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Fashion Sewing

Me Made May – Day One

May 1, 2013

Today is the first day of Me Made May hosted by Zoe over at So Zo… What do you Know? The idea of the challenge is to wear something you’ve made yourself every day in may or as many times as you can manage. I’m aiming for 3 outfits a week and to finish all my un-finished sewing projects in May.

Todays outfit is hot off the sewing machine, having only been completed this morning. Infact it still needs a few tweaks here and there which I will be doing shortly including adding the buttons at the front, as I ran out of binding to make the loops. The dress is made using Retro Butterick 4790. I had read over and over on other blogs what a disaster this pattern is. Did I listen? No! This pattern is marked easy and fast and although it is simple, I ran into so many fit problems that it all became quite complicated. If I’m honest I did really rush to finish this dress and I’m not completely impressed with myself, but I’ve learned a few things from making it and next time I try it I’m sure it will be much better, therefore I’m just treating this one as an experiment.

The fabric is from Ebay and only cost £2.99. I really like the print, but I think I’ll use a heavier cotton to make the dress next time I try it. I also added a tie belt as I thought the dress would look nice with a bow detail sometimes it also hides the fact that at the moment it’s fastened with safety pins at the front as I haven’t added the buttons yet!

Overall this wasn’t my favourite project but it was good practice and I’m sure I will get some wear out of the dress.

I can’t wait to continue with Me Made May and I can’t wait to see what some of the other participants are wearing.


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