Simple Sew Slouchy Gilet

Hello again! This month’s pattern is a bit of a blast from the past. With Autumn just around the corner I’ve chosen the Slouchy Gilet to whip up.

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This pattern came free with an old issue of Love Sewing magazine. Perhaps you have it in your pattern stash? Well, I’ve been wanting to make this for ages. When I dug it out I remembered why I had procrastinated over it for so long – I really couldn’t get my head around the instructions.

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A shirt for (me and) my husband

I started June with such high hopes (I realise we’re in August now but bear with me). Because Me Made May taught me that I have too many clothes, I decided to make June a ‘no clothes for me’ month. It started well. I turned one cushion into two by dismantling one that I made a couple of years ago for Burniston Show (here) and adding a beautiful teal velvet back. I’m pleased with these!

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July Sew My Style – Lander pants

We shall just gloss over the fact that June’s Sew My Style, the Suki Kimono, is not yet on here shall we? My fabric took over three weeks to arrive and I missed the reveal day which I was cross about. I’m intending to make two of them for Christmas presents – organised I know! However, the urgency for that make has gone. There has been some progress though. The pdf is stuck together and cut out and the fabric for one of them has been cut out. This all took an age – some of those pattern pieces are massive! I have more important makes now, including a shirt for my husband’s birthday. Continue reading

Simple Sew Miranda Tee

I know it was a while agoDid you take part in Me Made May? I did, and one thing it taught me (apart from the fact that I have too many clothes) is that I reach for t-shirts more than any other garment. So when it was time for the Simple Sew bloggers to choose their patterns for this month I got in there quick as flash to choose the Miranda tee. This is a brand new pattern soon to be released into the wild so I was quite excited to try it out.
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I cut out a size medium in some rubbish fabric to check the fit and was very pleased to find that it did. I had to make one change but it was a simple one. The pattern is very long so I shortened it.

To make this t-shirt I was given this gorgeous viscose jersey fabric from Doughty’s. I love stripey t-shirts and have made several of them. The pattern states that you need 1.5m of fabric but I can confirm you can get it out of less. I liked the fabric a lot so I wanted to conserve as much as I could. I’m glad I did this as my finished t-shirt is not exactly perfect as you shall soon see. A bit of practice though and I’ll have it nailed.
Obviously stripes need careful handling. Everything has to match! Well, it doesn’t really but I like it to.
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My April makes

Yes, yes I know. I thought I’d better get this written now before July gets here. April’s Sew My Style pattern was the Marigold Jumpsuit by Tilly and the Buttons. That really wasn’t my cup of tea so I gave it a miss. I made up for it by sewing purely Tilly and the Buttons patterns for April (except for my April Simple Sew make that is). Continue reading

The end of Me Made May 2018

That’s it for another year! My family, and probably my non-sewing followers on Instagram, are no doubt breathing a big sigh of relief!  For the sake of consistency I’ll start this post by showing what I wore for the last week and a bit of May. Continue reading

Me Made May weeks 2 and 3

Oops! I missed a week there didn’t I? Work has been a bit mad lately and has left me no time for blogging, or reading other blogs for that matter. I shall try to be as quick as possible as I have two week’s worth of garments to get in!

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th May

MMMay 8 to 12

I started the second week wearing my Simple Sew Chelsea skirt and my Molly top made a return. On Wednesday 9th I took over the Simple Sew Instagram account so I made sure I was wearing it from head to toe! I wore my Pussy Bow blouse and the unblogged-because-it-was-a-pattern-test High-Waisted trousers! I then reverted back to my stripey Walkley top from MIY Collection, and teamed with the last thing I made in April – The Arielle Skirt from Tilly and the Buttons. I shall be blogging this soon. Friday I wore my un-blogged, but often worn, sleeveless top from the GBSB third book. On Saturday the 12th May I went on an old lady bus tour to RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate and I wore my Simple Sew Colour Block Top. Apologies for the dodgy selfie where you can barely see the top but I felt ridiculous photographing myself!

13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th May

 

 

MMMay 13 to 17

On Sunday 13th I slobbed around in my Molly top and my newly fixed Safari skirt by Sew So Easy. On Monday I kept the Safari skirt and paired it with the Simple Sew Jersey top. Another Simple Sew make for Tuesday but this time the Stylish Shell top. On Wednesday I wore my beloved Archer by Grainline Studios. On Thursday the weather had cooled right down so I wore my Delphine Skirt from Love at First Stitch by Tilly and the Buttons. I also wore my Deer and Doe Luzerne Trench coat.

18th, 19th, 20th and 21st May

 

MMMay 18 to 21

On Friday evening we went for a stomp around the beautiful Scarborough countryside. I wore my Archer again. On Saturday it was the turn of my Simple Sew Zoe dress. Sunday was spent gardening in my Arielle skirt and my Molly top. Finally, at the end of week three, I wore my Pauline Alice Cami dress.

Phew! There’s only a few days left of May but I hope to blog the last week and a bit soon. 1st June if I’m lucky!