[WEEK 3]: MMMAY16 Round Up!

[WEEK 3]: MMMAY16 Round Up!

Hi All!

Week 3 has already come to an end, how does time move so quickly? And I have to say that time slipped out too quickly this week, and I didn’t have time to get my indie make done. After fighting a terrible cold for the first half of the month (since when do colds go around in May??) the beautiful sunshine was too tempting for me this week, and I decided to give myself a break.

But that didn’t stop me from wearing some of my all-time favourite me-mades this week, mostly under-things of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is my week in wears!

DAY 15
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Absolutely adored wearing my new lace on the side boyshorts ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

DAY 16
This was a time to pull out a bra from earlier this year, my lace demi, and match it up with my new boyshorts! I think I’m getting addicted to the luxury of matching sets!

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DAY 17
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This was the first day that I had a non-sewing make, and since I was beading and beers night with the girls at The Emerald Studio, I thought it was fitting for this gorgeous bracelet to be my me-made of the day!

 

DAY 18
But of course I can’t stay away from my me-made lingerie for too long, and it was such a gorgeous day to wear my ‘in the nude’ bralette and high-waisted panty set, which is definitely a spring staple for me ๐Ÿ™‚

 

DAY 19
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More lingerie of course my black lace plunge bra, although this bra definitely needs to find a matching bottom in the future! Black lace on a Thursday is always good ๐Ÿ™‚






DAY 20
This was a super fun day, out with mom and Gibby! wearing my off-the-shoulder pattern hacked Nettie Bodysuit from Closet Case Files, that I also made into a crop top. Perfect outfit to enjoy the sunshine!

 

DAY 21
Then I wrapped the week up with one of my bra staples, the black beauty ๐Ÿ™‚ Always a favourite!ย 

 

Overall a fantastic week in the me-made life ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so nice to be doing this for the third year, and seeing how my me-made wardrobe has grown so much, and how I’m making more and more wearable staples and favourites!

I think there are still a couple gaps in my wardrobe, and I have to say, I’ve never felt quite so hungry to do some more regular clothes sewing, I’ve already dreamed up the next pair of Hudson pants that I want to make, and I’ve got my eye on so many more patterns! I’ll definitely have to find a few spare hours this summer for some clothes sewing, in between my lingerie & swim makes of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

How are you doing with your me-made may goals? Found any gaps in your wardrobe? Feeling inspired by any patterns or fabrics?

I love hearing from you ๐Ÿ™‚

xo

erin

[WEEK 2] MMMay16 Round-Up!

[WEEK 2] MMMay16 Round-Up!

Hi All!
It’s already the end of week 2 of Me Made May, and I have to say that I’m just as smitten with it as last week ๐Ÿ™‚ This week I’ve worn lots of my me-made underwear, some me-made pjs, an indie pattern make from last MMMAY and of course my latest indie pattern make from this week, which I love!
Here is my week in me-mades ๐Ÿ™‚
DAY 8
ย This was a day where I wore one of my favourite new pairs of boyshorts that I made in my tutorial on Three ways to sew panty elastic!
DAY 9

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This was a day to be out in the garden and the sunshine, and to get a little extra vitamin D and feel the sun on my skin, I wore my low back nettie body suitย (from closet case files) that I made last year for MMMay15 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

DAY 10
I sneaked this bralette out of my sisters draw on this day, this was the bralette that I made here for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
DAY 11
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This was another day for some me-made lingerie, and I pulled out one of my favourites, my Snow White bra, that is looking very lovely for Spring too ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

 

DAY 12
This was my indie pattern make day, and this week it was my version of the Hudson Pants from True Bias, which I am in love with!ย 

 

DAY 13ย 
It’s finally starting to warm up (some days) and it was the perfect opportunity to break out my favourite summer pjs! They are self-drafted bloomer shorts and the Sorbetto top from Colette!

 

DAY 14
And today was of course another day for some lovely me-made lingerie, and my Parisian bra was my pick of the day, I love it just as much as the day I designed it <3

There is my round-up for Week 2 of Me-Made-May 2016!

I’m finding that it’s much easier this year than it was last year, after a full year of the Bra-A-Week Challenge!

How is your Me Made May going? What challenges have you found? Still sticking to your goal?

Let me know!

xo

erin

The Hudson Pant

The Hudson Pant

Hi All!

It’s time for my second indie pattern make of Me Made May! And I’m SO happy I chose this pattern I love it!

This week I made the Hudson Pants from True Biasย .

 

I made them using a deep fuchsia, thick stretch knit with this subtle zig-zag texture. For the waistband, cuffs and pocket detail I used a thin ribbed grey knit, I’m really loving this dark grey and fuchsia combo.

These pants are supremely comfy, the only modification that needed to be made was to add 1 1/2 ” to the length because I’m pretty tall. I think the fit is pretty spot!

I think my favourite thing about these pants is that they still look chic enough to go out in, not just your stay at home track pants.

I feel like that’s all I can say about these pants! They came together so quick and easy, Mom and I tag-teamed, one pinning while the other serged, one topstitching while the other cut out the cuffs- and poof, they were done!

