It seems like it’s Me Made May all the time–like, at least once a year. Holy cow. Regardless, here we go again! A month to celebrate making and wearing clothes, and then, in June, a few days to celebrate not having to talk about or taking pictures of ourselves making and wearing clothes. It’s theContinue reading “OMG, it’s Me Made May! Again.”
All this week I have worn clothing I made myself. Even pajamas! Which you don’t get to see, sorry. Do you care? God no. Of course not. But I am here to do my level best to give you all the justification you need to get roaring drunk. Bottoms up, ladies!
The Me Made May challenge is a bit controversial in sewing circles (or at least, the ones I travel in), but I enjoyed doing it last year so I’m signing up again. Last year it clarified for me that I really needed pants and shorts, not more skirts; and filling those gaps in the handmadeContinue reading “Me Made May, 2015”
I had so many plans. Plans that nice weather would come and I would be able to wear skirts–that I’d made–to work. And then Frances got sick. And then her stepbrother got very seriously sick, and Frances spent an extra day with me, sick. And making sure I wore my me-mades was maybe no longer quiteContinue reading “Me-Made May 2014, Week 2”
The Creativ[E!] Festival in 2013 was the first time I bought serious garment fabrics. Oh sure, I was a regular at Fabricland (I have a two-year membership, after all) and enjoyed pawing through the mountains of poly to find the occasional linen or wool. I’d go hunting for cute prints on Queen West and inContinue reading “the silk-linen dress of doom”
You remember that lovely crochet sweater with the Very Interesting Neckline? Yeah, that one. Fortunately, my bright idea of adding a half-motif to the front and back to raise the neckline and strengthen the collar worked. Unfortunately, the thought that blocking might make it shrink a bit did not. Now, blocking did make the motifsContinue reading “Fixed, then partially Unfixed”
I’ve been sitting on this fence so long my butt fell asleep. So Me-Made May is an annual thing whereby you commit to wearing a certain number of your own hand-made garments each day/week/over the month during May. Just because. On the plus side, I do like to show off my handmade pieces, even ifContinue reading “Me-Made May ’14?”