This is the middle part of me-made May. I’ll post the rest at the end of the month, I guess?
We’re hitting the part of the month where it’s a little bit more of a challenge and there are starting to be a whole lot of repeats. Which is good, right? I don’t want a wardrobe full of mostly things I wear less than once a month. That would be way too much clothing.
This is a Deer and Doe Zephyr dress with a hacked cardigan that you can barely see under my jacket. I really like this pattern, and this version came out awesome. The pattern wants a more substantial knit, so I got this heavier-weight 10% spandex jersey from A Verb for Keeping warm and it feels awesome. I also added cap sleeves (not pictured) and pockets (also impossible to see because of the black). And I lengthened the skirt. This one could probably get its own blog post if I could rise to the photography challenge.
This is one of the very few times I’ve worn my Pente sweater out of the house. I love the sweater, but a) it’s a little big/baggy b) it’s really too warm for most California daytime weather and c) the long drapey bits aren’t so compatible with kid-chasing. So it’s mostly been getting (a lot of) use around the house in the evenings.
My other Deer and Doe Zephyr (out of a Girl Charlee knit that claimed to be 100% cotton but I really don’t believe them) with a Briar top from super nice cotton/bamboo french terry. I feel like I’ve been learning a lot about layering over dresses this month. This version of the Zephyr dress is wearable but not perfect – the knit is too light for the pattern and it gets stretched out after a bit. The skirt is cute though!
I made this t-shirt out of bits of four other t-shirts several years back. It continues to be a favorite. The scarf I don’t think I ever blogged about, but it’s up on Ravelry.
A recently-finished Colette Hawthorn dress from Echino cotton sateen. I used the pattern adjustments from this version without changing anything. I’m the same size now that I was when I did the fitting for that dress (both times were a few months post-baby), so it works. But I’ll probably need to take it in eventually.
Double gauze Washi dress. I love how this dress feels, but I still feel a bit odd about how it works on me. This one was made as a maternity dress but didn’t have a ton of modifications (I just made the skirt a few inches wider) so it’s fine as a regular dress. But I still feel like there’s something “off” about the silhouette on me, which has stopped me from making more versions.
The only thing even nominally me-made here is the cardigan, which I bought as a secondhand pullover sweater and turned into a cardigan.
Me-made dress (my first of now three different Archer tunic dresses) and leggings. It’s a tad short and I think I’ve lengthened my later versions.
Briar top (repeated) with a Cake Patterns Tiramisu dress. I’m temped to turn this into a skirt, since I always seem to wear it with something covering the top bit.
Finally, an Alabama Chanin style dress and me-made shirt from an old Burda magazine pattern. The dress was made 5ish years ago out of recycled t-shirts, and is really starting to show its age. I’m pondering ways to repair/reinforce it and extend its life. The fabric itself is quite worn and starting to get random holes, so this would be a serious challenge.
Are these posts redundant with posting things on Instagram? I’m not really sure. I like having a record of this stuff, but it seems like this doesn’t make for the most interesting reading. Thoughts?