I’m coming in a bit late on this MMMay wrap up, but that’s ok, right?
My final week of Me-Made May was all about Maxi dresses, which are my favourite thing to sew. More specifically: sleeveless maxi dresses in ITY knit!
22: A maxi mashup from 2017 – a self-lined Jalie tank as the bodice, Closet Case Sallie as the skirt, and the curved hem from the Tuesday Stitches Ultraviolet tee!
23: Oh hey, it’s another hack involving a Closet Case Patterns! This is the bodice of the Amy jumpsuit made into a maxi dress. I was a pattern tester for this pattern and Heather won my heart by letting me test a woven pattern in a knit.
24: My Sewcialists Mini Challenge “spicy” dress! Aka. the boob flower dress, minus one boob flower. I was told I looked like a movie star in this dress, which probably is mostly because I was wearing sunglasses inside, but hey, I’ll take it! FYI, I’ll be hosting another Sewcialists Mini Challenge in July!
27: My 2018 Birthday Dress! Jalie sent me a few free copies of their patterns before we both presented at the Pattern Review Weekend last June, and I made this blouse pattern into a maxi. Love this fabric, and love this dress!
28: Oh hey, it’s another version of that blue Jalie/Sallie dress from above! This fabric comes from Cali Fabrics back in the day, well before I started blogging for them. Love it.
29: It’s another Sewcialists Challenge dress – my Oonapalooza dress from 2014!!!! This is a great example of why I love ITY – it still looks perfect after 5 years, and it still fits 4 inches later.
31: And the final day of Maxi week… not a maxi! I was headed to an Occupational Therapy assessment, and I wanted to ready for anything. This is my favourite outfit from the month, and I couldn’t wait to rewear it!
So, thoughts on Me-Made May?
- I love my wardrobe.
- I have WAY too many clothes. There were still favourite outfits that didn’t get worn. Time to give some more away.
- May is the month I bring out all my bright cheerful summer clothes! We’ve had a really cold spring here, and almost every day someone mentioned how summery I looked. Thank goodness for cardigans, because it was often under 10c when I left the house.
- 18/22 outfits featured a floral or stripe, and only 1 featured a solid garment that wasn’t pants or a sweater. That seems about right to me!
- Let’s talk TNTs! The only patterns I wore that I have only made once are the Zadie Jumpsuit (teal and pink floral), the Montrose dress (pink white and orange stripes), and the Sewaholic Saltspring (Oona maxi). Every single other piece is made with a TNT, and has been sewn at least twice, more likely 5+ times. So if you’ve ever wondered how to sew way to many clothes for yourself, the answer is clearly tried’n’true patterns!
Hope you all had a great month! I’m curious – how much of your wardrobe is made of TNTs?