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
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.
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.
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
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.