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!

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous selection of dresses, think the Kim dress is my favourite.