A Belated #memademay Week 1 Round-Up

Whoops! Not sure where the first three weeks of May went, but here’s my much belated week 1 round-up…

The start of May here in the North West of England was frezing, so out came a few of my warmer #memakes: a lovely, snuggly Seamworks Astoria and a Tilly and the Buttons Coco dress. Love both of these, definitely keepers.

Work on Tuesday and Wednesday required something smarter. Much though I’m pleased with the finish of this Simple Sew Jackie O Jacket, it’s really not a great fit on me. I’m keeping it for now, but time will tell on this. It was a good, practice make at any rate. However I still love this adjusted RTW jacket and it always gets so many compliments when I wear it. This was so worth all that effort of unpicking and darting last Summer.

My day off on Thursday required something comfy: time for another Tilly and the Buttons Coco Dress. Another favourite :-). Back to work on Friday I’ve paired my Seamworks Oslo Cardigan with very old Colette Sorbetto. Much though I love the fabric and ribbon detail on this, the finish is woefully bad and as such it’s the first to be dumped! Not so my Oslo though, love how this almost feels like a jacket for work.


And finally, for a meal out with a friend on Saturday evening, I donned my new Seamworks Wembly Cardigan. This one is fast becoming my favourite #memake to date πŸ™‚

The second part of my pledge this year was to have a non-sentimental clear out of my #memakes. As already noted above, an old Sorbetto bit the dust, but also the following:

An old, Coco top: these two fabrics just didn’t seem to go together well in terms of weight making it always feel a bit ‘off’. I also got rid of this ‘leftovers’ top: I loved the front fabric and that feature zip, but the fabric at the back was plain awful! It’s gone!

I think I must have done so much de-cluttering of late, that I’m becoming more hardened at it and far less sentimental than I’ve been in the past πŸ™‚ I also think my finish has improved no end, so some of my earlier makes that don’t quite cut it are on their way out too. Now I’m back with it after a couple of mad weeks, I’m looking forward to catching up with how everyone else has been getting on πŸ™‚


26 thoughts on “A Belated #memademay Week 1 Round-Up

  1. You have beautiful clothes. Well done on all your outfits but that floral jacket is smashing itπŸ˜ƒ. Getting rid of me mades is hard but it seems like in the swing of things – must take inspiration from you there.

    • Thanks Hila, I should have got rid of some of my misses years ago though! I’m feeling v pleased with myself for just getting rid of a fair bit these last couple of weeks. All the more space for new makes πŸ™‚

  2. You do look chilly in that first picture! Love your Coco dresses – I’ve made several tops but have yet to find the perfect fabric for a dress.

  3. The Cocos suit you a treat. I’m going to actually make one for myself because I’m teaching workshops in them so it always helps to wear one. Not sure if it will suit someone like me with a belly, though….

    • Thank you! They’re really comfy, but terribly supportive round the middle, I’d choose a more forgiving fabric for this reason if you do make one. Unless I’m consciously breathing in I’m not sure the spotty one is that flattering!

  4. You certainly rock the Coco! Me Made May has certainly been tricky with the weather so I’m getting the summer dresses in while the sun is out! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you. Yes, amazing how useful the Wembly Cardigan has been for both day and evening. Will def. have to look at more unusual fabrics next time I’m fabric shopping πŸ™‚

  5. All your outfits look great! I liked your comment about your old Sorbetto top that hasn’t been finished well. It’s great to have garments like that around as it reminds us how far we’ve come! Well done on getting rid of the makes that were no good for you. What are you going to replace them with? πŸ˜‰

    • Ha! Thank you. I’ve got rid of another Sorbetto since, too short and tight across the bust as well as being badly finished. Yes, it is good to look bad and see how much better we’ve got (well, apart from the odd wobble)…

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