Friday, June 1, 2018

Me Made May Day 28-31 and June Plans

Hello everyone!

Welcome to June!

Before I get into my plans for this month, I wanted to re-cap the final days of Me Made May:


Day 28 started out with a re-occurring theme for these last couple of days (you will see exactly what I mean).  This is the Seamwork Aurora tank I made last summer, and decided to accent with a bit of lace.  It is made of a rayon jersey, and continues to wash and wear beautifully!  I was concerned that the lace might start to come apart, but it still looks as good as when I first made it.


Day 29 was awesome because I got to celebrate my daughter's 9th birthday!  My only daughter is the one who brings our family delight! She is always looking to brighten someone's day with a poem, song, or word of encouragement.  I love her sense of humor, and only God knows the good plans He has for her life.


I wore the  NL6735 top and my new red Jalie cocoon cardigan on her special day.  In wearing the cardigan, I realized just how much I loved having a topper that adds a pop of color.  Much like my beloved kimonos, it just adds the right amount of "umph" to what you have on.  I don't think I will get much wear out of it, since our weather here is growing increasingly warmer, but even so, they will make great transition pieces once Fall comes around again.


Day 30 was the return of the Aurora tank top.  This time I used some leftover scraps from a gorgeous knit I bought from Girl Charlee.  I rarely make multiple pieces from one cut of fabric, but I absolutely love how this turned out!  And I will definitely wear this again, and again!

Day 31, the final day, finished with another version of the Aurora tank top.  This time I used a generous 3 yard cut of fabric from Fine Fabrics, and some contrasting white ponte knit for the yoke.  In fact, you may see this fabric again too!

Overall, I had such a blast with my first year of Me Made May!!! Thank you for all your encouraging comments and supportive words on my blog and Instagram.  I admit I was initially nervous to post daily IG posts and really put myself out there in that way.  However, the love and support I have received has been amazing.  From here, I look forward to learning and growing in the craft of sewing.

That brings me to the plans I have for June!!!!!

Though I am a little exhausted from the madness of Me Made May, and the start of my kids' summer vacation, I still plan to get some sewing time in for June.  I usually drop off the sewing grid for the summer months, but since my youngest has started to have a more steady day/nighttime routine, I am hoping that will mean this summer will be different.

So here are some of the things I have planned:

Finish two items from my Spring sewing list...

Closet Case Kalle Tunic
Closet Case Ginger Jeans

Some possible "wild cards" that I would love to sew are...

Simplicity 8056 Denim Shorts


I have these cut out already! I only hope they fit when I sew them, lol! 

Seamwork Amber Dress
I have the pattern assembled for this peasant-style dress, and even chose a fabric for it. Since the fabric is lightweight, I will also have to line it.  It has been a while since I have done a lining, so I am hesitating a bit.  I remember it wasn't hard to do once I jumped in, so maybe I can find the motivation to get started.


Stay sew-filled!









12 comments:

  1. You have been busy! I enjoy reading your blog!

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    1. Thank you for reading! I have been busy, lol!

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  2. Congrats on completing your first MMM! I hope that I'll be able to participate next year.

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    1. I hope so too! You would do well!

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  3. I’ve loved seeing your me made may makes, they are all lovely! Good luck on your June sewing plans, I’m looking forward to seeing the kalle as it looks so good on everybody.

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    1. Thank you! I am excited about the Kalle, and have already cut out all the pieces. As soon as I finish my shorts, I will start on it.

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  4. Hey Vanessa, you did very well for me made may makes. I just couldn't do it this time. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Cennetta! I totally understand! I hope you can join in next year.

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  5. Sooo, the amazing fit pants are soo nice, they are in my enormous “to sew” pile. I hope you get to make them.

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    1. Thanks Laquana! I am in the process of sewing them now. I hope to finish them soon!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your first MMM! I enjoyed seeing your works on IG. I love all, especially the Aurora tank top is lovely. The fabric matches the pattern I think. I can't wait to see the finished Shorts.

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    1. Thank you Eli! They are almost done, I just need to do a few fitting tweaks. :)

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