24 May 2015

Me Made May Week 3

Week Three of Me Made May!!

Pattern: Vogue 1247
Fabric: giraffe denim
Occasion: Sunday funday w Chowdog
Thoughts: quick girls size fix - serged off 2" per side and ta da it fits again and I absolutely adore this skirt!! 

Day 17
Pattern: Anna dress by By Hand London
Fabric: sevenberry anchor cotton
Occasion: impromptu shopping trip to the USA with my man 
Thoughts: first Anna dress after a very unsuccessful attempt last year and this one fits perfect! Very comfortable!
Day 20
Pattern: pencil skirt
Fabric: ponte knit
Occasion: work
Thoughts: nothing like a knit skirt to make my days more comfortable

Day 21
Pattern: Bruyere dress by Deer and Doe
Fabric: Robert Kaufman chambray with ships
Occasion: work
Thoughts: great easy to wear dress and still one of my favourite patterns

Day 22
Pattern: Steeplechase Leggings by Fehr Trade 
Fabric: spandex
Occasion: morning hot yoga 
Thoughts: super fun to wear and great stretch but not the greatest breathability for a hot yoga class. Working on my headstand!

Day 23
Pattern: Anna bodice By Hand London + Saltspring skirt Deer&Doe
Fabric: Cotton&Steel with antelopes
Occasion: Saturday shopping
Thoughts: I've quickly learned the Anna dress addiction having made two Anna's in two weeks with plans for 2 more...super flattering pattern that works well to display fabrics! Quick see as well - fully lined. 

Day 24
Pattern: Steeplechase Leggings by By Hand London 
Fabric: New Balance Supplex
Occasion: hot yoga
Thoughts: amazing. So impressed by my mad skills people!! Love these leggings with their lime green piping!!

I missed a day :( I forgot to take a photo but I totally wore me made dress I swear!!

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16 May 2015

Me-Made-May-15 Week 2

May 8
Pattern: Flora by By Hand London
Fabric: polyester 
Occasion: Work
Thoughts: major hack on this dress - took out 4" from both side seams to make it fit. Do the bodice waist darts now point to my armpits? You betcha they do!  But luckily my shoulder width hasn't decreased much so the straps still fit nicely. 
Day 9
Pattern: Saltspring by Sewaholic
Fabric: Anne Sui cotton/silk Border Print
Occasion: Saturday shopping and date night my man. 
Thoughts: fabric is beautiful to the touch. Straps are 1/2" too short but without major reconstruction there's nothing I can do to fix it :( 
Day 10
Pattern: Kim Dress by By Hand London
Fabric: stretch cotton poplin
Occasion: Mother's Day brunches (for my mommy and grandma as well as my bfs family)
Thoughts: Sewed a size 10 - forgot this fabric had stretch to it - resewed it with 1" seams - terrible hack - shoulder straps fit better but still too wide so I may add a shoulder strap across the top back so I'll actually get more wear out of it. The fabric is beautiful. 
Day 11
Pattern: McCalls 6553
Fabric: Polyester 
Occasion: work
Thoughts: easy throw on dress with fun back Cape. I think I'll make a few more for summer as its great for keep a pattern in tact. 
Day 12
Pattern: McCalls 6696
Fabric: Robert Kaufman 1" Carolina Gingham
Occasion: Work
Thoughts: absolutely love this dress
Day 13
Pattern: Vogue 1102
Fabric: Cotton with embroidered anchors
Occasion: Work
Thoughts: after another 4" quick hack off the bodice under arms this beauty fits again! So pleased! (The waist Seam has elastic in it so holds it shape will with this hack)
Day 14
Pattern: McCalls 6696
Fabric: Quilting cotton + yellow Robert Kaufman chambray 
Occasion: Work
Thoughts: even though it's too big all over I still love the vibe of this dress. 
Day 15
Pattern: Summer Concert Tee by Dixie DIY
Fabric: cotton knit with 1-way stretch
Occasion: work
Thoughts: need to reattach the neck binding with a bias cut piece instead of with the grain as it sticks out. Otherwise comfortable. 

See you next week!
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08 May 2015

Me Made May 2015 - Week 1

May 1 - Friday 
Pattern: Bruyere by Deer&Doe
Fabric: Robert Kaufman chambray
Occasion: work 
Thoughts: still my favourite thing I've ever made. I wear it weekly and love how comfortable it is. 

May 2 - Saturday
Pattern: simplicity 2444
Fabric: cotton sateen
Occasion: driving to the USA along hwy61 which is beautiful! 
Thoughts: great easy to wear dress. The stretch makes it comfortable and the pattern and colours make me feel happy. The bodice is about 1cm too short so it sits slightly higher on my waist. 

May 3 - Sunday
Pattern: New Look 6067 bodice + Deer&Doe Belladone skirt
Fabric: cotton poplin with ships
Occasion: the first communion of my bf's nephews.
Thoughts: absolutely love this dress and love the pockets on the Belladone. Need to use this skirt pattern more frequently. 

May 4 - Monday 
Pattern: pencil skirt 
Fabric: ponte
Occasion: work
Thoughts: ponte is the best. Makes me look like I'm fancier than I am. Perfect. 

May 5 - Tuesday 
Pattern: Wenona by Named Clothing
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Chambray
Occasion: work 
Thoughts: this fabric and colour makes me love it but I made a size 38, and it has zero shaping so its massive. 

May 6 - Wednesday
Pattern: New Look 6067
Fabric: cotton poplin with rabbits
Occasion: work
Thoughts: love this dress wish I could replicate it....wait a minute.. I can! :D

May 7 - Thursday
Pattern: vogue 1610
Fabric: polyester jersey
Occasion: work
Thoughts: comfortable and easy to wear but it has poor finishings and I need to shorten the hem by an inch or so. 

See you next week! :D

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