Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Stash bust


Yet more fabric that I bought intending to make a Christmas present which has finally been made into a present! Hope it fits - the Maria Denmark - Kirsten Kimono T

MakeBra free hipster knickers to use up the scraps!



Friday, 26 June 2015

Quick makes


Two new Jalie 2796 running skorts with reflective tape.

 I tried to add reflective piping to the one with the red waistband but I made some errors (plus the fabric for the waistband is too stretchy so I am not sure these will stay up when I run).
A quick birthday gift for a little girl - Ottobre 01-2014-28, I had to guess the sizing so it might swap her at first! FOE used on neck and arms - the armholes seem ok but I think I should have stretched the elastic more at the front of the neckline - not happy with how it lies.



SWAP - sewing with a plan.....here's the plan

1. 2 sets of lingerie (one white, one coloured)
              Completed white set May 2015

2. Dress Completed Anna Dress in brown - Feb 2015

3. Dress Completed Traveler Dress  - Feb 2015

4, Knitted cardigan (actually knitting not sewing!) Cast on March 2015
5. Skirt Completed green bustle skirt- Feb 2015
6. Skirt Completed Gabriola skirt -  March 2015

7. Top Completed 3 x M4261 - March 2015

8. Top Completed 3x Kimono T-shirts - March 2015

9. Top So far 6 tops made - March 2015
10. Sewn cardigan / jacket
11. Black tie dress
12. Black tie jacket / bolero etc
13. Activewear Completed June 2015 - Jalie 2796 running skort x 2

14. Coat

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Another Dress to Skirt post

 So this dress I made earlier in the year - I don't like wearing it - felt dreadful in it so decided to use the fabric to make a skirt. I looked through my pile of Burda mags and found a button front skirt (so I could use the button front I already had)..

Burda 07-2009-111

I think this comes up VERY big - I measured a 40/42 but had to take it in 2cm and actually could take it in more since it is supposed to be worn 1" above the waist not 1" below it!


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Dress to skirt


Although I loved this dress - I am now smaller than when I made it and the bodice looked dreadful - so I chopped it up and used Simplicity K1465 to make a skirt:


This used a stash pattern and recycled a dress - win win! I used the zip that was already in the dress - so all I had to do was sew in darts and side seams - then add the lining.

It is a very simple skirt pattern (except I fully lined mine rather than using facings)

Not sure about the length and style on me - I shall wear it to work and see if I like it!


Friday, 12 June 2015

Vikings!

Ottobre 04-2009-40

Used an Ottobre pattern as the basis for the waistcoat - might actually make the jacket properly one day as it is a lovely pattern!


Sunday, 31 May 2015

Last Me Made May 2015

Thursday 28th May - All Me Made - underwear , Tshirt,  skirt, coat
 

FRiday 29th May - Me May - knitted cardigan, skirt, top (too big), underwear


Saturday 30th May Me Made Dresses for two parties!, me made underwear and cardigans
    



Sunday 31st May - Me made everything
 


REFLECTIONS...

I, Catherine from http://clothesandsewing.blogspot.co.uk sign up as a participant on Me-Made-May 2015. I endeavour to wear a cardigan I have knitted at least once a week for the duration of May 2015, and refashion at least one of my dresses into skirts by the end of May. I already wear Me Made everyday but I don't wear my knitted cardigans enough and I overwear a ratty old shop bought cardigan....

1. I have worn and worn my lovely knitted cardigans, and have nearly completed knitting another one (just have the sleeves and button bands to go). I need more short sleeve /sleeveless tops / dresses to go with the short cardigans OR I need more long sleeve cardigans to go with long sleeve tops/dresses.

2. I have not refashioned ANY of my dresses into skirts, but that is because I also have not finished a dress I am working on which I want to finish before I start the "mend/alter/refashion" pile.

3. I identified several times that I do not have any relax / mooch about at the weekend clothes  - I have already made a pair of PJ bottom style trousers to fill this gap!



Looking at the above list and comparing it to my SWAP for 2015, I was on the right lines at the beginning of the year when I wrote my plan.... I need to start on sewing some long sleeve cardigan to fill that gap in my wardrobe!






SWAP - sewing with a plan.....here's the plan

1. 2 sets of lingerie (one white, one coloured)
              Completed white set May 2015

2. Dress Completed Anna Dress in brown - Feb 2015

3. Dress Completed Traveler Dress  - Feb 2015

4, Knitted cardigan (actually knitting not sewing!) Cast on March 2015
5. Skirt Completed green bustle skirt- Feb 2015
6. Skirt Completed Gabriola skirt -  March 2015

7. Top Completed 3 x M4261 - March 2015

8. Top Completed 3x Kimono T-shirts - March 2015

9. Top So far 6 tops made - March 2015
10. Sewn cardigan / jacket
11. Black tie dress
12. Black tie jacket / bolero etc
13. Activewear
14. Coat



I also think that when I have completed THIS SWAP I will write a new one as it has really kept me on track and ensured I have things that work in the wardrobe.

ideas for next time - to think about again once the current SWAP is finished.

1. lingerie x2 sets
2. sleeveless dress
3. dress
4. skirt
5. skirt
6. trousers / jeans
7 trousers / jeans
8. knitted cardigan
9. top - short sleeve
10. PJ set
11 top - short sleeve
12 top -short sleeve
13 sewn cardigan / jacket
14 outfit to wear to wedding as guest
15 activewear
16. coat

Wednesday, 27 May 2015