Can you believe we are now two thirds of the way through Me Made May?! Hope it is going well if you are participating.
I’ve been wearing hand made every day – with varying success – and posting my outfits over on Instagram Here is my round up of days 11-20.
Day 11 and I wore my new pineapple print Ogden Cami by True Bias Patterns. I love this fabric. It’s quite a sturdy cotton/linen blend from Fabric Godmother. This particular pattern would probably look better with a more drapey fabric but I love it anyway. It took a lot of tweaking and FBA wizardry to get the fit right on this top. Now that I have got it fitting exactly how I want it, I intend to make lots of them. In fact I have 4 more cut out and waiting to get sewn up. I’ll do a full blog post on the Ogden Cami soon, including a tutorial on how to do an FBA without darts.
Day 12 and also the cats’ first birthday. I celebrated their day in my Jennifer Lauren Bronte Top. This top is three years old now and still in regular rotation. I really like the variation of stripes – very flattering on my larger than average bust, I think.
Day 13 and I wore my Tilly and the Buttons Margot Pyjamas. It was the first Saturday I’d had off work in a while and I spent the whole morning just lounging in this outfit. The fabric is a wonderfully soft jersey from Girl Charlee UK.
Day 14 and I wore my first hand knit of the month. This is the Rose Jumper from A Stitch in Time vol 1 by Susan Crawford. This is a reworked 1940s knitting pattern and has crocheted roses on the neckline. It’s starting to look a bit raggedy now but it was the first jumper I made and it is one of my favourite things.
Day 15 and I wore my Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress with a black cardigan from French Connection. I really like this dress but I think it might be a bit short for me. Also, it only looks good when I belt it up like this. Otherwise it is far too shapeless for my body shape. The fabric is a cheap quilting cotton from Minerva Crafts. A lovely print but it rides up a lot when I walk.
Day 16 and I wore my rose print New Look 6341 dress. I ended up wearing it with tights and a cardigan, as the weather took a turn for the worst, and I felt wrong all day. This dress fits me really well but it just didn’t feel right on – possibly because of the tights/cardigan combo. It’s a very bright print in real life too and not really me. I felt a bit like I was in someone else’s clothes. But all is not lost, I’m saving this dress for hot sunny days and holidays.
Day 17 and I wore another Jennifer Lauren Bronte Top. This top is not very exciting – made from a black wool jersey from Fabric Godmother – but it is so wearable and I really like it. I wore it with a stripey skirt from Joy and got positive comments all day about this outfit.
Day 18 and I wore another hand knit jumper – the Coronis Jumper made from a pattern in Pom Pom Magazine a couple of years ago. Much as I really like this jumper, I can’t believe I was wearing it in May. This is not what I thought Me Made May would look like!
Day 19 and I wore my second Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress. This one is made from a soft needlecord in a lovely aubergine colour. This one is slightly longer than my denim version and I can get away with wearing it for work. Result!
Day 20 and I had my yoga class today so I wore my Hudson Pants by True Bias Patterns together with a T shirt from H&M. This outfit wins no prizes for style but it is super comfy and perfect for yoga.
Hope you enjoyed my round up of Me Made May. I’m super busy with exams and revision classes this month but I have lots of new makes to share with you soon and will be back next week with my third and final Me Made May round up.