Me Made May 2017 week 2

Last week I promised myself that I was going to incorporate more dresses into my days and I just about managed it. I don’t know why but I always feel overdressed when I wear a dress so I usually stick to separates. Sometimes it’s good to come out of your comfort zone.

I started off with my Moneta dress which I made for last year’s Little Red Dress Project. I’m not 100% convinced about it – that gathered waistline makes me feel enormous! But it is comfortable. You can read about it here. Continue reading

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Me Made May 2016

A couple of weeks ago I made my Me Made May pledge. Here it is…

I, Corrine Appleby of applebymakes.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear a handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2016

This will be the second year I’ve taken part. Last year was so much fun but my challenge was slightly different. Last year I pledged to wear every garment I’ve ever made. I had to repeat an item a couple of times, but really I was surprised at Continue reading

The end of MMM15 and a new frock

Success! I’m so happy I completed Me Made May. I’m also quite pleased that it’s over and done with! I’ve enjoyed wearing my own clothes but the weather has been so awful & cold I’ve not always been able to wear the most appropriate items. My challenge was to wear everything I’ve made at some point so my summer makes did end up with lots of layers over the top, which defeated the object somehow. Continue reading

Me Made May Week 4

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).

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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 Week 3

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!):

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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