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
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
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
Hello again! Here is a quick round-up of what I’ve been wearing this week…
Sunday 8th May
It was the hottest day we’ve had so far so I wore this unblogged little top, the pattern for which came from the Great British Sewing Bee third book. Continue reading
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
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
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
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