Being on Instagram, it’s kind of hard to not notice #MeMadeMay every year!
And every year I think to myself, “I should do that!”
Well, 2016 was the year, and I managed to find enough “me made” stuff to do 20 day’s posts.
First, let me explain a little about Me-Made-May. It’s a challenge designed to encourage people who make their own clothes to wear them and love them. For a more detailed explanation, head over to this post by So Zo…What Do You Know?
I really enjoyed sewing some clothes this year – especially the Portfolio dress (above)and the Esme dress (the blue dress in the top middle photo below).
My sister helped me do a “50 not frumpy” makeover, and these two dress styles really suit my figure. And what’s especially good, is they make me look slimmer!
So I decided to make a wearable muslin out of some pretty vintage sheets for both these patterns (which you can see in the collage below). Although, after reading this great blog post from Rochelle at Lucky Lucille, I guess I shouldn’t really be calling them wearable muslins as I didn’t really much adjusting. I did add a little to the side seams around tummy level but that was about it.
I like the A-line dress – both of these were easy to sew (especially that Esme dress), and they are sooo comfy to wear.
I also traded in my pleats and gathers for straight and A-line skirts which also suit me much better!
So here is a little collage of my some of my “Me-Made-May 2016.”
And if anyone has any tips on how to take photos of yourself in outfits that look more natural than the above, please leave a comment!!
If you’ve never tried sewing clothes for yourself, you should really give it a try. Clothes that fit, and are one-of-a-kind, are only two of the advantages.
Till next time