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.
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.
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.
Wore a RTW top and jacket with my pink floral dirndl skirt.
That night I made three necklaces, too:
Made with polymer clay and nickle-free chain and findings.
A RTW peasant top with my new flower necklace and my Cake Pavlova skirt with suspenders.
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.
RTW top and cardigan with my colourblocked skirt.
Red JVL Bronte top in red with RTW yoga pants for cleaning the house and sitting around.
No full body shot, because meh. It was a day in pjs: doing laundry, watching Dare Devil, and drinking Grower’s cider.
It was Mother’s Day and I got a lovely card from my step-chillun
My floral Moneta dress.
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:
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?