[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 πŸ™‚

Here is my week in wears!

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



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!



DAY 17
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 πŸ™‚


DAY 19
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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ Always a favourite!Β 


Overall a fantastic week in the me-made life πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚



[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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚
Β 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!


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 suitΒ (from closet case files) that I made last year for MMMay15 πŸ™‚



DAY 10
I sneaked this bralette out of my sisters draw on this day, this was the bralette that I made here for Christmas πŸ™‚Β 
DAY 11
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 πŸ™‚Β 


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!Β 


DAY 13Β 
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!



[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 πŸ™‚

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

Here is my week in outfits!

Red Bra & Matching Boyshorts Set- possibly my favourite thing ever


Jacket Express from the Islander Sewing System- an old favourite!


A day to be sick and cozy in my me-made sweatpants, these are very old and very loved πŸ™‚Β 




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


My new indie pattern make! The Bethioua at the beach!Β 


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


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! πŸ™‚Β 
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!!
A Navy Nettie from Closet Case Files!

A Navy Nettie from Closet Case Files!

Hi All!

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!

And it was such a fun time walking on the Marsh Boardwalk with mom and Gibby! He’s such a curious little pup! And it was a perfect day for taking photos!


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!

How is your Me Made May going?
Have you been meeting your goals? Made anything new?
I’ve been pretty happy with my MMMay wardrobe so far – I’m surprising myself with how many things I’ve made that I love and wear!
xo erin


My first Me-Made-May! #MMMay14

My first Me-Made-May! #MMMay14

Hi All!

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.

If you can’t tell from my pictures lately, I’ve been put on pet-sitting duty- I’m not sure if I’m just watching him really well or smothering him… 
So this is essentially what you can expect for the month of May!- I will be talking daily pictures and putting them up on the ‘Me-Made-May14’ pinterest board, and their flickr group as well!
And I was thinking that I would do weekly posts on here- re-capping my week’s worth out outfits!! I’m so excited! and I’m so happy it’s happening in May and I will be able to wear some of my warmer weather me-makes! 
So with that I will leave you a little teaser about my next two projects- since I am taking a short break from swimwear: 
One is a project working with this lovely knit on the left- which may or may not be from a very popular  japanese pattern book πŸ˜‰
And the other project is a leather project, replicating a designer clutch that I’ve had my eye on- which I may or may not have pinned to my ‘Sewing Inspiration’ board on pinterest πŸ˜‰
You will have to wait to see! But not too long I promise! 
Hope you are having lovely Wednesdays! And if you have already done Me-Made-May or are thinking of doing it- leave me a comment below and tell me about it! – especially if you have any tips on keeping your pledge! 
xo erin