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
Simplicity K1699 Peplum Top and Great British Sewing Bee Sew Your Own Wardrobe Pencil Skirt – grey suiting material and pleather
Newlook K6145 Shift Dress – brushed cotton reclaimed from charity shop dress
Newlook 6293 Peter Pan Collar Top – Liberty Tana Lawn Alice in Wonderland collection
Great British Sewing Bee Fashion With Fabric Jumpsuit – navy polkadot cotton
McCall’s M7313 Dress – two-way stretch cotton jersey
Handmade Hairband – embroidery thread and beads
Simply Sew Wiggle Skirt – pinstripe polycotton
Eliza M Vintage Circle Skirt – old curtain fabric
Vintage McCall’s Dress – Indonesian Batik fabric
Newlook 6293 Peter Pan Collar Top– Floral 100 per cent cotton from Boyes
Simply Sew Wiggle Skirt – 100 per cent red cotton from Boyes
Simplicity or Newlook Skirt – Liberty cotton reclaimed from charity shop dress
Newlook K1699 Dress – reclaimed pink cotton and Liberty William Morris cotton
Newlook K1467 K5 Top – blue and red 100 per cent cotton
Newlook 6293 Peplum Top – vintage cotton
1958 McCall’s Dress (bodice) mixed with Newlook K6262 Dress (skirt) – Liberty Tana Lawn
Simplicity Project Runway Dress – jersey fabric
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.