Me Made May 2018

Me Made May 2018 has come and gone! In addition to wearing a me-made item every day (which I kinda do anyway), I wanted to hear a me-made item (ie two me-made items) at least three times a week. As with the last few years, leisure wear is definitely lacking from my me-made wardrobe. But... Continue Reading →

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Make your stash

Last month I had to move my fabric stash out of its nicely contained (and hidden) storage, so the electrician could do some work. It got piled up in the bedroom (as pictured) and my god does it look terrible. It really made me realise how my stash has gotten out of hand.  Every New... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions 2018

Um hello 2018? While I did pretty good with my 2017 resolutions (I made myself a coat, more menswear, challenged myself a bit and continuing to build a me-made wardrobe), this year, my resolutions are less about sewing a specific thing and more about expanding my horizons (how corny does that sound eh?): I want to... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Hits & Misses 2017

Where has the year gone? Seriously, I can't work it out. In the last six months especially life has just flown by, with very little sewing getting done.  It doesn't feel like I've done a lot of sewing this year (compared to previous years). However identifying my Top 5 Hits for this year is easy... Continue Reading →

Muslin of burda 7136 – FBA

Seeing as the fabric for my next, and very special, project hadn't arrived in time for the weekend, I decided to work on a full bust adjustment. I made a short sleeve version of Burda 7136 (size 14) a few months ago, in a really fun print. While I love it, the fit wasn't perfect... Continue Reading →

Great British Sewing Bee – Live!

Yesterday I went to the Great British Sewing Bee Live and it was so inspirational. My mind is bustling with ideas, plans, things I want to learn and of course the new (better fitting) wardrobe I will have at the end! To start with in the morning I went to a workshop with Jane on... Continue Reading →

Choosing the right denim for my ginger jeans

I made myself three pairs of Ginger Jeans which fit perfectly (vs 1, 2&3), but my fourth pair were ridiculously too small; which left me puzzled. Aside from the obvious possibility that I'd gone up a size (which as far as I was aware I hadn't), it had the same amount of elastine as previous... Continue Reading →

Sewing slump

  I've been in a bit of a sewing slump. My new job has been consuming all my time, energy and brain power and a number of my July sewing projects truly suffered as a result. I decided the the first step was to clean my shit up, I mean who can find motivation in... Continue Reading →

MMM17 The End

It's been a great month and it really pushed me back into wearing me-made clothes, which I'd gotten out of the habit of wearing while unemployed.  A few things made repeated appearances: my Ginger Jeans (in all their versions), Bonnie tops, Linden Sweatshirts, and soo many Rosy Lady Shorts. My leisure & sportswear is still predominately... Continue Reading →

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