Me-Made-May and Newlook 6588

memademay15logowidget_zpsgymla92bWell today is the last day of May and therefore the last day of the Me-Made-May challenge. It has certainly been quite a challenge to try and wear something I’ve made every day, I haven’t got that many clothes! It gave me the encouragement to wear my purple jacket to WI where it was greatly admired! I did use the get-out clause of ‘accessories’ a few times, there was one day when I found myself gardening in a prizewinning beaded necklace!! I’m also doing a long distance walk at the moment over two long weekends (Grassington to Robinhoods Bay, 100 miles to the seaside!) and I prefer to walk in the proper walking clothes, but in my rucksack I did have my handmade washbag, tissue holder, hand sanitiser holder and purse, so I decided that counted!

Too tempting!Having realised just how few clothes I have, I decided it was time to rectify this, so I started with a top. The fabric is a paisley design from B&M fabrics, I bought it a couple of months back when we had a sewing bloggers meet-up in Leeds. It was one fabric I really wasn’t sure about, it was either gorgeous or awful! It’s made up beautifully! I’m not sure what it’s made of but it drapes really nicely.

Newlook 6558I only had a metre of fabric so I was a bit limited with patterns, I decided to try a new one, Newlook 6558, the sleeveless view just fitted on my length of material. I changed a couple of things with the pattern as having read the instructions the neck and armholes were narrow hemmed, I felt I would get a neater edge with self binding. I cut 1″ strips on the bias and joined them to get the length required. I should have trimmed the edge slightly to allow for the seam allowance, but I decided I didn’t want the shoulders any narrower than what they already were. There’s a side zip which I hand-stitched in as I find it much easier than machine stitching, although I can actually get it on and off quite easily without undoing it! The fabric looked like it would fray, so I French seamed where I could and zig-zagged over the other edges.

I love it! It’s really comfortable, looks good with trousers or a straight skirt, I think next time I will make it an inch longer, but otherwise it’s great, I’ve worn it twice already!

Newlook 6558

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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3 Responses to Me-Made-May and Newlook 6588

  1. lovelucie1 says:

    Such a pretty fabric and a great colour on you.


  2. craftycreeky says:

    Thanks Lucie, I really wasn’t sure about it in the shop!


  3. Pingback: Summer Skirt Burda 8765 | thecraftycreek

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