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Me Made May Week 4

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I spent most of week 4 up in Sheffield enjoying a (sort-of) week off, hence the new background wall!

Yes, it’s yet again more of the same, but nice to know that I can even put together a good travelling wardrobe for a week away of varied activities from my samples.

Here’s what I’m wearing from left to right:

TOP ROW:

  1. stripey ponte roma Fulwood dress in a one piece version without the waist seam (sooooooo super comfy, especially for the long drive to Sheffield)
  2. sleeved shift dress from Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking in denim with contrast denim patch pocket and the zip jacket also from the book in lovely bouclé wool
  3. sample of the new t-shirt pattern in development, this time as a stripey dress in viscose jersey and my own pattern leggings (used in my Make Your Own Leggings classes and available to use in weekly classes at MIY Workshop).

MIDDLE ROW:

  1. a-line version of the Tapton skirt in that elusive of fabrics – a denim effect jersey, nice and comfy for the long drive back to Brighton from Sheffield
  2. a stripey Walkley vest in viscose jersey with RTW jeans (Cos)
  3. sleeveless Wisewood dress in denim effect jersey worn for a night out

BOTTOM ROW:

  1. the same Wisewood dress worn for another night out!
  2. that stripey ponte roma one-piece Fulwood dress again
  3. cosy pyjama trousers in Art Gallery fabrics super soft cotton jersey (the pattern is used in my Make Pyjama Trousers classes and is available to use in weekly classes at MIY Workshop).

What I learned this week:

  • I need to make more one piece Fulwood dresses; so comfortable, so versatile. I have some gorgeous quality ponte roma languishing in MIY Workshop so maybe I’ll chop into that.
  • I’m such a neat freak that I like the consistency of a similar backdrop.
  • I do like the brick wall of my mum and dad’s house for photos; the colour, the texture, the lines……
  • Trying to get my dad to hold a camera straight tested my patience to its absolute limits….sorry dad!!

Me Made May Week 2

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I had a much better week of documenting my daily wearing of Me Mades this week and am mostly managing to stick to my pledge (hooray, pat on the back for me) and I’m really enjoying it!

My realisation after week 1 that I didn’t wear much colour or many prints hasn’t really altered, that’s obviously just what I like to wear. I obviously subconsciously made an effort though and broke up the grey, black and blue with some stripes! Got to love a good stripe even when they need matching at seams…..

So, here’s what I’m sporting in those pictures from left to right:

TOP ROW

  1. Gloriously comfy cuffed version of the trousers from Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking in heavy drapey viscose jersey and t-shirt version of a new pattern coming later this year (see a dress version of it in week 1).
  2. A colour blocked wearable toile in denim effect jersey and grey marl jersey of another new pattern that’s currently in development that will have a lot of versions. The more I work on this pattern, the more ways I come up with to make it. As a designer I love to really fully explore the potential of one pattern rather than constantly churning out new styles. I think this is heavily influenced by my experiences of working in the two extremes of the fashion industry, I wrote a bit about that here.
  3. A good old striped Walkley vest – a versatile wardrobe basic, teamed with an a-line version of the Tapton skirt in a heavy denim effect jersey. This skirt is so comfy and just so flattering, I can’t believe I don’t wear it more. It was nice to give my legs an airing that day too.

BOTTOM ROW

  1. A half fail this day – I only managed a me-made long sleeved top and vintage Levi’s dungarees as I spent most of the day climbing around in the MIY Workshop window installing a new exhibition of thread art by Brighton artist Michelle Abbott.
  2. My beloved and well-worn refashioned shirt dress that I made for last year’s The Refashioners and me-made leggings.
  3. A hacked version of the Fulwood dress with lengthened sleeves and the CF and CB pleats moved to the side seams in double stripe viscose jersey, super comfy. And those leggings again.
  4. Finally, that striped Walkey vest again, this time teamed with those super comfy trousers again from Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking. Oh and me-made head/alice band.

I was trying to be a bit more adventurous with my hair too last week and have started making some alice bands and pushed the boat out with a plait. I keep toying with the idea of a fringe, it happens occasionally. I find that if I don’t act on it the idea eventually goes away again! I’ve had one before and I do like them, but I’m just too hair-lazy to keep up with the maintenance they demand.

Anyway, enough about hair, here’s to week 3!

Tapton Skirt: Reviewd by Scruffy Badger Time

Winnie who blogs at Scruffy Badger Time made this very graceful asymmetric version of the Tapton Skirt just before Christmas:

Tapton skirt by scruffybadgerPhoto © Scruffy Badger Time

Here’s her review of the pattern. Sounds like it was a winner!

There are 2 variations of the Tapton skirt included in the pattern; this asymmetric one that Winnie chose and a simple a-line version. Both have only 4 seams to sew…..! A quick start to your 2016 sewing?!

The print pattern is available here, a PDF pattern will be available soon.