bee Sew Your Own Wardrobe Pencil Skirt – grey suiting material and pleather

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Newlook K6145 Shift Dress – brushed cotton reclaimed from charity shop dress

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 Newlook 6293 Peter Pan Collar Top – Liberty Tana Lawn Alice in Wonderland collection

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Great British Sewing Bee Fashion With Fabric Jumpsuit – navy polkadot cotton

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McCall’s M7313 Dress – two-way stretch cotton jersey

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Handmade Hairband – embroidery thread and beads

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Simply Sew Wiggle Skirt – pinstripe polycotton

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Eliza M Vintage Circle Skirt – old curtain fabric

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Vintage McCall’s Dress – Indonesian Batik fabric

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Newlook 6293 Peter Pan Collar Top– Floral 100 per cent cotton from Boyes

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Simply Sew Wiggle Skirt – 100 per cent red cotton from Boyes

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Simplicity or Newlook Skirt – Liberty cotton reclaimed from charity shop dress

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Newlook K1699 Dress – reclaimed pink cotton and Liberty William Morris cotton

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Newlook K1467 K5 Top – blue and red 100 per cent cotton

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Newlook 6293 Peplum Top – vintage cotton

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1958 McCall’s Dress (bodice) mixed with Newlook K6262 Dress (skirt) – Liberty Tana Lawn

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Simplicity Project Runway Dress – jersey fabric

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And that’s it… thanks for reading this far. You must be sick of my face by now!

I really enjoyed Me Made May and next year I hope to wear something homemade every day of the month. The main things I have learned from the challenge is the importance of getting a good fit. Some of my earlier makes just don’t fit properly and I didn’t really enjoy wearing them as much as the others. I also need to make more casual day wear – a circle skirt in a plain chambray, shirt dresses, pretty blouses  and jersey tops/dresses are top of my list!

Thanks again for reading my blog.

Happy sewing!

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