2018 in review

Happy New Year! Hello, I’m back! I thought I’d better tend to my poor neglected blog so I can start the new year afresh!


I like to start these posts with an infographic – it helps me to work out what I’m going to talk about. 2018 was a pretty good year sewing wise, although I did tail off towards the end of it.

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Me Made May 2018 Week 1

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!

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Wednesday 2nd May – I wore my Bibi skirt again and this time I paired it with another Walkley top and a RTW cardigan.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Sunday 6th May – another scorcher and I wore my Simple Sew jersey top and took a me-made handbag. As you can see we went to Cadbury World!

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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.

 

 

March Sew My Style – The Kalle Shirt/dress

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