Me Made May 17

We’re three weeks into #MMMay17, I’ve pledged to wear something I’ve made every day. The problem I’ve had isn’t finding something to wear, it’s finding someone to take a photograph! So some of the photos are from when I made it, but I did wear it, honest!!

This sleeveless top from a couple of years ago works well with my navy straight skirt.

This was the second Gabriola skirt I made, I’m still not sure about the colours in the tie-dye, but I wear it quite a lot as an everyday skirt.

Another tie-dye, this time it’s a lovely soft cotton whichย makes the top really nice to wear. The skirt this time was my navy Fumeterre skirt, I still really like this pattern. I wore my sewing Archer’s shirt to Otley show.

Saturday night we had a dinner with a Great Gatsby / flappers theme, my attempt to make a flappers dress failed miserably (read about it here) so I ended up wearing a beaded dress I’d bought a couple of years ago. In my sewing drawers I found this…

…and the more I look at it, the more I’m convinced it’s the genuine article, as in a 1920’s headdress. It’s beautiful, all beads, sequins and velvet. We have a lady at Embroiderers Guild who is a bit of an expert on costume and textiles, so I’m thinking of taking it to show her. I needed some way of attaching it to my head and I decided Kate Chiconi’s suggestion of a short length of elastic was probably the safest, in that I could see if I was constantly adjusting hair grips, I would damage the ends. I was still concerned about the pressure put on by stitching elastic on, I remembered seeing some black powermesh, left over from when I made a bra. I gently tacked it onto the back and then stitched the elastic to the powerflex. It seemed to work as it was all in one piece when I got home.

Which is more than could be said for my feathers, I hadn’t even reached the venue when I realised they had flown off somewhere! I did have to laugh as a lot of ladies wore black feather boas and the floor looked like a few birds had come to sticky ends as there were feathers everywhere!

To complete the outfit I wore my midnight blue velvet cape. I made this nearly 30 years ago and I still remember the traumas I had trying to stitch a satin lining onto velvet!!! It’s locally known as my Scottish Widows cape after the lady in an advert many years ago.

Just over a week to go at #MMMay17, I’ll try and get a few more photos for next week ๐Ÿ™‚

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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13 Responses to Me Made May 17

  1. claire93 says:

    oh well done! so many lovely clothes you’ve made!
    and you look beautiful in the black evening dress – including the long evening gloves and feathered evening bag ^^

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  2. Maggie_g says:

    Love the dress and headdress. You look so 1920s! The headdress looks interesting, what is the fringe part made from? Are they some kind of sequin?


  3. katechiconi says:

    You look perfect, and that head band is the business! BTW, the fringe on the headband is made of lozenge paillettes. Sequins are cupped and have a central hole, paillettes are flat and the hole or holes are offset to the edge so they can move and catch the light more. More trivia…

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  4. Thimberlina says:

    You’re looking fabulous in your posh frock, and I think looking at that you should have your hair trimmed shorter, it really suits you. Great pics ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Fantastic 20’s look, and the cape is perfect!

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  6. tinaor says:

    Love the headress – and love the idea of Me Made May – I only just read about this a week or so ago. You never know, next year I might join in – no promises as I tend to make little crafty things, but never say never! Well done with the other outfits too.

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  7. nanacathy2 says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. You look amazing in the flapper costume. I think you should wear it regulalry from now on. Be interesting to find out more about the head dress.

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  8. Catherine says:

    I love the idea of wearing something you’ve made everyday – and you are clearly very talented! I love your black beaded dress and cape. I hope you had fun!


  9. kathyreeves says:

    Very 20’s , too bad about the birds on the floor! Guess they just don’t make boas like they used too!๐Ÿ˜‰ Your Me Made May is turning out quite nicely.


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