Me Made May Reflections, plus some other things!

So…. I kind of failed my first Me Made May attempt!  If not at the wearing, definitely at the documenting.  Mostly I just started wearing a bunch of repeats so I stopped taking pictures!  However, I took a couple more before the wheels fell off! (These are all from instagram!)

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This dress is a Staple Dress which I never blogged because I made one previously!  It is made with a gorgeous voile that I got from Sew L.A.  I wore this dress on my birthday!  I guess I’d had in my mind that this was a special occasion kind of dress, and while it is super awesome, it is also really comfortable and is casual.  I really loved wearing it and will try to more often!

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On my birthday I decided to take the day off an treat myself to something nice. So, I made my first visit to The Fabric Store and picked up these beauties!  I seriously wanted to buy every single thing in that store, and spent ~2 months of my sewing budget in there.  The top two are jerseys – the teal is just the most perfect color, and is actually a wool blend.  I think that will become a Moneta (I’ve actually already made one and I love it so much and will post pictures soon)!  The wavy purple will likely be a dress as well – probably a tank dress because it is very lightweight!  The light blue stripes are linen – I am thinking a fit and flare dress that will be perfect on the hot weekends coming up!  And the front is actually silk!  My first silk!  It is just the most beautiful fabric ever.  I think I will make a kimono sleeve blouse with it – super simple since the pattern is a lot.  I am scared but also excited to sew with silk for the first time!

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One thing I got a lot of wear out of during the month was my polka dot lady skater!  This day I wore it with polka dot socks, because you just can’t ever get enough polka dots. It is just so easy to throw on and fun and comfortable.  I think that was the main take away from MMM for me – I just like being comfortable, and for me that means mostly knit dresses and t-shirts!  So before next time I want to have a lot of those made!  And maybe eventually trying my hand at pants/jeans since I will need something to wear with the t-shirts 🙂  I did notice that I only wore a skirt once.  I am not sure if this is because I am just not a skirt person or because I never feel like I have anything to wear with them.  I will have to think about that!

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I also made a convertible dress!  I’ve had this ITY knit sitting around for a long time (I think it’s from Fabric.com?) and I wanted to see how easy it would be to make one up. There’s a bunch of tutorials online but I ended up mostly using this one, which was very clear.  The only think I did differently was attach the tube top part directly to the skirt, and omit the waistband.    I didn’t have quite enough fabric to make the scarves as long as would be best, but overall I think it worked!  I’ll probably never wear it because the wrong side of the fabric shows, but it really was just to see if I could do it in a reasonable amount of time.  Why, you ask?  Well, I am strongly considering making these for my bridesmaids for my wedding in February.  I think they would be fun because they could switch up how they wear them.  It took maybe 3 hours to make from pattern drafting to sewing (I did most of it on my serger), and I think it would be pretty awesome if my bridesmaids could wear something I made!  Either way this would be a fun dress to have around so I might make one for myself in a different fabric eventually!

Lastly, I will be going to the LA Blogger Meet Up on June 14th!  I’m super excited to meet some fellow LA sewists and go fabric shopping with you all!

Ok, that’s it for now!  This summer I am hoping I will be sewing up a storm!

Until next time,

Karin

 

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10 thoughts on “Me Made May Reflections, plus some other things!

  1. I love the fabrics you chose! The striped linen is the bomb. I really like your Staple Dress, too, great print.

    I was at a wedding last year where the bridesmaids wore convertible dresses. They all looked good in it, in various styles (although there was a bit of nipple action going on, as they went braless! Something to bear in mind, depending on the fabric!).

    • Thank you! I am pretty excited about them!

      Thanks for the info! One of the reasons I added the tube top part was so they would at least be able to wear a strapless bra! Most, if not all, of my bridesmaids are a little too busty to go without 🙂

  2. Hi! I don’t have your e-mail, but wanted to send you what I e-mailed to everyone who is going to the meet up this weekend 🙂

    Hi!

    I just wanted to touch base with everyone regarding this weekend. Unfortunately, Mood will be closed. It’s a bummer, but I guess that means that we will just have to plan another meet up in the future, right? 😉

    All right, regarding food, when I talked to the owner of Cafe Midi he wanted to know if we would be eating lunch and I told him that we would. Sorry if this is a weird thing to say, but I wanted to encourage people to order food while we are there, considering we will be taking up a lot of tables and he originally wasn’t going to let such a large group (38!) make reservations for the time slot we wanted.

    I also wanted to send out this e-mail in case anyone wanted to touch base with others in their area and carpool. There are meters on the street, but there isn’t a parking lot and it may be hard to find a spot. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up and the opportunity to communicate.

    Can’t wait for the weekend!
    xo Erin

  3. It was great to meet you! As a fellow polka-dot and stripe lover, I’m excited to see what other makes you’ve got in store! (and you’ve got to get downtown to the Michael Levine Loft, there are so many stripe fabrics there right now!)

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