Monday, May 5, 2014

Me Made May Week 1

I apologize in advance for the shitty mirror pics. I stole my mom's DSLR and tripod for the month and I bought a remote shutter release for the camera and everything. I was really planning on upping my selfie game, you guys. Then I got everything home and guess what was missing? The quick release plate for the tripod. Urgh! I ordered one from Amazon and it came today, so next week's will hopefully involve fewer bathroom selfies and fingerprints on my camera lens.

Day 1: Floral Day Tripper top (unblogged). It was gross outside so I was channeling Hawaii. I got so much shit for this at work. No matter how old lady-ish it is, I love it and hopefully have enough fabric left over for a wrap dress! Golden Girls 4 lyfe.

Day 2: My new favorite shirt, a popover Grainline Archer in Robert Kaufman dot chambray. Seriously, this fabric is heavenly and I need about 400 more yards so I can make my entire wardrobe out of it! I plan on blogging this one soon.

Day 3: Floral rayon Sewaholic Saltspring dress! A me-made dress to spend the day selling me-made crocheted items at a craft show!

Day 4: Flannel Archer. I figured it was about the last time I'd be able to wear flannel until November so I might as well!

I still have yet to miss a day, so that's good! My month has suddenly become outrageously busy. I have commitments every weekend along with working my second job, so hopefully I can manage to squeeze some sewing time in there. I don't want to repeat everything a million times!

I'm really jealous of all the beautiful hand-knits I've been seeing on Instagram (@eearens) and really really really want to learn how to knit sweaters. Knit jargon still kind of scares me, but I can knit, purl, increase, and decrease with a decent amount of confidence. I wish there were more non-fugly crochet patterns out there. Any recommendations for total beginners? Or some cute crochet sweater patterns?

How's everyone else's Me Made May going?


  1. Okay, so I'm completely in love with all of your me-made outfits- ESPECIALLY the floral top (I see no old lady there). I can't wait to see the rest of your me-makes! Not sure about the crochet patterns, I like to crochet too, but I've only done winter hats and scarves really- if you do find some nice crochet sweater patterns send them my way too!

  2. Thank you! I found some good candidates for crochet sweaters, but you never know until you make it. I'll keep you posted!