I wore something Me-Made each day of May, but I was shockingly unsuccessful in taking photos each day. Rather than boring you with me made Renfrews and other tees, I will share my highlights instead:
Simplicity 2906 skirt
New Look 6735 Tee and beige Jalie 2908 Jeans
Sewaholic Renfrew Tee and Simplicity 3628 jacket
Maria Denmark Kimono Tee and Jalie 2908 Jeans in brown non-stretch denim
McCalls 6654 Maxi Skirt
In surprising news...I have been sewing! While in London at the end of April, I made it to Walthamstow market on my last day there. In the first shop I went in, I found this very cool striped knit with little accordion-like pleats/wrinkles. It was 1pound per yard, so I bought 2 yards. I thought it would make a cool maxi skirt. I did actually use a pattern for the skirt which is almost silly, but whatever...It was McCalls 6654, and I made the flared version. I didn't have enough fabric to match the stripes along the side seams but I think it makes the skirt more RTW ;) For the hem, I marked it about 2"off of the floor and used my coverstitch machine.
This is my first maxi skirt. I am only 5'-2" tall and I have always thought that a maxi skirt would make me look even shorter than I am. I was reading this blog post by Michelle at Happily Caffeinated, where she mentions in her "Pet Peeve #2" about being annoyed by being told what you should and should NOT wear, and that you can actually pull off whatever you feel comfortable wearing. So all 5'-2" of me made a maxi skirt. I cut off several inches from the pattern so it didn't use quite so much fabric, which is a benefit of being short. I still didn't have enough fabric to match the stripes though. Now that it's done, I can see the appeal of a maxi skirt. Unshaven legs stay hidden as well as post-winter pasty-white legs. (I don't tan and I am an SPF freak so pale legs are pretty much year round). When your fabric is pretty or interesting, there is a lot of it in a maxi skirt and it's really shown off. I had a few small chunks of fabric left which got turned into a skirt for my youngest. So I got 2 skirts for 2 pounds! :)
In other news, I have been sewing like crazy, so more garment post are coming!