My key learning this #MMMay14 is when I don’t wear something more than once, it either needs a quick alteration or it should go to charity. My pledge is to wear MMM I’ve only worn once.
The clothing charity tally has increased to 15 garments – and I’m happy with that. They’re all in good condition so I feel relieved to be giving to people who in need.
There’s also been a few well-loved but unused kitchen crockery items that went to the Salvos last week. I think this year’s #MMMay14 has benefited more than just moi.
Thanks again to Zo to getting me to be me-made aware for others too.
Day 18 was another visit to Cabramatta. Beajay and Valerie wrote about how we hosted this fabric/lunch visit to ‘Little Vietnam‘ for Lynnelle of You sew girl.
|Photo taken by Valerie
Urban Presidio, New Look 6149 using Pitt Trading fabric (Charlie Brown remnant), Vogue 8774 black jeans with denim and jeans notions from Minerva Crafts UK.
Day 19 was about being pleased with finishing painting the landing at home. Oh and I’m wearing my fave shirt dress New Look 6214 piping, prints with contrasts and a decent cotton fabric make this a ‘go-to’ work dress so I’ve deviated from my pledge to wear ‘once only’ me mades.
This amazing park location is usually packed with families. And you can see why. There are so many spots to play for kids of all ages.
The skirt is Vogue and the top uses the collar from Kwik Sew. I deviated again because I kept taking out once worn pieces and deciding they needed a new home.
Day 21 features the kiddie slides. There are quite a few of them.
This dress is a linen I picked up in the States a few years ago and I used it to make this Dandelion dress that Mari Miller designed. This is another fav work dress even if linen creases so easily. But it’s now bagging at the shoulders so it will go to charity.
Now I’m not sure what this play area is but it’s definitely striking.
These pants are still not fitting well so I’ll test them again in a different fabric and give this pair to charity. The top is Sew Chic pattern beatrice bodice with a Vogue peplum and it’s going to go to a better home. I enjoy the fit of the top but I know where it needed tweaking so this top has had a very good run.
|Photo taken by Rhonda
Before I put this blouse on in the morning, I tweaked the back darts because it was looking a bit shapeless. This blouse is now a better shape without pulling. The beauty of this fabric is that it’s a good quality stretch woven.
On weekends I wear jean/pants/shorts so it’s nice to wear a new top.
|Photo taken by DH
The morning was cool so I grabbed my trusty Minoru jacket over my new Jaywalk tee (to be blogged), Vogue 1204 green jeans and all of my belongings are in my urban Presidio purse.
Day 25 was a quiet one where I was experimenting with stripes and came up with this dress using a remnant from Tessutis. The basis for this dress is their Alexa tee pattern.
I’ll blog this shortly as I’ve just finished sewing a bunch of stripe knits 🙂
I’ve used Tessutis Alexa tee pattern for this dress style. I’ll show you how shortly…
Another fab day with 25C temps forecast again. This is a wonderful end to autumn.
Back at the park I’m wearing my fav shirt dress New Look 6124. You saw this dress on Day 19 too.