Have you made the Hudson Pants before? What do you think?

How is your Me-Made-May coming along? Have you found any gaps in your me-made wardrobe yet?

xo

erin

[WEEK 1] MMMay16 Round up!

[WEEK 1] MMMay16 Round up!

Hi All!

It’s been a pretty good start to Me-Made-May this year, if I do say so myself ๐Ÿ™‚

I did wake up with a bad cold on day 3, but I’m not letting it dampen my me-made spirits ๐Ÿ™‚ It just gives me a chance to wear all my comfiest me-mades!

Here is my week in outfits!

DAY 1ย 
Red Bra & Matching Boyshorts Set- possibly my favourite thing ever
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DAY 2ย 
Jacket Express from the Islander Sewing System- an old favourite!

 

DAY 3
A day to be sick and cozy in my me-made sweatpants, these are very old and very loved ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

 

DAY 4

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Another day to be sick and snuggle in my cozy sewing jammies with mr Gibby- (did you notice his hair cut, lol)!

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DAY 5
My new indie pattern make! The Bethioua at the beach!ย 

 

DAY 6ย 
Feeling cool in my indie pattern make from last May- the Alexandria Peg Trousers!ย 

 

DAY 7ย 
Today was a day to be comfy, I’m still getting over my cold and I needed something snuggly to be with me all day, so I’m wearing my Winter Bralette & new boyshorts! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
It has been a good week in Me-Mades!!
It’s funny how much Me-Made-May inspires me to sew, I realize as soon as it starts that I’ve been suppressing all my clothes sewing urges and then suddenly it’s like ‘I want to make ALL the things!!, not just the under-things!!’
What have you been inspired to sew so far this May?
Talk to me in the comments!!
xo
erin
The Bethioua

The Bethioua

Hi All!

For my first indie pattern make this month, I decided that the Bethioua pattern would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a raglan, batwing sleeve shirt, with a cool detail in the back where the sleeve pieces wrap around and meet in the center back.

Funny story about this pattern, my mom found the pattern first, and for some reason she read the name super-quick and thought it was called “beth-oos-a-la” and it stuck, so I will forever know this pattern as the ‘bethoosala’.

To take full advantage of the style lines of this sweater I used a quilted fabric for the body and stretch lace for the sleeves.

I LOVE the combo of quilted and lace! I think it adds so much dimension to this pattern, and really highlights the pattern lines!

This back has to be my favourite part, the way the sleeves wrap around, and having the lace across the back.

This was a team effort, with mom sewing up the body and me finishing it with fold over elastic on all the edges! Thanks mom ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I will admit, that it was a tad bit colder than I thought it would be at the beach (behind the smile my teeth were chattering and I was hugging Gibby for warmth!) No- it wasn’t really that bad, but I did keep moving!

Another super cool thing about this shirt is that.. I have all the materials available for it in my shop!! So you can make one just like it for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

My new mini quilt along with some of my Miriam stretch lace and you are all set!!

Have you been doing any sewing this May? Have you found any gaps in your me-made wardrobe yet? This has definitely filled a gap in mine, I think I’ll be living in this until summer!

Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

xo

erin

Me Made May 2016!!!!!

Me Made May 2016!!!!!

Hi All!!

I just realized how insanely long it’s been since I’ve written a post that wasn’t for Bra-A-Week. It’s been too long!

So it’s very refreshing to write a new post! And this one isn’t specifically about lingerie or swimwear (although of course it will involve both!!) This is about Me Made May 2016!! I’m SO PUMPED!!!
I’ve been doing Me Made May for the last two years and I LOVE it (if you want to check out some of those, you can look in my Sewing tab)!
If you don’t know what Me Made May is you can go to one of the hosts – So, Zo and read all about it and sign up!ย 
Basically the quick-notes version of Me Made May is that you make a pledge to wear your me-made items during the month of May, and you can make whatever goal suits you! It’s a challenge that helps to get you actually wearing all the gorgeous things that you make, and also see the holes in your me-made wardrobe of things that you should make yourself! And you know me, I love a good challenge ๐Ÿ™‚
My Me-Made-May Goal:
ย -To wear a new me-made item everyday without repeats
– To make a new indie pattern every week ย (4 new makes!)
What this means is that I will have 2 extra posts every week!! On Thursdays I will post about my new indie pattern make and on Saturdays I will post my weekly round-up of outfits!
I’m also going to be participating on Instagram with ย #MMMay16
I haven’t decided on all the patterns that I want to make, but I know for sure that I’ll beย making theย The Bethioua Long-sleeve from Elle Puls,ย ย Hudson Pants from True Bias, and a pair of Carolyn Pyjamas from Closet Case Files sounds like something I want in my life!
As you can see, the theme for my me-made-may is comfort lol
Are you participating in Me-Made-May 2016? What’s your pledge?
Have you been loving any indie patterns lately? Have you made any? Are you dreaming of making any?
4 more days until it starts!!! YAY!!
xo
erin