Me Made May Update

Wow! Me Made May is so close to the end!
Day 19 I wore my Fall Fatigue jacket. This had become a staple piece in my wardrobe.
While out with husband on Day 20 I wore my Fall Floral blouse. I took that chevron fabric for “a walk” around the store and then put it back….I’m not missing it. The sign of a good decision.
Ahhh….Day 21 and the beautiful weather we had that day! I wore a not yet blogged Newlook 6122 maxi dress that I made for our trip south in March. I promise to post about it soon!
I couldn’t believe that we caught the sunshine for these pictures! It had been a downpour just moments before and after. Day 22 I wore an old friend…Simplicity 2444.
Day 23….no picture that day. I wore these shorts that I think will given away. They have some serious wedgieness business going on!
Photo bombed by kitty! I’m a dog person but I think this cat knows that and always comes to me…
he lives up to his name…Rascal.
Since I missed Fridays polka dot theme, I thought I would double up on them in my Polka Dot Peplum and a RTW cardigan on Day 24.
Day 25….brrrrr. I brought out my Burda Style 7447 pants. Why don’t I wear these? I need to make more of these and maybe in shorts length. Of course I also wore my Spring Fever Moto jacket. I can’t stop wearing this one.
May is going by quickly and I am learning that I really do like my self made garments but I also have some areas that are lacking…tops and pants. If only I can remember this when planning a project or when I am at the fabric store being sucked in by gorgeous dress worthy prints!

When at the fabric store, what fabrics do you immediately gravitate to?


  • Looking at your pictures I'm guessing your week was pretty mixed, weather wise! We have had all weathers, ranging from some massive hail storms to hot sun this May. Quite a challenge for dressing. Can you believe there are NO fabric stores near me? I have to internet shop which I don't really like as unless I am disciplined and patient and order a sample, I sometimes get a nasty surprise when the fabric is a different colour or weight to what I am expecting. I only get to go to a real fabric store if I see one on holiday, which is pretty rare.

  • So many beautiful clothes! I LOVE the fabric of your Burda pants, and I might just have to make that maxi dress for myself one day… I love your style!

  • Beautiful outfits and photos! Can't believe the changeable weather you're having there! At least you have handmade items for every occasion to get you through!

  • Me too! The pretty fabrics are just so alluring! I sew as a hobby so I don't fret about it too much…takes the joy and creativity out of it for me if I do. But, I also wear them… a pretty skirt to go for groceries….why not?

  • Everything I like in the fabric store says "Dry Clean Only" on it; a definite no-no since I work in a dirty environment (receptionist at a construction lab). I find I also tend to end up with many similar pieces and always gravitate toward the same colors. I, too, LOVE your style, and wish I had your figure and lovely looks! Your clothes are so classic, yet so fashionable, too!

  • Wow, Philiippa, no fabrics stores nearby would be a challenge! Now I know where your creative refashions come from!! I guess that when other bloggers share their fabric sources and choices, you are really paying attention. I'll be hoping one opens one near you!!

  • Thanks!! This is probably a no-no… but I sometimes I come home with "dry clean only" fabric and then throw it in the wash and dryer before sewing with it!! Shocking I know! But if I get something cheap…I give it a go! Most times it works out for me. That's what I did with the fabric for my white moto jacket. I knew that I would need to put that white jacket in the wash many times. Thanks for stopping by!

  • That chevron just isn't you, its not quite pretty enough or happy enough.
    If you don't like dry-clean only, you should try a product called Dry-ell. Its a dry-clean substitute that you use at home in the dryer instead of washing with water. I love it and use it all the time.

    I love your outfits. You look so cold in some of them, it it still chilly up there? You layer very well, kudos. Thats a skill that stylish ladies everywhere must have, and you have nailed it with those cute jackets.
    Love kitty, I knew you had a dog but I don't see the cat often.

  • Thanks Becki! I`ll keep that in mind. Yes our weather has been teasing us terribly.When summer arrives…eventually.. you will not hear me complain about the heat!

  • I just discovered your blog and I am soooo impressed. I love your style. I think it is similar to mine, casual chic with timeless pieces. You make beautiful garments!

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