May is here - and I am excited to be taking part in 'Me Made' for this month. My pledge is I endeavour to wear a self-made garment every day for the month of May. These garments will be either sewn or knitted by me.'
Today I was out of the office and was able to take advantage of one of my colleagues who took these pictures for me - thanks Jim!
There will be some garments that I haven't mentioned before as well as some already blogged about - and to start today, I am wearing 3 MM garments:
1. Red ponte cardigan - McCalls 4466
2. Black slinky top - Kwik Sew 3752
3. Black crepe gored skirt - Simplicity 4221
The cardigan is based upon McCalls 4466, adjusted from a fitting class that I attended, and it makes a great semi-casual top. I think that I need to play around with the bust darts so that they stop short of the 'apex', but it works for now! The fabric is a fabulous rayon ponte from Fabricland that I have purchased in a number of colors . . . . so expect to see some more in the near future!
The top has a hipband and is another comfy garment to wear. It is easy to make out of jersey/sweater fabrics and features a lot in my cool temperature wardrobe -we are still waiting for spring here in the Great White North - looks like we moght be in luck later this week!!
This skirt is from a pattern that is well used - most of my summer skirts from last year used this pattern, it is a simple 4-gore pull on that is lined. The fabric is a crepe that hangs beautifully and appears to be 'crease proof'. Can't argue with that! All in all I am pleased with this outfit, it works well for my workplace and is very comfortable to wear!
I also will be keeping a check of the number of MM garments that I wear - it will be interesting to see how many repeats there are . . . .
For tomorrow I have a completely new garment . . . here is a 'teaser' picture or 2) - complete with obligatory dog hairs!
So how about you - how are you doing? Are you wearing MM clothing today?