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
I feel like my sewing has slowed down, but my creating definitely hasn’t! I recently became a fan of hand embroidery and find it’s my solace after a long day of work or when I want my hands to be busy but my body wants to be lazy. I like being able to make things… Continue reading An Embroidery ‘Til Death Do Us Part
UrbanDictionary.com defines the term “Frankenpattern” as: frankenpattern To pattern using multiple styles and mis-matched pattern pieces. The end result is a combination of the garments that leaves the patternmaker horrified as to how it was put together, but usually no one else knows that from the end result. (phew!) Also see – Nashion. They asked me to Frankenpattern a… Continue reading Frankenpatterned Bruyerevilles… or Would it be Granyeres?
My friend’s daughter is celebrating her first birthday this week and I wanted to make something special for the occasion. I didn’t want to get into baby clothes as I’m sure she has plenty and I have no idea how to size a baby. Instead, I turned to my second crafting obsession – hand embroidery.… Continue reading Baby’s First Embroidery