Here is the last full week of Me Made Mayness. I’ve also used up all of my me-made clothes and accessories (apart from wooly hats and scarves).
A work day and everyone was shocked at the discovery that I have legs. This is the wrap dress that I made just before Christmas from the second GBSB book (here). It’s OK but this was my first foray into knit fabrics. I did not know about stabilising necklines Continue reading
Me Made May still going on – here’s week 1 and here’s week 2. And here’s this week’s round-up (apologies for the awful photos – I really should take them outside!):
A pair of easy trousers from Simple Modern Sewing. The fabric is a remnant from Abakhan’s in Manchester and I think it is a linen blend because it does tend to crease very easily. The trousers have an elasticated waist, so a long top was needed to cover that up, but otherwise very comfy and great for work. Continue reading
Don’t panic – this is not a Me-Made-May post! Although it’s kind of related. I’m going for a me-made garment or accessory each day (it’s hard work!) and realised I’m going to run out of clothes next week. I’m quite happy to start on the repeats but not whilst I’ve got perfectly good fabric around waiting to be made into clothes! Continue reading
I’m still managing a different item each day although it’s getting harder. After getting a good telling off from my brother about the quality of my photos I’ve tried to improve them – not very successfully, particularly with the indoor shots. Sorry about that. Obviously it’s not been me taking them though! Here’s how I’ve done this week: Continue reading
My first ever attempt at Me-Made-May is off to a good start! I’m going to be wearing everything I’ve ever made (that I still have) throughout this month and decide how I feel about each item. Before I started I was worried, what with May being a spring month and everything, that I would be unable to wear my knitted stuff as it would be too warm. No worries on that score. I’m now concerned that it’s going to be too cold to wear my summer tops! Continue reading
Just a quick post here with a couple of pictures. During my last scroll sawing session, as well as the wooden box, I also made a pair of hinges. It was just one of those things where I had seen them in my book of scroll saw boxes and loved the idea.
I had also recently got a piece of purpleheart Continue reading
Gulp… Yesterday I signed up for Me-Made-May. Should be interesting!
I’m sure the vast majority of you know what that is but in case you don’t you can find out here.
This is my pledge:
‘I, Corrine of applebymakes.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made knitted, sewn or refashioned garment, or accessory, each day for the duration of May 2015’
Note the clever use of the word ‘accessory’. I Have saved a few scarves and hair scrunchies (yes I’m living in the 90s) just in case of emergencies!
This will be a big challenge for me. I certainly have not got enough separate garments to be able to wear a different one for each day but I think I can do it. Continue reading