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.

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.

That’s not how you make porridge!

Today’s MMM’12 challenge was to take a photos food/eating/cooking.

This photo shoot reminds me of when I used to teach home science, when I first started working.

The blouse is Vogue 8118 and the lined skirt McCalls 9356 has the front split on the left side. I’ve also made this top in a red print. The skirt has also been used before, but you’ll see this another day.

This morning I had to go into the city so this picture has a small view of the Opera House in the background, near my head. This jacket is a McCalls 8971 and I originally made it ‘butt covering’ length but a 4 years ago I cut it back to hip length.

Blouse #2 – Vogue 8118

When I made the check skirt, I had bought a few pieces of fabric from the Burwood fabric store – when it was closing down. The idea was to have a blouse that went with the skirt.

Today’s weather continues to be grey and cold so I stayed in and completed this blouse. The main differences to previous versions is I’ve attached the tie along most of the neckline. I’ve also ditched the facing and used bias tape to overcome the puckers that used to result with the facing piece.

I still need to work on the pink silk blouse and a beige jacket in my UFO stash.