Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Me Made May 2014: 1 week peek

Sooooo I guess other folks who were doing weekly recaps did it like by calendar week. Ah well. I'm a rebel.

Also, I know that some (ok, LOTS) of people glaze over during the month because of Me Made May. Hence my decision to participate daily on IG and only post what will be 4 updates here on the blog (7/7/7/10 days). Bear with me! :)

I am secretly enjoying Instagram! I have avoided it as I didn't 'get it'. I still am unlikely to use it for regular, every day photo uploads but I love it for sewing. I have found many new sewing 'friends' to follow and ooh and ahh over what they make - Score!!



Day 1: McCall's 6844 cardigan
Day 2: McCall's 5890 [ I was so excited for my work conference on Friday because I could wear  a dress!!! :) ]
Day 3: Simplicity 2061 pants
Day 4: Burda 02/2014 - #135 top and #109 skirt
Day 5: Sew Simple 1523 top and Burda 10/2012 #113 jacket (Although I wear the jacket daily)
Day 6: Plantain tee
Day 7: Simplicity 1916 top

This week I wore 3 items that I had not yet worn!! And I had NO repeats! Yay!!

In other sewing news...

And I made another McCall's 6844 cardigan. Really I can't write anything else about it that I didn't write the other FOUR times I made this pattern :)

WAIT! I can!!! On the very first one, the black one, I followed the directions exactly and interfaced the band. Then the next 3 I did not interface the band/collar. But I've come to realize I like the weight/stiffness(?) that the band has when interfaced so I interfaced this one.

This is made from the same knit as the plantain tee above. I wear the others at work over sleeveless tops/shells and the ponte is getting kind of warm at times (if you overheat like I do). 

BUT anyone that works in an office knows that in the summer months you need something lest you turn into an air conditioned ice cube...so this lightweight knit version should be perfect as the mercury continues to rise.

Lily is lopsided and I can't seem to fix her :-/

Oooh. This month I am also managing the vintage pattern contest on Pattern Review. It is an interesting process to say the least :-)

PANTS contest coming up mid May! Woot! Even though I can't win, I am making red pants. Cause everyone needs red pants!

33 comments:

  1. love how you're posting your Me Made Post's by the week, makes me wantta buy patterns & they are on sale this week lol! the white cardigan is beautiful, you're rigth, no mater how hot it is outside the inside will be freezing in most places
    Helen

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    1. Thank you!!

      Yesssss. Offices are freezing in summer!

      I'm going Simplicity pattern shopping TODAY!

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  2. Your MMMay wardrobe is looking very polished! I wish I had some of those staples in my own closet!

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  3. The cardigan looks beautiful; I need 10 of those in different colors. As much and as fast as you sew, I'm not surprised you had no repeats. You've definitely built yourself a wonderful wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks! I was aiming for no repeats on weekends but was happy to see I made it the week without any :)

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  4. Ooh, so you're managing the pants contest? I need pants and was thinking about participating in that one.

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    1. My response disappeared :-O

      I'm managing the vintage contest this month.

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  5. Great sews and outfits. Can't wait see whats next.

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  6. You put together some great outfits!! I like the one with the illusion jacket. It just looks amazing! Also, the Simplicity 1916 top is so pretty! I am with you with regard to sewing bright colored pants. I think I want an orange pair.

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    1. Thank you!! I love that jacket!

      Ooooh. Orange!!!!!

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  7. My dressform is lopesided too. What's up with that??? You had a great first MMM week.

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  8. I have enjoyed your MMM posts on Instagram. This cardigan it so pretty. Where did you get the fabric?

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    1. Thanks Lisa! This was a crazy awesome score at Hancock for like $.89/yd. I bought like the 8 yards left on the bolt.

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  9. Great outfits! They all look so professional :) I really like the simplicity 1916 blouse too :)

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  10. So nice to see you wearing our patterns and looking so fabulous in them! Hope to see more of them on you during MMMay14.

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    1. Thanks!! I'm sure they'll be more! :)

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  11. Nice outfits. I must have that coat, though.

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    1. Thanks L! DD is harassing me for one :)

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  12. All of your outfits are great!

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  13. Great to see how you are wearing all these lovely clothes you have been sewing.

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    1. It's sewcraftychemist the link(?) Instagram button is at the very top of the blog on the right!

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  15. Looking forward to the rest of the month.

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  16. Yay! I just found you on IG, looking forward to seeing all the sewing as it happens haha. I'm totally with you on the cold office thing, and who can't use another M6844? Such a great pattern! Co-incidentally I'm also making red pants, but not sure about my fabric right now. Hope yours are turning out well!

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  17. I love this montage Nakisha - I'm not bored by seeing what my blog friends wear during MMM14. Good luck with your position with pattern review.

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  18. I found you on IG! Also, until this post, I didn't realize MMM is about wearing your exisiting me-mades; I thought you had to make something new every day! Whoops :p

    Also: red pants are absolutely essential. :)

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