Halfway through Me-Made-May Round-up

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I was only going to post one round-up post at the end of the month, but then I figured that would be too much work at once. I’m also showing you previews of some of the things I’ve made this month so far.

Day One:



I wore my M6503 Star Trek dress.

I saw Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) give a talk at the Toronto Reference Library on her memoir. She is absolutely lovely in person and I wanted to be adopted by her.



Day two:


My Harley Quinn top (unblogged) and my Cake Pavlova skirt in black for Free Comic Book Day. We ended up staying home and watching Dare Devil instead, though, but it definitely wasn’t a waste of a great outfit.

Day three:


Wore a RTW top and jacket with my pink floral dirndl skirt.

Day four:


My nautical M6696 dress.

That night I made three necklaces, too:


Made with polymer clay and nickle-free chain and findings.

Day five:


A RTW peasant top with my new flower necklace and my Cake Pavlova skirt with suspenders.

Day six:


My Burdastyle wrap tunic with a rtw camisole underneath.

I also had my improv show, Holodeck Follies, that night. So, in a very blurry photo, I am wearing my Star Trek costume with a me-made communicator badge.


Day seven:


RTW top and cardigan with my colourblocked skirt.

Day eight:


Gingham Simplicity 1459.

Day nine:


Red JVL Bronte top in red with RTW yoga pants for cleaning the house and sitting around.

Day ten:

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No full body shot, because meh. It was a day in pjs: doing laundry, watching Dare Devil, and drinking Grower’s cider.

In my simplicity pj pants with my Parisian Nights pj top.

It was Mother’s Day and I got a lovely card from my step-chillun



Day eleven:


My floral Moneta dress.

Day twelve:


A new purple M6696 with a RTW cardi. I will blog about it sometime soon, but here is a preview!

I also fixed my Wonder Woman skirt that night:


When I made it, it was slightly tight. I finally got frustrated with not wearing it and added in some inches to the waistband. In two pieces because I had very little material left. Fits perfectly now!

I also made another bow necklace. This time using leftover leather scraps:


Day thirteen:


Happy wearing my Wonder Woman skirt again! Also pictured is a preview of my new floral M7100 and my new pink bow necklace. RTW top.

Day fourteen:


Red Bronte top with my yellow plaid dirndl skirt and my leather bow necklace. TOTALLY ME MADE OUTFIT, EVERYONE!!!

Day 15:


My Jungle January Bluegingerdoll Violet dress.

Day sixteen:


My Simplicity 1459 dress again with white RTW cardi that is falllling appaaaaart and not really white anymore due to laundry mishaps aplenty.

Today we had a Toronto Sewcialist meet-up. Since it is a long weekend, only a few of us were there, but it was really great. I got to chat with two other Andreas (PhysicsGirl and Zoopolis) and Bev, who doesn’t have a blog. They are all wonderful people and it was lovely to chat about fabric and shop in the Fashion District. And, of course, I bought fabric. Only a yard each of two jerseys for two Jenna cardis. One in white (to replace that cardi above) and the other in a light minty blue.

Conclusions at the halfway point are that I am glad to have finished a few things, done some repairs to things so I can wear them again, and finished one dress done as per my goal. I’ve been working away on my wedding dress, too, and am almost done! I wear my M7100 bomber jackets everyday. So glad I made those as they are very useful for this up and down Spring we are having. I need more tops and more cardis and should start to learn how to make blazers, because I love wearing them and definitely can’t get a correctly fitted RTW one. I find I love layers and a me-made piece of jewelry. Although, I wear tons of scarves so my necklaces don’t always get showcased.

I’m really pleased with how this is going. I didn’t find a huge amount of gaps in my wardrobe. I think a couple more tops and cardis will do and then I can focus on blazers.

I do have a dream to make a plaid Clueless-inspired outfit for the fall.

I think after the wedding I will be doing that and maybe trying out making some shorts! I don’t usually wear pants or shorts, but it might be neat to test my fitting skills in that way. I’m not going to jump on the Ginger jeans bandwagon yet (I am outside the size range). I have a couple of jeans/shorts patterns in my stash to try out first and then we’ll see what is next!

It’s been fun documenting this fully for the first time this year. What have you learned so far during your me-made may?





16 thoughts on “Halfway through Me-Made-May Round-up

  1. I”m glad there were at least a few of you at the meetup! I’m sorry I didn’t make it… we’ll try again in the summer! πŸ™‚ I’ve been enjoying seeing your MMM outfits on IG!

    1. It’s too bad you couldn’t make it! Yes, let’s try again once the summer hits. πŸ™‚ I’ve enjoyed your roundups. πŸ™‚

      1. Oh hehe. She’s been seeing previews on instagram for a while. From now on, though, only detail shots will be shown. πŸ˜‰

  2. I am also seriously thinking about making some shorts this summer, even though I don’t think I’ve worn a pair in over a decade. I’d be interested to know what blazer patterns you’re considering. Blazers are high on my aspirational sewing list too. I bought two this winter for job interviews and I love the style of each and want to wear them more often but they just don’t fit that well. I’m hoping to be able to fit more sewing time in once I move, so maybe I can start making some progress towards my jacket goals.

    1. I have two blazer patterns. One is V8333 and the other is Simplicity 2340. The Vogue is princess seams and more fitted and the Simplicity is more loose fitted. I love the idea of either and will probably try both patterns. πŸ™‚

      1. It’s definitely not happening until after the wedding, but I am excited to try them out! πŸ™‚

  3. It was great to see you yesterday. Andreas representing! The Clueless challenge sounds fun, especially if you make a plaid blazer. And that hat.

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