The dress I wore for #frocktailsauckland was not a new make -alas, the dress I'd planned to make for it hasn't been made (or even cut out!) yet. This was my first version of @burda_style bell sleeve mini dress 03/2016, made a couple years ago. It has raglan sleeves with a shoulder dart to curve over the shoulder.
Done! The most painful pattern-matching I've ever had to do. It's an unbalanced directional plaid that isn't symmetrical vertically or horizontally. I swear it took longer to cut than to sew. Phew, gonna stay away from such plaids in future. I did nail this notched collar, though, (thanks to the awesomely helpful blog by @pattern.scissors.cloth - I'm learning loads from it!) Pattern: @burdastyle Wide Lapel Jacket 11/2015
Fabric: wool from @drapersfabrics
Just finished making the #sundayeverydaysweater from @ensemble.patterns I like the hem! It has lots of length/hem options. Almost too many to choose from! This is the "short" variation (which despite the line drawings is same length in front as "crop" variation but with longer back. The line drawings don't seem to be drawn to the same scale as each other). Burnt-orange merino-nylon from @nzmerinofabrics , bought online, that I hadn't anticipated being a bit shiiiiiiny. But soo soft and fleecy inside. Note: made bust adjustment with some pivot/slide type deal which may have resulted in the sides being super blousy. Next time will just make as drafted. The mysteries of pattern adjusting... I think I'm out of my depth sometimes!
Whoops, finished #mmmay18 with a whimper rather than a bang and didn't document the last 2 days...I was just bundled up in all the warm things. So, what #memademay showed me I need: easy-going wearable things for an unfancy life, pants!! (I have made hardly any pants!), and clothes that actually go together (I seem to have the anti-capsule wardrobe). I need a family tree of clothes.
First make since: #grecotee by @ensemble.patterns . I like very much. Free pattern (with newsletter sign-up), go get it! Note: I added few inches to the bust, and, my fault, the neckline is a bit wider than the pattern intended as I bound it rather than attaching the band, while still cutting the pieces the same. I dig the boxy shape. FYI it's a little long on a short person such as myself, might want to shorten. There will be more of these!
Day 22 of me-mades #mmmay18 . Must be a few years old and worn to near-death, seer-sucker that is losing its suckeriness. Much-used @burda_style raglan sleeved pattern (see: ruffley flowery dress, and there's another dress I made somewhere that is not getting worn because it is winter and because I don't get out much).
Day 19 #mmmay18 (I am falling behind!) Black merino blend sweatshirt again, pattern by @hotpatterns . When me-made-May started, I hadn't anticipated starting to work from home; I go into the office once a week, and as my weekends aren't overly exciting, it is only one day a week I need to get dressed presentably. So...lots of tees and sweatshirt days. Planning more cotton and linen items for the casual life, things that can work for days at home and bike-rides to school.