#memademay2019

Me made May has been running for 10 years and I think that this year it is bigger than ever, I have taken part several times and each time I have had a bit of a theme running through my posts, you can see my previous posts on this blog. Here are my posts for 2019 so far!

I pretty much wear me- made all the time so I didn’t set myself a challenge, however I have found that with my changing body shape due to being 50+ and going through the menopause, I am struggling to get into a lot of my clothes! So I have been unpicking a pile of skirts and re-modelling them into new skirts that fit me. Keep watching my posts to see the results!If you want to find out more about Me made May and the sewing pledge take a look at https://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com/ for more details and inspiration.

Me made May catch up

It’s almost May and another Me-Made-May is fast approaching so I thought I would re-post my first ever Me-Made-May! I always have so much fun doing it and can’t wait for this May so that I can do it all again, any suggestions for my theme this year? Last year it was Where am I, there wasn’t much of a theme to the first one, it just evolved!

Me-Made-May 2014

MeMadeMay 2014 day 18Although it says day 19 on this image it was in fact only day 18, I got a bit confused! Being on a pirate ship probably didn’t help! I am wearing a Colette Ceylon Dress that I made a few years ago, #mmm2014 has really encouraged me to wear a lot of outfits that have been sitting in the back of my wardrobe!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 19So this is actually day 19 and I look as if I am having a great time on the waltzers but actually fair ground rides absolutely terrify me! I am wearing a Simple Sew A-line skirt which is exactly that – a very simple sew and the pattern for £7.50 is also a very good price, the fabric is from the Moda Honky Tonk range which I love! My Blouse is the Sewaholic Belcarra that I have mentioned in previous posts.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 20Party on! My gorgeous Mortmain dress that I am loving at the moment, I make dresses all the time and then hardly wear them so it’s great to get the opportunity to show them off at the moment and I must continue to wear them when #mmm2014 finishes!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 21On day 21 I did actually go and see Joe Brown in concert, he was GREAT and those of you who know me will realise that I am actually playing that ukulele (although not actually with Joe!) as it is something I like to do when I am not sewing! This By Hand London Anna dress has got to be my favourite make of the month, I love it!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 22This has got to be one of my favorite photo’s of the month, I didn’ know what animal it was going to be Mr LLM just said today you are going to the zoo! The dress is a self drafted jersy knit using some of the funky jersey fabric we have in stock at the moment and the leggings are Cake Espresso’s.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 23I am really enjoying sewing with knit fabrics at the moment, I treated myself to a copy of the new Colette book ‘Sewing with knits’ and it has given me the confidence to try lots of knit patterns, including this Colette Moneta dress, if you have got a serger you can make this really quickly! More lush jersey fabric!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 24It was a gorgeous day today so I am wearing shorts, these are just a pair of cut-off jeans but I really want to make some Thurlow shorts for the summer, and the top is my stripey Sewaholic Renfrew, another quick and easy jersey make.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 25pgWe went away for the week end so I appear to be camping in a tiny tent here, but actually we stayed in a caravan, it was pretty cold in the evenings though so I was really gratefull for my Sewaholic Tofino trousers and hand knitted Rowan wool bobble hat and jumper!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 26I feel like Alice in Wonderland in this shot! Rocking my A-Line skirt as mentioned earlier and yet another jersey top, this time a Cake Cabrita.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 27On day 27 I was serving pints for Manet, enormous pints! I love this gingham Belcarra blouse!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 28Somehow I ended up in the fridge today! Its a good job that I have got a hand knitted hat on to keep my head warm! I am also wearing my Black Sewaholic Thurlow trousers and a Colette Jasmine blouse, this is one of the blouse’s that is available to buy as a kit from the website.

Well thats me all up to date, only a few more days to go, it’s been great fun!

MeMadeMay

 

 

 

Me made May 2015 part 3

just a quick catch up on my #memademay2015 outfits!

  
On day 11 I had a coffee with Demis Roussos wearing one of my favourite By Hand London Anna dresses in some gorgeous Riley Blake Vintage Happy fabric.

  
Being serenaded in the street by Neil Sedaka in a red Jersey Cake Cabarita top and an Amy Butler Barcelona A-line skirt in Moda Honky-Tonk fabric.

 
With the absolutely gorgeous Starsky!! Love that cardi! Wearing my Gather Mortmain dress in Moda Simply Style fabric.

