Me Made May – week 1

As mentioned, I only wore me-mades during the week. I did finish another top, and most of yet another, this weekend though, so there’s hope for more yet! 🙂

Review of last week’s Twitter pics:

Prior Friday –  Vogue 8831

This one was pretty straightforward.  Based on reviews from PR (my go-to before I attempt any pattern), I sized down more than usual even, and then used yet another size down on the cowl. If I were to make it again, I’d also raise the neckline maybe half an inch. I made this with a soft very drapy rayon knit from Hancocks, and used French seams throughout. Considering this one successful because no one believed it wasn’t purchased…. 

Monday – Simplicity 1693, view B/F

I liked the longer back of F and the sleeves on B.  

Tuesday – linen pants

I honestly cannot remember what pattern these are from, only that when I finished I was so disappointed in the fit. It was my first pair of pants, and I ended up taking out multiple inches at the waistband – to fit my junk in the trunk, the hip size that was closest to me came with a huge waist. But lessons learned!   

Wednesday – McCall’s 6702

One of my favorites. I bought this pattern while visiting my sister in NC and we both made this shirt over that weekend, so I could teach her a little about sewing clothes. I call it my “same-not-same” shirt. I didn’t get a pic on Wednesday; this one is from the weekend we made them.   

There’s nothing on the neckline binding in the pattern, but it goes pretty low, so I added three working snaps (my sister opted to top stitch the neckline closed – there’s still plenty of room to pull on overhead). I also stitched in the ditch everywhere, so no top stitching, and used this crazy awesome linen with tons of colors. I love the sleeves and it’s one of my most-worn items. Not bad for a pattern I didn’t choose!

 

Thursday – Wearing History 1940s Overalls, jeans view

In spite of/because of the color, I get lots of comments on these! 🙂 I originally made them for dancing when the Jive Aces come into town, but they’ve worked out pretty well, and have great pockets. 

I did curve the high waistband, and took that in quite a bit (same “problem” as before, LOL), but otherwise these are as-written.  

Friday – HotPatterns 1133, “Plain & simple fitted T”

This was my second go-round at this pattern. I layered two very thin, too sheer alone, fabrics for the body and left the sleeves single layer. I did add bust darts as well. 

 

4 thoughts on “Me Made May – week 1

  1. everything looks fantastic! I really like the flowered layered piece!

  2. Amy – you have come a long way baby!!! Good stuff

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