Here we are at the end of week three of Me-Made-May. I’m excited to show you some more pictures. I was expecting a lot more repeats by this time, but I’ve been digging deep in my closet and storage to try to keep things changed up. It’s encouraging that I’ve made more garments than I thought I had. It also makes me want to sew even more!
Since May started on a Friday, the weeks are running Friday to Thursday (at least as far as my blog posts are concerned). Fridays come with a little extra challenge for anyone who wants to take it on, and week three’s challenge was “Something Old”.
The shirt I’m wearing is “old” in that I made it before I really got traction with sewing and before beginning the blog. It’s also made from a vintage sheet. If you read the last post, you’ll recognize this shot. I found a vintage sheet that almost matched my shirt at Brimfield!
This shirt is made from McCall’s 6848, which is a pajama pattern. You may recognize the fabric from the Mother’s Day skirt in last week’s Me-Made-May post. It’s a sheet that someone gave me. I love the fabric and I wanted to see if this shirt would translate into an everyday shirt. I’d also thought of making it from a knit for exercising and/or day-to-day wear, but I’m not sure. I like it in these pictures, but when I was wearing it, I kept seeing an old pair of scrubs I used to wear as pajamas.
The back yoke is actually the hem of the sheet.
This shirt is made from Ankara fabric and Simplicity 1699. I think, in my imagination, where I actually tweak and fit patterns to be just right, I would add an inch to the bodice of the shirt just above the waistline since this sits about an inch high, but in real life, I still love to get a project done and move on. Maybe someday…
Day 18 turned into a bit of a photo shoot, so even after narrowing down my choices, I have a lot of pictures to show you.
This scarf/wrap is really versatile. I designed it from some of my husband’s old t-shirts in reverse applique a la Alabama Chanin. It was a lot of fun to work on and while I don’t wear it as often as I would like, I think it’s still one of the pieces I’m most proud of.
You’ve seen this one before! The challenge with a repeat garment, especially since I’m taking pictures every day, is to find a new way to style it. I do that in normal life, too, but when I find a good outfit, I also repeat it. I’m trying not repeat whole outfits this month so I can give you something a little more interesting than seven of the same outfits repeated each week. It’s a good creative exercise.
This picture makes me feel like I’m in an Alabama Chanin book. Not sure why they haven’t called me to model yet…
I used to be so good at exercising regularly, but my main motivation to exercise this spring has been because I made a new piece of exercise clothing. I made this shirt and it looked so awesome with the chevron fold over elastic as an edging, but when I wear it, it gapes more than I would like. I think I may go back and fiddle with the neck and armholes to see if I can get a fit I’m happier with.
This shirt is also from McCall’s 6848. You can see my first gym-ready version of it here.
Last, but not least for this week is an Alabama Chanin sleeveless shirt.
I love this shirt, but I think if I make it again, I’ll make it one size larger. I’d love something with a slightly looser fit.
I made this shirt from a knit sheet (the main part) and an old t-shirt (the binding).
I love the Alabama Chanin patterns year-round, but especially for the summer. I have a feeling I’ll be making more in the warmer months.
That wraps up another week of Me-Made-May. Thanks for following along. I’ll report back with more soon!
You rock the knits! I wore my me-made skirt to church on Sunday. Sorry you missed it. I was able to make some of my “fat “T-shirts smaller, so I had a top to wear with it. Yea for sewing/saving money!
Nice! I’m sorry I missed that skirt, too. Hopefully you wear it again so I can see it.
Great makes! I LOVE the peplum top and that Alabama Chanin scarf is amazing! So much detail!
Thanks! They were both new territory for me and very interesting to make.
Very nice knits and reverse appliqué I love the peplum top too so pretty!
Thanks. That fabric was a great find for the peplum. I got pretty swept up in the Alabama Chanin stuff two summers ago. I love the wearability of those styles and all the possibilities.
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