  
This is an actual selfie with Neville Staples who plays with The Specials, I love a bit of Ska! You can just about see that I am wearing my black Anna dress, a staple wardrobe item for me!

 
I also love a bit of Punk, here I am supporting the sex pistols on my ukulele! Wearing my Sewaholic Thurlow trousers and Sewaholic Granville shirt in Moda Regent Street Lawn luscious fabric.

  
It was a beautiful day today so I wore my new drape top, the pattern for this is in The Sewing Bee book, I am also wearing my Denim skirt a must have wardrobe item! Catching some rays on Bognor beach with The Hoff!

 
Lassie came home! Wearing my denim skirt again with a Sewaholic Renfrew top in stripey Jersey.


Another real life famous person! It’s Stuart Hiliard of British Sewing Bee fame! Embarrassingly I am wearing my denim skirt for the third day in a row! It is just so easy to wear! My top is a Grainline Scout Tee in Moda Regent Street lawn. The pattern for my denim skirt is from the Sew Serendipity book, however the Grainline Studio Moll skirt patterns have just arrived and I know I am going to make a denim version ASAP. 

  
I seem to have a thing about TV cops, here I am with Ponch from CHiPs does anyone else remember him? Wearing a teapot skirt, with another Sewaholic Renfrew top.

 
Loving Marvin’s shiny suit! Another Amy Butler Barcelonia skirt and another Sewaholic Renfrew top, these are 2 of my favourite go to patterns! Skirt fabric is from the Field study range by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit fabrics. 

 

Me made May, my week.

What a hectic week I have had, I love Me made May, it’s such a thrilling & exciting month!

To kick it all off I met up with Bruce Lee for a G&T wearing a panel skirt from the Sew Serendipity book made up in Gutermann French Cottage fabric and Sewaholic Renfrew top in Purple Jersey.

  

Well that was Monday, so on Tuesday I met up with my mates from The Clash and we really rocked the Kasbah! I was wearing another Sew Serendipity skirt, this time in Denim with another Sewaholic Renfrew in stripey Jersey.

  

This skirt has Surfing Kitty secret pockets!

  
On Wednesday I had a Jammin’ session with Jimi!

  
Wearing my Sewaholic Davies dress in Rose Garden Jersey.

I was really getting into the groove so I met up with Tammy for a bit of country style dressing!

 
This was a Colette pattern kind of day in my Gingham Jasmine blouse and Denim Beignet skirt (look at those anchor buttons!) 

By Friday I wanted nothing better than to chill out with Mr Gatsby AKA Robert Redford!

  
Wearing my Grainline Scout Tee in some gorgeous Regent Street Lawn and a Colette Moneta skirt in Grey Jersey.

By Saturday I was ready for another game of Ping pong, this time with my mate Bob, I don’t think I am helping his game much! 

  
It’s about time I wore an Anna! It is my favourite dress pattern, this one is made using some of the gorgeous Hemmingway fabric. So sad to hear that By Hand London are no longer going to be making paper patterns, I had better make several copies of this one!

Today I am wearing another Anna as I teach Bjorn how to play the crowd at the end of his tennis matches.

  
And it wouldn’t be Me made May if I didn’t show you my knickers!

  
you will just have to believe me when I say that I am wearing Me Made knickers every day because I am not about to start taking photos of me in them!

I hope you are all enjoying Me made May as much as I am xxx

me made may 2015

I was away at the weekend so I have a bit of catching up to do, so here goes;

  
Playing ping pong with Obama, wearing a Grainline Scout Tee in Moda Regent Street Lawn with a denim 6 panel skirt from the Sew Serendipity book.

  
Hanging with Paul Newman in my Sewaholic Oakridge blouse in Moda Regent Lawn, I love this fabric its soft and drapey and hangs beautifully, with a Tilly & the Buttons Miette skirt in Chambray Lawn.

  
Completely star struck by Clint Eastwood! What a hunk! Wearing one of my favourite tops, a Gingham Sewaholic Belcarra blouse with a Colette Beignet skirt in denim, what do you think of the Anchor buttons on my skirt? 

Keep reading to see who else I am going to bump into during #mmmay2015 and what outfits I will be wearing.

