A Much Belated #memademay Week 3


I know, I know it’s June already but to be honest May was a bit of a month for me. Life sometimes has a habit of throwing you a curveball and when it does, you just have to get through one very long day at a time. But despite it being a very long month on lots of different levels I did somehow manage to complete my #memademay pledge. So please feel free to pass this by if you’re totally over it by now but just to prove to myself that I managed it despite a lot of hurdles, I still managed it, looking tired and drawn but somehow still trying to smile…

Sunday was a relaxed day at home. I still love this (New Look Vintage I think) top and it works even better with high-waisted jeans. On Monday I dug out my ancient Colette Sencha top. Much though this is a very high neckline for me, the crisp White and fitted style rescues it πŸ˜€

Tuesday and another work day required an old favourite: my navy, linen Colette Ginger. A Wednesday evening dinner required my new favourite: my lace, Seamworks Wembley cardigan.

My day off on Thursday called for my second version of the Seamworks Wembley cardigan which I will get round to posting about once I catch my breath. The last day of the working week called for not one, but two me makes (maybe a future goal? ): A Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt and Papercut Coppelia Cardigan (must make another of these, I’ve worn it loads but does need something high-waisted underneath).


And finally, amazed that I got through a very long week, my most featured item of #memademay16 my lace Wembley cardigan: easily my favourite and most wearable make to date πŸ™‚ And the change of scenery is my parents’ backyard in North Wales.

One more to go, I promise I’ll get it posted before July. Thanks for keeping with me X.


A Belated #memademay Week 2 Round-Up

Slowly catching up on these posts…

Above is my second version of the Seamworks Wembley Cardigan, as yet unblogged. It’s in a lovely, dragonfly print (of course in navy blue) from Guthrie and Ghani. Slightly warmer weather forced me to finally get my legs out. I’m still loving my Tilly and the Buttons 70s Clemence skirt.

And once they’re out, they tend to stay out! On the left is my eternally-smile-inducing Snooker table skirt, Colette’s Ginger. On the right is my always useful Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt. It does require constant ironing on the downside though… Rubbish, dark photo sorry.

My day off on Thursday required something more casual: another ancient Sorbetto and my Seamworks Oslo. The finish is better on this Sorbetto, but it’s too short and too tight across the bust. It’s gone! Zumba at the gym called for another cosy Seamworks Astoria on Friday afternoon. Love these!


And finally Saturday required my Seamworks Akita in this lovely, pear print. Another great Seamworks pattern, they certainly cater to my tastes πŸ™‚


I certainly get my money’s worth out of my Seamworks subscription!

I continue to weed out some earlier makes. I’ve come a long way in terms of finish and I really can’t wear some of these any more. See below…

I get so much wear out of my MeMade skirts. I’ve avoided making any recently, but feel totally justified to now make more, should I feel the inclination πŸ™‚

I still need more memade tops! They’re far less weather-dependent than bottoms…

Also to hit the charity bag this week was my BHL Elisalex. Sad to see this go and my alterations did help, but the finish is just rubbish inside which totally puts me off wearing it. And on the left I got rid of another leftovers top (Simple Sew’s Cross-Over Back Top I think). I think you just have to except that leftovers can go either way…

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™‚