Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Me Made May Week 1

A week of Me Made May is over and I have managed to wear 7 under worn items in the wardrobe.

Day 1: 
Me made leggings and skirt. Skirt is really stiff and uncomfy, I suppose that's why it's called upholstery fabric... It has been putted in the refashion file.

Day 2: 
Me made raglan sleeve top. I made it from scraps of fabric and it is way too short. Not sure how to fix this one but something needs done as it is really annoying to wear.

Day 3: 
Me made Megan Nielsen Banksia top in fabric that my friends Mum was getting rid of. I don't wear black often but I think this one's a keeper.

Day 4: 
Me made tunic top based on the Plantain pattern. I got the fabric from a stash clearance on ebay and didn't realise it was sequined which is horrendously uncomfortable to wear. This is now in the charity shop pile.

Day 5: 
Me made Renfrew top made in Liberty Jersey. This used to be too tight but it fits now so will be getting a lot of wear now.

Day 6: 
Me made circle skirt which I made from a beadspread that my parents brought back from India. It is a sunny weather skirt so doesn't get worn much as it looks odd with all my cardigans.

Day 7: 
Me made cropped trousers which were always a bit uncomfy. I used cotton with no stretch and I think that was the wrong choice. They are a bit looser now so more comfy but I will have to tweak the waistband so they fit again.

I have been loving looking though all the Me Made May instagram posts and my to sew list is now huge, just need to carve out some sewing time!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Me Made May 2018

I wasn't going to take part this year as I am rubbish at keeping up with these challenges but, I changed my mind!

'I, Alison of 'Heavenly Handmades' blog and @alison.m.r on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I will try and to wear all the me mades in my wardrobe that I am unsure about and decided what to keep and what to donate throughout May 2018.'  

Hopefully this will highlight the things that don't work in my wardrobe and highlight the gaps that are there.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Cleo Dungaree Dress

Pattern: Cleo by Tilly and the Buttons

This pattern had been on my radar for a while but I had resisted the temptation to get it as I was not sure it was really me. That was until my little sister requested one so of course I had to make myself one as a practise run first.... (excuse the awful photos!)

 Fabric Used: Purple velvet that has been in my stash for 8.5 years that I used some of to make e her first party dress!

Other bits: Clasps came from ebay, as always!

Size Cut: 14, no alterations

Making it: It was a really simple and quick make and the finished item looks really good, like it took much longer. To be honest I was a bit sceptical about the pattern, I am not a great indie pattern fan, but the pattern was great.

The Finished item: I am still not sure this is very me, I feel my bust is too big for the front flap and I am struggling with what to wear underneath it. Any suggestions? I have worn it though and it is comfy so I might even be tempted to make a denim version sometime!

Side Note: These photos (the ones where my arms were by my sides were horrendous and not fit for the blog!) made me start unofficially doing slimming world, I have not been this big in 20 years and the extra padding has to go! These were taken in 5 weeks ago and I started 4 weeks ago. 10lb down so far!