Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Me Made May the end (including my new Briar)

Here are a last few photos from Me Made May.  I think you've seen most of thse outfits before so I won't dwell on them.  This top photo is from Skye's 3rd birthday where I wore my Roxanne top.  It was a lovely sunny day and I originally started out wearing my favourite Chloe dress.  For some reason I decided it would be a good idea to turn my compost heap and got my fork handle stuck in the pocket and as I thrust it into the compost I heard an ominous ripping sound.  I had torn my dress all along the front seam by the pocket.  Booooooo. 
My poor Chloe!
I can fix it of course.  I've got more of the flowery fabric and have cut out a new welt pocket piece already, I just need to get the motivation to sew it.  I don't know why I am so bad about actually sitting down and doing repairs even to my favourite dress! 
My wrap top works nicely with dresses too and I don't have to worry about it riding up (which it has a bit of a tendency to do) and reveal my midriff.

Talking of midriffs I made a Briar.  I'm thinking that I'd like to teach a class about sewing knits and thought this would be a good base pattern.  Slightly counterintuitively I decided to make the length I thought least likely to suit me to see how it worked.  I had a piece of natural cotton jersey, again from the op shop.  Enough to make this although I had to shorten the sleeves.  I cut a size medium (compared to a large for my Kelly Skirt).  The fit seems pretty good.  If I was making this length again I think I would add just an inch or two to it as I'd like it to end a little bit further below my bust, probably so that I there was no gap between a high waisted item like this Kelly skirt and the tshirt. 

As you'd imagine my Briar goes really well with my Kelly.
Its a great T shirt (the slight whiff of moth balls cured by a trip to the washing machine) and I already have plans for 2 long versions swimming around in my head.

The next day I wore it as a jumper over jeans and a shirt.  In his usual fashion my husband asked what had happened to the bottom of my t shirt! 

I totally love this pink shirt i am wearing it with.  Its liberty cotton and it fits so well even though its constructed with no darts.  My normal problem with conventional shirts is gaping around the buttons but with this one there is none of this.  Combined with the beautiful print and lovely silkyness of the liberty lawn this one of my favourite shirts.  Alas I didn't make it but for $5 in a garage sale I can't complain!

This top is one of the 1st things when I started my blog.  I still like it.

My Lola Fleece again.
And finally another warm creation.

So my main lesson from this last month was that once the weather starts to cool down my staple wardrobe of me made summer dresses get put away, my jeans come on and they don't really come off!  I have quite a lot of tops to wear but I could do with making some more outerwear as well as a few winter dresses.  Other than that its just nice to wear some of those things in my wardrobe that I didn't make but that I still love.  I'm enjoying June!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I've just bought the Briar pattern too. It arrived this week and I'm keen to get started. Like you, I have many variations planned. Your husband's comment did make me laugh! Men - what would they know about fashion?