‘I, Margaret of thecraftycreek.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear one item of handmade clothing or accessory each day for the duration of May 2016′
Me-Made-May is organised by Zoe on So Zo…What Do You Know. The idea is to pledge to wear your handmade clothes (and accessories) as much as possible for the month of May, just as a way of encouraging us to wear more of the clothes we make. I did it last year and it was actually quite useful in identifying where the gaps in my wardrobe were. Hopefully this year it will be a bit easier, especially as spring has finally arrived!
I’ve decided to do a weekly post to let you know how I’m doing, rather than boring you with an outfit shot every day! Monday seemed a good day!
This first outfit was before spring decided to arrive, in fact the weather had reverted to winter with snow and hail!! The cardigan was one of the first knitted fabric items I made and it has been worn to death over the winter, just wish they made it in another colour! The wool skirt was from last year and it’s one of my winter staples.
What else do you wear to a sewing class, but a sewing shirt! I bought this fabric at the last Yorkshire Spoolettes meet in Dewsbury earlier this year. This was my first Archers pattern (from Grainline). The skirt is from last summer, a simple straight skirt pattern in a navy cotton twill.
You can tell the weather has changed!! I was really pleased with this outfit, I made the pansy waistcoat last year after my trip to Goldhawk Road, I liked it but I hardly wore it as I couldn’t find anything to go with it. The teal skirt is my first Fumeterre skirt by Deer & Doe, I love it, but again I struggled to find a top to go with it.Whilst I was packing the two happened to sit together and I thought ‘bingo!’
Another photo in the class room, this is a dark purple knitted skirt and cardigan, from the Butterick pattern I seemed to sew all winter. I lengthened the skirt (it was meant to be above knee) I love the length and the silhouette of this outfit but I didn’t count on the skirt riding up my legs!!! I tried underskirts, no difference, so before I set off for my trip to Denman I undid the side seams about 6″, so I’ve got small slits up each side. It does seem better. The shirt was my second time with an Archers Pattern, love it!
Yesterday it was Leeds Half Marathon, it was a baking hot day, luckily it wasn’t quite so hot in the morning when they were running. I made this top last year and it’s lovely and cool.
Here’s my daughter Helen with her medal, she doesn’t even have the decency to look like she has just run 13 miles, this was taken less than 5 minutes after she finished!…oh to be young again!!!