This fabric is a polyester and needed fully interlining with butter muslin so that it would feel nice against the skin
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Sunday, 22 May 2016
With cotton which has been in the stash for ages - not see-through so no lining.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Pattern from stash..completed!
Kwik Sew 3815 as an anniversary present - I just need to wait until the beginning of June to find out if it fits. Not only does it look too large... but it also looks like I have inadvertently made a "Royal Mail" fleece for him!
I did not put on the elastic and fleece bands at the hem or the sleeve hems. I also did not put in the zipper pocket on the top section. The pattern asks for lots of contrast fabric - I did not do any of that. The only bit I did use contrast for was the "pocket" piece - which is inside the pocket. It would be too bulky with two latyers of this thick ex-North Face fleece, so the pockets inside are red activewear fabric.
The sewing machine needed a good clean after sewing this garment!
This took 4 evenings to make - so about 4 hours work. It helps that I have made Kwik Sew 3816 and Kwik Sew 3813 in the past - and they are essentially the same pattern.
Using the walking foot makes a real difference - I forgot to use it for the collar and it really warped.
Monday, 16 May 2016
Simplicity 2314 - which I bought in February when I was stuck in Cornwall.
I did cut out a skirt in Feb but the fabric was terrible for a skirt and ended up as a lovely Anya bag:
I am really happy with this blue skirt with the flowers though. I need to ensure I have tops to go with it! I wore it out the evening I made it and received several compliments - so it makes me very happy!
I, Catherine of http://clothesandsewing.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear only Me Made Clothes each day for the duration of May 2016, with the exception of some activewear tops.
As I know I can wear Me Made everyday my real challenge is to create a wear different outfit combinations, rather than "I wore the same as last Thursday" :)
.. and added on 30th April - Make a pair of jeans before the end of Me Made May - since they are on the SWAP AND I live in them at the weekends - and I don't have any Me Made Jeans... and the jeans I do have which are RTW are not that comfy anymore......
Unsubscribed from the fabric shop emails I receive .. hopefully that will reduce my fabric buying.
Thinking about what Me Made May has taught me so far - half way through and still not started on trousers / jeans!
Monday 9th May - at work top, skirt, underwear
Wednesday 11th cycling to work in top and skort
at work - top , skirt, underwear
Thursday 12th top., skirt and underwear
Friday 13th - evening out - top, skirt, knitted cardigan
Monday 16th May - top, cardigan, skirt
So far - other than sports bras, all underwear made by me. Then no photos at weekends - so much dashing about forgot to take them. I HAVE found out that I wear some RTW jeans a lot more than I thought I did - despite them not fitting properly. Must get on to make some!
Sunday, 8 May 2016
Sunday 1st May
Early morning run:
Fehr Trade Surf To Summit Top
Jalie Skort pattern combined with McCalls leggings from ????
Kirsten Kimono Tee
Monday 2nd - May Bank Holiday in UK
Both my son and I wore Me Made for our Superhero race:
to keep warm I wore my green trousers
Tuesday 3rd May
Cycling to work:
WEdnesday 4th May
cycling to work
Me made top and skort
Me made cardigan, to, skirt, underwear
At work me made top, skirt and underwear
FRiday 6th Me made Anna dress (and underwear) -
Saturday 6th Me made top, skirt and undewear. Also me made running skort in the evening.