Thursday, 31 May 2018

Me Made May 2018, the finale!

I can't believe a month is over already, how time flies when you are having fun!

Here is a wee round up of the last 10 days:

Day 22: A Liberty Print Renfrew, very well worn so a bit faded now, a keeper though.

Day 23:  A Simple Sew Shannon top lengthened to tunic length. A keeper although a bit tent like.

Day 24: B5771 See&Sew culottes. Ancient, made from ancient fabric, too big now so need taken in.

Day 25: Spotty Shorts - shortened Jocole skinny pants. Also too big, need taken in.

Day 26: A never worn copy of a RTW top in silk. Tent like but I like it!

Day 27: NL 6217 in cotton voile. Not worn much as it is rarely warm enough but I liked it today.

Day 28: A top from the Sew Serendipity book. My first ever make for myself and it was made using an Ikea duvet cover!

Day 29: Liberty print skirt and Megan Nielsen leggings. Both worn often, skirt now massive so has also been added to the take in pile!

Day 30: Simple Sew dress in African wax print. Also big now.

Day 31: Liberty print Lady Skater dress and Juniper Cardigan. Love both of these although I can hear my Mum declaring from on high that I need some new bras, my bust looks awful!

This has absolutely been my favourite Me Made May yet! I have actually managed no repeats, have worked my way through all the rarely worn items in my wardrobe, and taken a mug shot every day!

The only problem now is that I have a massive alterations pile and a list of patterns that I 'must' make!

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Me Made May Week 2 and 3

Here is a wee round up of weeks 2 and 3 of Me Made May.

Day 8: Raglan sleeve top from the Sew U Home Stretch book. I used a woven fabric for the front and I love the idea but I used a mish mash of jersey. I plan on remaking this top with the same front panel but better jersey.

Day 9: Very worn out Liberty jersey Renfrew top. Not worn this for ages since is is a bit scabby looking but I can't bear to throw it out!

Day 10: Not very flattering McCalls 6992 jumper. Think it's a keep cos I love the fabric.

Day 11: The itchiest jumper in the world. This is the Owls jumper by Kate Davies Design, the only thing I have knitted to wear. This will be only worn in future with a thick under layer with a polo neck and long sleeves!

Day 12: New trousers based on the Jocole skinny pants pattern. Love these and couldn't resist making them. Also totally accidentally matched the patterns on each leg!

Day 13: Banksia top which is now a bit big but nice for warm weather when no cardi is required. It's a keeper.

Day 14: McCalls 6844 cardi made of awful fabric that is slowly falling apart. It is a warm weather cardi though so should last me another few years since warm weather isn't that common in Scotland!

Day 15: Heavily refashioned men's polo shirt. This was always way too tight, now it fits, yay!

Day 16: Starry Lady Skater dress. I love it but is is very loud....

Day 17: Spotty trousers made using my trouser block. These are now too big and really faded, they look ok here but not in real life. Theses are now in the recycling bag.

Day 18: Husbands wedding shirt refashioned into a blouse. Love this tucked in now I am not as round!

Day 19: New Look  6446 jumpsuit in some inherited fabric. I made this in January and this was it's first wear but it is too big over the bust now. It will need altered before it is worn again.

Day 20: I wore a Megan Nielsen Karri dress and my wee sister wore a Cleo dungaree dress, both made by me. I really don't like the fit of my dress, will be altering the neck line to see if that helps, if not it will be recycled!

Day 21: A wrinkled linen New Look 6217 top. It's way too big now so is going to the charity shop.

Only 10 days left to go and I am almost at the end of my rarely worn clothes which is great. I have a large alter / refashion pile and a load of stuff has already gone to charity. Also there is a load of stuff that is unwearable as it is just way too big, mainly summer skirts, which is nice but does mean there will be lots of alterations happening here, normally I get paid to do that kind of work :)

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Me Made May Week 1

A week of Me Made May is over and I have managed to wear 7 under worn items in the wardrobe.

Day 1: 
Me made leggings and skirt. Skirt is really stiff and uncomfy, I suppose that's why it's called upholstery fabric... It has been putted in the refashion file.

Day 2: 
Me made raglan sleeve top. I made it from scraps of fabric and it is way too short. Not sure how to fix this one but something needs done as it is really annoying to wear.

Day 3: 
Me made Megan Nielsen Banksia top in fabric that my friends Mum was getting rid of. I don't wear black often but I think this one's a keeper.

Day 4: 
Me made tunic top based on the Plantain pattern. I got the fabric from a stash clearance on ebay and didn't realise it was sequined which is horrendously uncomfortable to wear. This is now in the charity shop pile.

Day 5: 
Me made Renfrew top made in Liberty Jersey. This used to be too tight but it fits now so will be getting a lot of wear now.

Day 6: 
Me made circle skirt which I made from a beadspread that my parents brought back from India. It is a sunny weather skirt so doesn't get worn much as it looks odd with all my cardigans.

Day 7: 
Me made cropped trousers which were always a bit uncomfy. I used cotton with no stretch and I think that was the wrong choice. They are a bit looser now so more comfy but I will have to tweak the waistband so they fit again.

I have been loving looking though all the Me Made May instagram posts and my to sew list is now huge, just need to carve out some sewing time!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Me Made May 2018

I wasn't going to take part this year as I am rubbish at keeping up with these challenges but, I changed my mind!

'I, Alison of 'Heavenly Handmades' blog and @alison.m.r on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I will try and to wear all the me mades in my wardrobe that I am unsure about and decided what to keep and what to donate throughout May 2018.'  

Hopefully this will highlight the things that don't work in my wardrobe and highlight the gaps that are there.