The last of #mmmay2014

Well it has been much fun! I can’t wait to do it all again next year! Any way here is the last few pictures from my Me made May exploits 2014.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 29jpgThis is a self drafted shift dress, the fabric is Michael Miller Scandi Leaves in Forest, its got gorgeous colours in it, and I have used some Deep Purple satin bias binding to finish the neck and arm holes. Thoses dummies are looking at my dress with envy!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 30Yesterday I took a trip back in time to the Wild, Wild West. Smokin’ !!

I am wearing another one of my Amy Butler Barcelona skirts, the fabric is The Birds & the Bees, Tree of life in Pool, its from the Freespirit range designed by Tula Pink. My top is another Sewaholic Renfrew in gorgeous Teal jersey cotton. Such a shame it is in black & white and you can’t see the gorgeous colours!

Me made May 2014 day 30 colourWell look at that! As if by magic you can see my outfit in the glory of colour!

Well today is the last day and we have had such fun doing all these photos! It has been quite hard thinking up a new theme every day so I am glad its not my full time career, and how do those glamour models keep smiling??

Me made May 2014 Day 31I decided to wear my favorite dress today and I am thinking I should definately make another one! Its the By Hand London Anna Dress and the gorgeous fabric is from Riley Blakes vintage Happy Range. Let me know which photo is your favorite, I love the Polar bear one and also I quite like the idea of sitting in the fridge!

MeMadeMay

 

Me made May catch up

We had got to day 17 last time I looked at my blog, and we are now on day 28 and nearing the end of Me made May so I thought I better bring my posts up to date!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 18Although it says day 19 on this image it was in fact only day 18, I got a bit confused! Being on a pirate ship probably didn’t help! I am wearing a Colette Ceylon Dress that I made a few years ago, #mmm2014 has really encouraged me to wear a lot of outfits that have been sitting in the back of my wardrobe!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 19So this is actually day 19 and I look as if I am having a great time on the waltzers but actually fair ground rides absolutely terrify me! I am wearing a Simple Sew A-line skirt which is exactly that – a very simple sew and the pattern for £7.50 is also a very good price, the fabric is from the Moda Honky Tonk range which I love! My Blouse is the Sewaholic Belcarra that I have mentioned in previous posts.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 20Party on! My gorgeous Mortmain dress that I am loving at the moment, I make dresses all the time and then hardly wear them so it’s great to get the opportunity to show them off at the moment and I must continue to wear them when #mmm2014 finishes!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 21On day 21 I did actually go and see Joe Brown in concert, he was GREAT and those of you who know me will realise that I am actually playing that ukulele (although not actually with Joe!) as it is something I like to do when I am not sewing! This By Hand London Anna dress has got to be my favourite make of the month, I love it!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 22This has got to be one of my favorite photo’s of the month, I didn’ know what animal it was going to be Mr LLM just said today you are going to the zoo! The dress is a self drafted jersy knit using some of the funky jersey fabric we have in stock at the moment and the leggings are Cake Espresso’s.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 23I am really enjoying sewing with knit fabrics at the moment, I treated myself to a copy of the new Colette book ‘Sewing with knits’ and it has given me the confidence to try lots of knit patterns, including this Colette Moneta dress, if you have got a serger you can make this really quickly! More lush jersey fabric!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 24It was a gorgeous day today so I am wearing shorts, these are just a pair of cut-off jeans but I really want to make some Thurlow shorts for the summer, and the top is my stripey Sewaholic Renfrew, another quick and easy jersey make.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 25pgWe went away for the week end so I appear to be camping in a tiny tent here, but actually we stayed in a caravan, it was pretty cold in the evenings though so I was really gratefull for my Sewaholic Tofino trousers and hand knitted Rowan wool bobble hat and jumper!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 26I feel like Alice in Wonderland in this shot! Rocking my A-Line skirt as mentioned earlier and yet another jersey top, this time a Cake Cabrita.

MeMadeMay 2014 day 27On day 27 I was serving pints for Manet, enormous pints! I love this gingham Belcarra blouse!

MeMadeMay 2014 day 28Somehow I ended up in the fridge today! Its a good job that I have got a hand knitted hat on to keep my head warm! I am also wearing my Black Sewaholic Thurlow trousers and a Colette Jasmine blouse, this is one of the blouse’s that is available to buy as a kit from the website.

Well thats me all up to date, only a few more days to go, it’s been great fun!

MeMadeMay