Me-Made-May Garment 6
This is the sixth item of clothing I made, and probably the most worn. I’m not sure if it’s clear from the pictures, but it’s grey corduroy. This is the type of skirt I would buy in a store (as you can probably tell from similar skirts I’ve bought in stores). Although if I make a third Kelly skirt, I want to experiment with the shape of the waistband, because both of the ones I’ve made are a little too big.
I made some poor financial decisions this morning in the form of fabric purchases (on fabric.com).
The top one is a knit that is going to be a wrap dress that will require me to also buy a pattern. Basically, I saw this yellow, floral wrap dress on True Bias and decided I needed one.
The seersucker is going to be Simplicity 1803. The navy and ropes is going to be the Colette Ceylon.
Me-Made-May Garment 5
This is the fifth item of clothing I made. I usually wear this striped Renfrew top with jeans and a hoodie to bum around my apartment. The fabric doesn’t behave at all like the t-shirt I used to make a muslin of this pattern, so this shirt is too big in every direction. But I thought I’d try dressing it up for Me-Made with my sparkly J.Crew skirt. I’m not sure it works.
Me-Made-May Garment 5
Laundry has thwarted me from wearing another me-made today :(
Me-Made-May Garment 3
This skirt is the third thing I’ve ever made. I liked it more than I remember liking it, which I think might be a theme of this May. The waistband for the skirt is too high (which you can’t see because of the sweater), but I think that would be really easy to fix.
Me-Made-May Garment 2
This is the second thing I ever made. It’s a dress from the same pattern as my first top. It’s made out of too expensive french terry, because I didn’t know any better at the time. I wore it approximately a zillion times last winter when I first made it, but I don’t think I’ve worn it at all this winter. When I put it on the hem kept flipping up, and I was less impressed with it than I used to be. But then I got several compliments on it throughout the day, so I was probably being too hard on myself.
Bonus: I bought those shoes in London.
Me-Made-May Garment 1
This blue top is the first garment I ever made, in a Make Workshop class before I even owned a sewing machine. I took the class as a test-run to see if I wanted to invest in one.
I know now that people are hesitant to work with knit fabrics and find them more difficult, but at the time I had no idea. I picked the class because it was cheaper and less expensive than the class to make a pencil skirt.
The fabric was included as part of the class, and is what makes this shirt because my sewing is certainly a mess. The fabric is pretty much perfect t-shirt material and I wish I could find and buy it in a million more colors. I have yet to be really successful in purchasing a t-shirt fabric.
The necklace is a bonus me-made. The pendant is a vintage chandelier crystal that I got for $2 at the Brooklyn Flea. The chain, hooks, and clasp I already had from a previous jewelery making attempt.