Me Made May 13: My third week

I did it. I actually made 3 weeks of Me Made May ’13! It wasn’t as desperate as I thought it would be and I’ve really enjoyed it! The only thing that has been a bit tricky is getting a photo when the mister has left earlier for work.

Most of the garments I have worn this week have issues. Mostly fitting issues. Things drafted either too big or too small and things that no longer fit because of some unwelcome poundage that crept up over the last year or so! I must learn to create things that fit in the now and not for when the pounds are shed. Because it doesn’t work like that!

Another revelation, which comes as no surprise to me, is that I need more skirts and tops for work. I’ve no shortage of ideas. Just got to pull my finger out!

So here we go. Week 3 of  Me Made May ’13.

pin dot jersey top

DAY 15: Pin dot jersey top
New Look 6753. This is one of the few jersey tops I’ve made. I like how it’s an easy-to-wear casual top but it’s not my favourite top to wear. Perhaps because I made it too big and its defied all my attempts of shrinkage too! I have since been advised to make a size smaller when using stretch fabric. I’m sure I’d love it more if it fit more snuggly. Still better than a Primani top though!

stripy cowl top

DAY 16: Stripy cowl top
This was a great free pattern from the Burdastyle website. Really simple to put together and really easy to wear. I’m not convinced I graded it up properly, or enough for that matter so the cowl isn’t as dramatic as it could have been. But I still like it.

pinstripe wool jacket

DAY 17: Wool pinstripe jacket
This is a pattern from Burdastyle magazine, issue 11/2010. It was my first venture into tailoring and is anything but perfect but it prompted me to delve more into the art of old school tailoring techniques which are now ready to employ when I embark on another. Once again I overestimated the size but that means it’s great to wear with a few layers underneath and boy I needed them today! The pinky mauve pinstripe means it doesn’t really go with much apart from a flooky pinstripe skirt that I owned already!

floral mini skirt

DAY 18: Floral mini skirt
I made this in march last year and it still feels good teamed with Docs and a cardi. Keep meaning to make more of these. They are so simple and so cute and so easy to wear. So long as its none too windy!

tartan shorts

DAY 19: Plaid shorts
I do enjoy wearing these. Despite the fabric going all bobbly on me. Only on the weekend, mind. Won’t catch me in the office with that much leg out! I wore them down to the river pub to meet some friends. The pattern I used was Simplicity 2659. A simple and satisfying overnight make. There will be more of these. It’s just a matter of time. However I will not be using the twill tape facing method. I will draft a properfacing this time. They do need a bit more structure at the waist and front. And I must make them a wee bit bigger next time!

black rose party dress

DAY 20: Black rose party dress
This is me and my lovely fella, the last of the party people, at the end of his spectacular 40th birthday party. It was taken in the wee hours of the morning and so I’m very glad the photo is such poor quality! The dress, which I just about fit into, was whipped up overnight for a party March last year. I have since found some very similar fabric which will be another one of these one day!

DAY 21: Wool check skirt
I didn’t manage to get a photo of today but rest assured it was a me-made kinda day. I wore the same wool check skirt I sported on the second week, day 10. Crazy that May has turned out cold enough to sport a woolly skirt more than once in the space of a couple of weeks.

Can’t believe there’s only one more week left. I think I’m going to have to dig real deep now!

Laters! x

Me-made May’13: My first week
Me-made May’13: My second week/

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11 thoughts on “Me Made May 13: My third week

  1. So happy that you found the experience an enjoyable one! I have heard from a few folks that they stressed a tad about it and dropped out. How great is your pinstripe jacket??? I love that it’s a wee bit too big, yes, it’s practical, but for style reasons, so PUNK!! Especially with the zips and pleats. Love that. And, look at you in your plaid shorts. Sexy Mama!! 🙂

    Also wanted to let you know that I won a Wellington Pattern Pyramid and have posted it on my blog. There are some terrific patterns, so if you are interested, drop by and enter!

    • Oh don’t get me wrong… i have had stressy moments for sure but I’m determined to go as far as I can! I think next week is going to be slim pickings though! And you’re not kidding about how terriffic those patterns are . Best pyramid ever. Really like the look of that Vogue coat! 🙂

      • 🙂 I absolutely loved it, as well. But, I have been finding Vogue patterns very difficult to follow and that coat is 3 sizes too large, so just didn’t feel i had it in me to grade down, then follow Vogue directions. So, thought it better to put’er up for grabs in the Pattern Pyramid!!

  2. A jacket with extra room is great – it looks really good too.
    I’ve been enjoying Me Made May too but I’ve been a real slouch with photos. I wear lots of repeats.
    Love your floral mini too.

  3. That cowl top and skirt! So elegantly foxy! Very impressed with your MMM pic diligence…I wear something me made most days…(all the time, actually ) but the documentation thereof is daunting!…even if just for a month…

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