We’re on day 24 of May I know so this is a little late. But better late than never I suppose. This week did feature a repeat but more by choice; it was a new make and I really like it!
Day 13 | This is me trying to make my selfies more interesting. A pair of By Hand London Holly shorts. The fabric, a lovely cerise pink viscose, was from Birmingham rag market for around £3 a metre. Truth be told, despite making these almost a year ago, I’ve still not quite finished them as they still need a hook and eye.
Day 14 | A new make this time, which I whipped up that morning using the Featured waistband skirt from Love Sewing, issue 23 and fabric from my stash; a black and white stripe polyester from Ribes Y Casals when I visited Barcelona. I actually drafted my own waistband as the polyester wasn’t going to hold the shape in the original pattern well (it needs something stiffer) and I shortened the skirt by 15cm. It’s not a length I normally wear but I actually really like it. The polyester is very see-through so an underskirt was an absolute must!
Day 15 | This has become one of my favourite dresses! A By Hand London Kim dress, paired with a circle skirt (using their circle skirt app). The fabric is Amalia Aqua viscose from Fabric Godmother. With my previous 2 Kim dresses, I’d had issues with the shoulder straps slipping off. I played around with shortening the shoulder straps but that didn’t seem to solve the problem. Then, with some more Googling, I unearthed this post from Roisin which describes putting darts into the pattern pieces at the corner of the shoulder. I tried it and it works a charm! I somehow forgot to do it for the back bodice so it’s only on the front but, next time!
Day 17 | A different dress (a blogged one too!) but a repeated pattern: my Houndstooth Deer & Doe Belladone dress.
Day 18 | Ooh and another blogged make with this Charloretta dress: a mash-up of Love Sewing magazine’s Simple Sew Loretta dress (issue 20) and By Hand London’s Charlotte skirt. She is very comfy but also quite booby! I made her in some reversible scuba jersey from Fabric Godmother.
I’m sure there are going to start being more repeats soon, and the next bunch of days went downhill a little. But, I picked up some mint green jersey and speckled t-shirting from Fabric Land on Sunday so I see another Colette Moneta and either a Grainline Studio Hemlock Tee or a Deer and Doe Plantain Tee in my future.
How’s everyone else getting on with Me-Made-May ’16? Head on over to So, Zo…’s blog to find out more.