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Me-Made-May 2014 – Roundup – Part One

It’s day twelve of Me-Made-May 2014 and so far I’ve upheld my pledge to wear at least one me-made garment every day this month. I’ve been posting my pics daily in the #MMMay14 page under ‘Makes’ in my header menu bar and also on the #MMMay14 Pinterest page.

I’m glad I’m doing this. I love to see other people’s makes on Pinterest and it’s a good way for me to find out what I need to make more of and looking at the photos forces me to see what suits me and what doesn’t.

After a really warm April, it’s turned chilly again and it’s been a challenge to find trans-seasonal pieces in my me-made wardrobe. I usually layer up tees and blouses with cardigans or jumpers and jeans. I can see I need to make more layering pieces such as light jackets and cardigans.

Day 1

#MMMay14 - Day 1 - Ralph Pink jumpsuit in Liberty tana lawn 'Tiny Dancers'
#MMMay14 – Day 1 – Ralph Pink jumpsuit in Liberty tana lawn ‘Tiny Dancers’

May 1st was a national holiday in Germany and we were invited for a bbq with friends so I wore my latest Ralph Pink jumpsuit in Liberty tana lawn cotton. I’ll blog about the making of this soon.

Day 2

#MMMay14 - Day 2 - Make It Perfect Waterfall Blouse in cotton by Italian designer Missoni
#MMMay14 – Day 2 – Make It Perfect Waterfall Blouse in cotton by Italian designer Missoni

May 2nd was still warm enough for short sleeves so I wore my latest Make It Perfect Waterfall blouse in Missoni cotton with jeans.

Day 3

#MMMay14 - Day 3 - Sabrina tie-neck blouse in Liberty tana lawn cotton
#MMMay14 – Day 3 – Sabrina tie-neck blouse in Liberty tana lawn cotton

May 3rd was cooler and I layered up this (un-blogged) tie-front blouse in Liberty tana lawn cotton with a cardigan and jeans to do grocery shopping at the farmer’s market in town.

Day 4

#MMMay14 - Day 4 -Grainline Studio Scout Tee in Liberty tana lawn cotton
#MMMay14 – Day 4 -Grainline Studio Scout Tee in Liberty tana lawn cotton

May 4th was warm and we had a family day out in a park zoo so I wore an un-blogged Grainline Studio Scout tee in Liberty tana lawn cotton layered with a cardigan and jeans.

Day 5

#MMMay14 - Day 5 - Self drafted yoga top and pants in organic cotton jersey and Liberty cotton jersey
#MMMay14 – Day 5 – Self drafted yoga top and pants in organic cotton jersey and Liberty cotton jersey

Monday May 5th is sports day for my young children so I wore an un-blogged self-drafted tank top in organic cotton jersey and self-drafted yoga pants in Liberty cotton jersey.

Day 6

#MMMay14 - Day 6 - Ely Kishimoto dress in Italian cotton and cotton/silk
#MMMay14 – Day 6 – Ely Kishimoto dress in Italian cotton and cotton/silk

May 6th was my birthday so I marked the occasion by wearing my latest dress (un-blogged) in Italian cotton and cotton/silk. It was a bit cool so I wore it tunic style over jeans. The design is by Ely Kishimoto and the pattern was in Cut Magazine. I love this dress and will blog my review of it soon.

Are you joining in Me-Made-May 2014? How are you getting on? Are you discovering gaps in your me-made-wardrobe?

6 Signs You’re A Selfish Sewer

1. When invited to join Selfish Sewing Week and sew for yourself, you jump in without a moment’s hesitation. ssw logo final 350 px 2. You immediately clear your schedule – ignore messy house, overgrown garden and hungry children – and get stuck into sewing!

Make It Perfect Waterfall Blouse in organic cotton batiste and Burdastyle shorts in cotton/linen mix
#Selfishsewing Make It Perfect Waterfall Blouse in organic cotton batiste and Burdastyle shorts in cotton/linen mix
Yoke detail and gathering.
Yoke detail and gathering.

3. You choose a quick and easy pattern so you can double your selfishness and crank out two new tops at once!

Make it Perfect Waterfall Blouse front view
Make it Perfect Waterfall Blouse front view
Make It Perfect Waterfall blouse back view
Make It Perfect Waterfall blouse back view

4. You don’t skimp on fabric. You dive straight in with good designer stuff you’ve been coveting – because you’re worth it!

Cotton shirting by Italian designer Missoni
Cotton shirting by Italian designer Missoni
Waterfall Blouse shoulder seam
Waterfall Blouse shoulder seam

5. You take time to sew with RTW (ready-to-wear) details like French seams because your self-made clothes are investment pieces.

Summer pastels
#Selfish Sewing – Summer pastels

6. Finally you gloat about your achievements and boast about them to everyone (see Kollabora.com for more selfishness).

What are you selfishly stitching? Let me know in the comments below.

The Details

PatternMake It Perfect Waterfall Blouse digital download

Fabric – One metre of organic cotton batiste from Lebenskleidung and one metre of Italian designer Missoni cotton from Anita Pavani onlineshop.

Sponsor – Thanks Rachael from Imagine Gnats.

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