Friday, 17 May 2013
Recently, we seem to have had a lot of minor illnesses here. Two days ago , I dropped my camera one time too many and it's no longer working.
So I will tell you that:
17th May Simplicity 3835 in spotty Amy Butler fabric
16th May I was in me made stripey tee and V1247 green skirt.
15th May was purple renfrew and denim tate skirt.
13th May was a repeat of my spotty staple dress.
|11th May BBW/Simplicity 3835 top - this just turned out to be a crappy day and terrible picture!|
|14th May A line dress from BBW Dresses book|
Monday, 13 May 2013
I was thinking about Tovas for about a year - then when the pattern was released as a pdf last year, I bought it. I planned to make a tova for so long it was almost anti climatic once I did. I printed the pdf off,carefully filed it away. So carefully that when I finally came to make it I couldn't find my print out so had to begin again. I finished my first tova blouse in March. I used some dark grey linen or linen blend from my mum's stash. My mum is unwell and can no longer sew. She was a formidably talented quiltmaker and since the late 1980s that was her passion. But, before that she also used to do dressmaking, knitting and lacemaking. Slowly, very slowly, each time I visit, I have been dismantling some of her stash, accrued over twenty years. I give some away to other sewers, donate some to charity and keep some to work with. I have a rule though that I have to USE these fabrics. I cannot bear to unearth one stash only to fill up another of my own.
There was only enough fabric to make the blouse not a dress version. The pattern went together straightforwardly. I followed the instructions mostly. I have worn the top a lot but find it really frustratingly hard to get a decent photo. The fabric creases a lot during the day and it is tricky to photo dark colours. The one adjustment I would like to make to the blouse is adding a couple of buttons to the placket. I wear it over a cami or vest currently as I don't like too much chest on show, plus the flappiness kind of irritates me.
Almost straight after finishing Tova no.1, I made a second. This time in a white polycotton with little flowers on. This came from my friend's clear out of her 93 year old mum's stash! It had sat in my stash for a year...time to move it on.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
So here is another Me Made May round-up. I think it's obvious I am struggling with my photography! Life seems to be on fast forward at the moment.
8th May - Staple dress by April Rhodes, a new make as yet unblogged. I was fiddling with my camera's white balance and couldn't get accurate colours. This dress is in fact black with white polka dots.
10th May - Marisota wrap dress in jersey knit- pattern from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings book. Made September 2011
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
|2nd May, Sew Lisette Portfolio dress Simplicity 2245 |
Made May 2011
Behind me is our almost finished rebuilt house.....we hope to move in this year
| 3rd May - Simplicity 2259 top - made August 2010|
Vogue 1247 skirt - April 2013
4th May - Renfrew tee shirt - February 2013 and Tate denim skirt - 2010. It was Little I's birthday party this day and I didn't have much time for photos.
|5th May - Recovering from the day before! A lazy day at home. |
Amy Butler Anna tunic -
|6th May - Simplicity /Sew Lisette Traveller dress - March 2013|