Me-Made-May 2018

Here it is again for another year! Although I participated last year for the first time, I had to suddenly ‘drop out’ after the first week for family reasons. Technically this will be my first proper year doing this, but my limited experience last year has definitely shaped my pledge for this year.

Whilst the idea of this great challenge, run by Zoe from So Zo What Do You Know, is to enhance and develop your relationship with your handmade wardrobe. For me, I allowed the social media element of the ‘daily photo’ to completely stress me out! As Zoe, the author of this amazing challenge explains, this is NOT a photo challenge, nor a reason to made loads of new clothes and it is definitely not a competition! Quite right too and I more than anyone needs to remember that!

As a result I have decided not to post my outfit’s daily on my instagram feed. I may add some here and there on my instagram stories but that will really be if the mood takes. Instead I want to focus on the purpose of the challenge and think about what I personally need by taking part. Without further ado, here is my pledge: Continue reading “Me-Made-May 2018”

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What’s all the fuss about these Ogden’s?

I don’t know about you but the amount of sewers that I’ve seen make the True Bias Ogden Cami is astonishing! I have loved and admired each and every one and thought ‘I must make one of those to see what all the fuss is about’! So I did, finally!

My summer vibe helped me wiz up not one but FOUR of these cami’s! All made from my stash of 1m leftover fabrics. The floral one was slightly more hence why I made it in to a dress/tunic. This pattern is great for stash busting.

Continue reading “What’s all the fuss about these Ogden’s?”

MMMay17 – Week 1 Roundup

Well #mmmay17 has certainly kicked off with a bang this week for all taking part! As this is my first time, I was keen to ensure I kept to my pledge and also to follow up each week with a ’roundup’ to evaluate what I’ve achieved or learnt from the process.  Here is my first weeks instalment.

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that not only did I wear ‘me made’ clothes for my pledged three days of the first week, but also managed to post a bonus day:

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Me-Made-May 17

No surprise for those of you who know me or read my blog, I am just in time to join the Me-Made-May 17 (#MMMay17).  Fashionably late again! Yay!!!

This is the first year I have joined this challenge (and the first time I have heard of it too, thanks to the wonderful sewing community on Instagram).  This challenge is in it’s eighth year and hosted by Zoe from ‘So Zo…What do you know? , in case you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing about this before either. Continue reading “Me-Made-May 17”

Stash Busting – Essentials Part 3

I suppose my blog posts are currently like buses – you don’t see one for a while then three come in a week!  Ha ha!  Oh well, consistency hasn’t been my strong suit recently, but I’m feeling more in the sewing zone these past couple of weeks – even with the children being off school for their Easter break.  Whilst I’ve loved having them home with me and will definitely miss them when they go back to school, I’m looking forward to more guilt free time in ‘bedroom 5’ – aka my sewing room.

Now to my third instalment of essential garments to help use up a metre or so of fabric left over in your stash – I bring you the Ariane Bodysuit by Seamwork. Continue reading “Stash Busting – Essentials Part 3”

Stash Busting – Essentials Part 1

At last spring is here for good it seems! Last week was the first week of the Easter holidays for my children and I’m pleased to say the weather has been gorgeous.  We have spent the week mostly on family days out, which has been so lovely as it seems such a long time since we’ve done that.  I think Christmas was the last time.  Now that the weather is more favourable and the early evenings lighter, we will do more together as it helps us to connect and feel more grounded in our busy lives.

In a bid to gain more vitamin D, we are tackling our overgrown garden this weekend as it’s going to be very warm indeed.  Hoping to get it ship shape for the coming spring/summer months so we can enjoy our outdoor space together too.  However, before I don my garden gloves and attire, I thought it was about time I did a blog post – sorry for the delay!

Although last week was fairly busy with family outings, I did manage to squeeze in a couple of sewing afternoons and finished three of my stash busting essential Rumi Tanks! Continue reading “Stash Busting – Essentials Part 1”

Partying hard at the #monetaparty! 

Currently sitting in a hospital room with my poorly eldest daughter, in limbo, awaiting the hospitals next move, I thought I would do an impromptu blog post whilst all is calm and A is resting.  It’s strange how we find ourselves in unusual situations, doing unexpected things isn’t it?

Me with my gorgeous baby girl, happier than she is now, bless her x

Obviously my mind is focused on A, but whilst she rests and to distract me from my worry, I’ve caught up on my blog post reading (limited however, as some blogs I access via Instagram and the hospital wifi seems to not like this particular social media platform!!)
One blog I read was from my newly found sewing friend Emma, from Emmaandhermachine.  I do enjoy her posts as they are lighthearted but also very insightful in to her very new sewing journey.  I am amazed at the amount of sewing she has done and her many amazing outfit achievements.  It’s truely inspiring and she definitely inspires me.   Continue reading “Partying hard at the #monetaparty! “