The Sewaholic Cambie Dress was one of my first forays into the world of indie pattern sewing. I made 2 iterations, which have both been donated by now because although they were much loved, they were a little too tight in the armpit area and… who am I kidding… the waist, too! So I’ve been… Continue reading Sewaholic Cambie Skirts
This was my fourth year participating in Me-Made-May and I feel like it gets easier every year. I’m happy to report yet again that I kept my pledge of wearing at least 1 (sometimes 2!) me-made items every day for May. Outside of MMMay, I usually wear me-mades everyday without thinking. That means I’ve been… Continue reading Me-Made-May 2018 Reflections
That’s it! MMMay ’18 is in the books! I decided to combine the last 2 weeks because… well… I felt like it! I was really hoping most of these pictures would be taken in New Orleans because I had a work trip scheduled. Well, silly me didn’t realize I never got confirmation of being in… Continue reading Me-Made-May Weeks 4 and 5
Whooooooah we’re halfway there, whooOOOAH! Livin’ on a prayer! The MMMay game is still going strong. So far I haven’t felt too stressed about what to wear as I usually wear me-made most of the time anyway. Let’s see if I still feel this way toward the end of the month, though! Monday, May 14… Continue reading Me-Made-May Week 3
Week 2 of MMMay has come and gone – let’s see how I did: Monday, May 7 Grainline Linden Sweatshirt, True Bias Hudson Pants Tuesday, May 8 Frankenpatterned Butterick 5781 and Sewaholic Cambie mash-up And BONUS second outfit for date night! True Bias Ogden Cami (unblogged) Wednesday, May 9 Colette Moneta Dress Thursday, May 10… Continue reading Me-Made-May Week 2
There’s a new post on the Cali Fabrics blog about my newest Ginger Jeans! Y’all, these are amaaazing! I thought these were going to be a big flop because of the fabric (I purposefully chose it to see how it would work as “jeans”), but I am pleasantly surprised! I discuss the details over at… Continue reading Ginger Jeans – Now With More Stretch!
And so it begins! Me-Made-May 2018 is underway and I am all in! Here’s how my first week went: Tuesday, May 1 Sewaholic Granville Shirt, Closet Case Ginger Jeans (soon to be blogged), Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan Wednesday, May 2 Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan, Seamwork Mesa Dress, Self-Drafted Leggings (unblogged) Thursday, May 3 Gertie Butterick… Continue reading Me-Made-May Week 1
Soooo remember how I made DD a pair of “ugly” plaid pants? (And by “ugly” I mean AWESOME.) Well, I figured a couple who plaids together stays together, so I made myself some matching plaid pants from the True Bias Lander Pants pattern! Isn’t this $#!t crazy?? To make it even crazier, I didn’t even… Continue reading So “Plaid” to Finally Make the Lander Pants!
Well, friends, it looks like wedding season is back in full swing! I just went to my friend Taryn’s wedding (click here to see her gift!) and there are more on the horizon. That means more dresses! I was hemming and hawing for a while about what kind of dress to make for Taryn’s wedding.… Continue reading Wiggle to Weddings, Work, and Weekends – The Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress
‘I, Rachel of Sew RED-y (sewredy.wordpress.com and sewredy on IG), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’18. I endeavour to wear one me-made or refashioned item for the duration of May 2018. I will also strive to wear at least 2 me-made garments per day if life and weather allow it!’ Ohhhh you guys,… Continue reading Me-Made-May 2018 Pledge