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
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
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
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
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!
After taking April off I’m back with May’s Sew My Style. Sew My Style is a monthly challenge where you make set patterns to help you build your own capsule wardrobe. Not that I need a capsule wardrobe. I officially have a tonne of clothes!
I’m a little behind here as we’re well on our way through week two of May but this is just a mini post to show how I’m getting on with Me Made May. The weather has really taken us all by surprise as it’s so warm and I usually get my cold-weather garments out of the way in early May. Not this time though!
My pledge is to wear two garments a day and fix five handmade garments. I have yet to touch any of my mending!
Tuesday 1st May – I wore my brand new Bibi skirt from Tilly and the Buttons and paired it with one of my Walkley tops from MIY Collection. I will blog my skirt and my April makes when I get a minute!
Wednesday 2nd May – I wore my Bibi skirt again and this time I paired it with another Walkley top and a RTW cardigan.
Thursday 3rd May – I know it’s getting boring but I’m wearing my third Walkley top. They’ve just been so easy to wear in the hot weather! It was cool in the morning though so I wore my recent-ish Luzerne trench coat by Deer and Doe.
Friday 4th May – I wore the trench coat again but soon had to ditch that as it was so warm. So I’m only pictured wearing my Kalle shirt by Closet Case Patterns.
Saturday 5th May – We went to Maker Central at the NEC in Birmingham on this day. It was really hot and I wore my Molly top by Sew Over It and my Liana Stretch jeans (sorry, original blog post has strangely disappeared).
Monday 7th May – No photographic evidence as I was sat in a sweltering hot car on our way home. As we were away for the bank holiday weekend I failed to pack enough hot weather clothes so I was wearing my colour-blocked Coco by Tilly and the Buttons and I was far too hot! I also had the same handmade handbag.
It does take quite a bit of thought to wear two items each day. I thought I’d be wearing my hand made coats and long sleeved jumpers but it’s just been too hot for them. I’m not complaining mind you, I love this weather! See you next week for another update.
Is it May already? Time for Me Made May 2018. I actually love this challenge but my family hate it! All those photos I make them take! However, since last year I have been given a tripod with a phone mount, and I have a phone that takes pictures when I say ‘cheese’! No family involvement necessary (although I’ll probably still make them do it). This is my fourth year of completing this challenge and here is my pledge: Continue reading
Hello again! I’m back with another Simple Sew blog post to show off my new Lapwing trousers. This pattern would make a great first trouser pattern. They are a loose fit so that would be one less thing to worry about. The Lapwing trousers are a casual trouser that have a drawstring waist. If you would like to follow a tutorial to make these you can read this one written by the Wardrobe Architect. Continue reading
Hello again. I’m back to show you this month’s Sew My Style make – The Kalle shirt/ dress by Closet Case Patterns. I took a month off in February because the patterns on offer were too big a project or not my thing. However, March’s make I really fancied so I bought the pattern using my discount code (which you get when you sign up to the challenge). I’m not sure why but this is the first time I’ve made a pattern from this company. Continue reading