MMM final post

Today’s a glorious autumn day for the last day of Me-Made May 2013 (red theme).

These poles located outside the main stadium have all the names of the volunteers who made the 2000 Sydney Olympics possible. I’m standing near my name listing.

My three me-mades are:
Silk blouse: Vogue 8118
Skirt: McCalls 8972 This link takes you to the red slub version.
Jacket: Simplicity 4698 also worn on Day 22.
Here is my set of MMM13 and the photography goes from mediocre to not that bad.

So that’s it for this year’s Me-Made May collection. Over 400 people participated this time so keeping up with everyone was the toughest part. Zo has run this again and done so well. The Friday themes organised by Claudine have been fun.

Meeting everyone in person especially the Perth meetup with CarolynS, Penny and Jenny as well as everyone online has been the best part of this challenge.

MMM13 week 2 and a Perth meet up

The week that just flew by had me flying east to west between offices. That rarely happens.

Day 7:
Me-made shirt Butterick 4985, Me-made cardi McCalls 5978 and Me-made skirt McCalls 8972
Day 8 totally excited:
Me-made dress (can’t find this post) and Me-made sandwich bolero
Day 9:
Me-made dress Butterick 5638 and Me-made jacket

And I got to meet up with Penny Hooper, Jenny (JenleeC) and CarolynS. We had a lot to talk about and only in one night. We still look as fresh as a daisy eventhough we were last to leave the resturant.
You’re all very special ladies and talented sewers! You made me feel more at home while working away from home and with such short notice for our meet up too.
Day 8 BTW: Me-made top and Me-made jeans.

Day 10 tired and heading back home:
Me-Made Jalie 2908 jeans, Me-made floral knit top, Me-made brown jacket.
Day 11:
Me-Made NewLook 6977 top, Me Made Jalie 2908 jeans.
Day 12:
Happy Mothers Day in my sewing room
Me-made pleather jacket McCalls 6292, Me-Made rust bling peplum Vogue 8815, Me-Made Jalie jeans.

MMM12 final day

Hi all. This is my last Made-me-May 2012 post!!!! You’ll find 184 of us with our daily Made-me collections.

Thank you to Zo in German, Greek and English, for organising this challenge.
Claudine was the Friday photo challenge facilitator and Gillian came up with the last day ‘thank you’ pic idea.
Sharon’s been very motivating, as she always is. Meeting Michelle and Janelle in person was wonderful. Gabrielle is another local that I’ve met virtually and hopefully will meet one day.

Top: Kwik Sew 2694 View A
Skirt: McCalls 8972.

Seeing others across the globe, with their made-me outfits has been like taking a virtual sewing holiday. There are definitely more places I want to visit – countries I haven’t been to yet and places I’ve already been to.

Following sewers on this challenge and seeing their styles and skills has been the highlight. Seeing their point of view on a similar day/item is what I’ll remember and go back to when I need a ‘new’ perspective on a tried and true pattern or idea. I’m definitely going to follow a lot more people now.

Today’s also the last day of managing the Natural Fibres Contest on PR. At the moment there are 59 participants and 45 entries so that’s a good outcome.

Sandwich bolero

MMM12 Day 21: This simple bolero style takes less than an hour to cut and make up. In the office it gets cold in the afternoons so I need something to keep the cold off my shoulders.

The fabric was a remnant from Adelaide in January and I didn’t want to waste it so it’s now another layer for the colder months ahead.The sandwich reference is because you fold the fabric into quarters and then cut the arm shape. Sewing steps are to then sew up the sleeve seams, then finish off the neckline and sleeve hem, if it’s necessary.

Topper: Sew Stylish bolero Spring 2007 I’ve since made the sleeves skinnier but kept the sleeve length.
Top: Kwik sew 2694 View A. Here’s a black version and a bunch of other versions.
Skirt: McCalls 8972. Here’s another red slub version or a denim version.


MMM12 Day 22:

Jacket: Lincraft jacket. Lincraft (1082) zipper jacket made from a double knit and fully interfaced with textureweft to keep it’s shape. Previously seen on Day 14.
Skirt: Butterick 3597.  I’ve now taken out 5cm from the centre back seam so it’s more straight skirt than a-line skirt.
MMM12 Day 23:
Jacket: You saw this jacket on Day 4.
Blouse: Vogue 8118 in silk.
Skirt: Vogue 8426 kick pleat skirt. I’ve taken 5cm out of the side seam but I now need to adjust the centre back hem.
June project list:
Computer bag McCalls 6410
Gloves Butterick 5695
Jacket for Mum Kwik Sew 3716
Update the fit of 2 jackets
1912 ladies spring mantle
I’ve already started on the glove toile so I’ll keep you updated on how these turn out.