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 🙂
Here is my week in wears!
Overall a fantastic week in the me-made life 🙂 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 😉
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 🙂
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!
It’s been a pretty good start to Me-Made-May this year, if I do say so myself 🙂
I did wake up with a bad cold on day 3, but I’m not letting it dampen my me-made spirits 🙂 It just gives me a chance to wear all my comfiest me-mades!
Here is my week in outfits!
Today I have my indie pattern make of the week! It was part of my goal for Me Made May to make an indie pattern every week of May- and this week it’s the Nettie from Closet Case Files!
Now I think I should call this goal the ‘Have my amazing mom make me an indie pattern every week’ because that is a lot more realistic! Again, I have to give credit to mom for this make- she is fantastic and bailed me out again!
I’ve seen a lot of really nice Netties out there- and I thought it was about time that I had one! And who doesn’t love a body suit!
The pattern printed out pretty well, and I taped it all together. I cut out a size 10, which was pretty close to my measurements- for alterations I added 1 1/2″ at the lengthen shorten line and I raised the leg about 1″ at the side seam- because the leg was a little too low cut for me.
And the fit turned out great!! This pattern comes with so many style options- and I picked the 3/4 sleeves, the high neck and the low back!
The arms are very high cut and fitted so they stayed on really well, I was worried at first that the back would gape or that it would fall off my shoulders, but it stays put nicely!
I picked this navy knit fabric with a lot of all-way stretch. It also has this really neat pattern all over of these intersecting raised lines.
Mom used strips of it to self bind all the edges.
It came together really quick!
I think my favourite part of this suit is the low back- it just looks so elegant to me!
I am completely in love with my Nettie! I can’t wait to make another one. Next time I night switch it up and make one with a scoop neck and higher back. – we’ll see!
You might notice that I have a new button in my side bar- and that is the Me-Made-May 2014 button! If you don’t already know Me-Made-May is a challenge hosted by Zoe of the blog sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.co.uk to wear as many of your home-made garments or items as you can during the month of May!
My pledge is to wear at least one homemade item every day of May (clothes, bags and jewelry all count). I’m so excited!!
As a little pre-challenge warm-up (since I have a month until the start date!) I thought I would show you my- mostly me-made outfit that I wore today!
Look at me rocking my Islander Sewing Jacket, a home-made infinity scarf with cats on it!, and a pair of simple black leggings that my mom made for me from the Jalie leggings pattern.