Me Made May 2015 kicks off today and this year I’m showcasing my everyday organic wardrobe.

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I joined Me-Made-May last year and loved it! It’s a great way to connect with other sewists and share wardrobe creations – but it was a lot of ‘work’ to get the pics!

This year, I may not manage a pic every day but I’ll post a weekly roundup on the blog and pics on Instagram @yosamicontact.

Over the last twelve months, 98% of the fabrics I’ve bought have been organic so a fair chunk of my me-made wardrobe is organic, so to keep things interesting, I’ll only post clothes I’ve made with organic fabrics. Tala vest by Named Clothing in organic cotton fleece and sequinned wool coating.

For this rainy and chilly May 1st, I’m wearing this cosy Tala vest by Named Clothing in organic cotton fleece and sequinned wool coating and Alexandra Peg trousers by Named Patterns in organic super lightweight cotton denim. It’s a comfy outfit, with a bit of sparkle but still practical at the same time.

I’m a recent convert to Named Clothing. I’ve been trying out their patterns after picking up a few in their last sale. I’d been put off buying them before because they’re one of the pricier pattern companies. Some of their patterns are double or triple the price of Vogue patterns in a sale for example or Burdastyle magazine and I couldn’t justify splashing out on them.

I was also apprehensive about the sizing because they’re drafted for taller models than me – I’m a 162cm shorty. But now I LOVE Named Clothing and I haven’t had any problems with their pattern sizing, so expect a few more patterns from them as the month goes on!

What do you think of Named Clothing patterns? Are you in for this MeMadeMay15 challenge? Let me know in the comments below.

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Happy sewing,

Christine

 

2 comments on “#MeMadeMay15 – My Organic Me-Made-May 2015 Pledge.”

  1. Oh, that vest is nice. To use the sequins with the fleece is such an unusal but great idea!

    I haven’t tried Named as I find them far too pricey, and I always keep thinking that something similar must be hidden somewhere in five years worth of Burda. So I always think I already own a similar pattern and almost never allow myself to buy a new one…

    • Thanks Chris, I’m pleased the vest turned out how I imagined it would. I had exactly the same reservations as you about Named – I’m also a Burda gal! But when I got some of the patterns reduced in their end of winter sale, I’m now quite taken with their designs. I’ve been pleasantly surprised. What do you think of the new German mag ‘Fashion Style’, have you got it? I’ve got a jumpsuit cut out from their pattern but haven’t sewn it yet.

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