Monday, 9 May 2016

Me Made May - Week 1 Round Up

This is my first time participating in Me Made May and I'm really enjoying the challenge so far! It's got me thinking about what I wear everyday and even making some more clothes already to fill the gaps in my wardrobe.


I got off to a pretty good start wearing my Colette Patterns Ginger Skirt and Sewaholic Fraser Sweatshirt on the first day. The neckline of the sweatshirt doesn't look great in photos, that's definitely something I need to improve on next time! I actually get lots of compliments about the sweatshirt when I wear it, so I think overall it's a success!



Next up was the skirt again (don't judge me - if my clothes manage to avoid baby food / snot then they get a second outing before the wash) worn with my favourite ever cardigan, the MIY Collection Longley Cardi, by Wendy Ward. I absolutely love Wendy's patterns, they are so well drafted and thought through, plus excellent everyday clothes that fit easily into my wardrobe.


Day 3 I decided to wear my Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers. This was the first pair of trousers I ever made and the fit is not perfect yet. They are made from a cotton twill and they bag out over the course of the day. This picture was taken at the end of the day so you can see they are a little baggy. I don't have many pairs of trousers that are me-made and definitely need some more as they are perfect for being out and about with the baby!

Day 4 was lovely and sunny, so I wore my recently finished Seamwork Magazine Seneca Skirt. I love Seamwork for their quick patterns and have been a subscriber for a while now. This skirt is midi length and cool and floaty. The elastic waistband makes this a comfy and easy to wear skirt. I think I'll be wearing a lot more of this over the summer!


I was pretty busy on Day 5 with play groups so wore some very old RTW jeans with my first t shirt, the Sewaholic Renfrew. The neckline band is horribly stretched out on this, I really need to make another one with a better neckline. This is really a toile as the fabric is a bit cheap and thin. I realised on this day that I need to think about making some skinny jeans, they are quite a well worn item of clothing!


Day 6 we travelled to York to spend the weekend with my mum (and allow me a day out in Leeds for a hen do!) so I wore my very comfy skirt from The Beginners Guide To Dressmaking by Wendy Ward. This skirt gets a lot of wear as it is comfy and easy, in a dark grey ponte roma, it goes with everything. I'm wearing it with a RTW Gap nursing top and my favourite yellow Converse. I need something bright with an all grey outfit!

Day 7 was my first ever baby-free day. I went across to Leeds to do a room escape game and assault course. I realised before hand that I didn't have any me-made jogging bottoms so I quickly made some Papercut Patterns Anima Pants to wear. I got very muddy on the assault course and water slide and I made these trousers out of a very thick grey ponte, so it took AGES for me to dry out! They are great though and I want to make some more. I'm top right in the group photo by the way, and you can just about make out the trousers!


Over the course of the week I've realised that nearly everything I've worn has been stretchy! I think comfort is a major factor in how I dress at the moment. Plus, its easy to throw on stretchy clothes and they generally don't need much ironing.

I want to make some more t shirts for summer and some skinny jeans to have more basic wearable items!



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