Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Made By Me #20

After moaning that I had only managed to sew one evening last week I ended on a high and made another two dresses bringing my tally to 31, eeep!  I now have enough dresses for the MeMadeMay challenge I have set myself though by the time May is through I will have more than required so some won't even get a look in!  I have decided that for MeMadeMay I am going to wear a different me made dress each day and document my efforts on instagram and here in a weekly round up post.

One dress that will definitely make the cut is this one.  I have made two dresses using Art Gallery fabric and I love it, it hangs beautifully and is such nice quality.  I would have ordered more by now if only I could decide which design I need first, not easy when you've run out of fingers to count the ones you want!  I keep putting off making the decision but think I will have to just go for it and take the plunge.






Shoes: M&S

I've been asked a few times if I am going to be making sleeveless dresses for the summer, in a word - unlikely.  I really dislike my arms and bearing them in the sun actually makes me feel hotter than keeping covered up.  I usually do this by adding a cardi over a strappy dress but am planning on sticking to elbow length sleeves this year to see how I get on.  I will be lining the bodice with a thinner cotton but as the fabrics I use are all 100% cotton I am hoping this will mean they are cooler anyway.  I am hoping they are cooler than adding a cardi to a strapless dress, we shall see!

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22 comments:

  1. Love the colours on this one. I've been struggling to sleep so this morning I gave up and got up early and have made myself a Betty dress, which brings my total to 4 this weekend. Not bad going :)

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    1. The colours are fab, it comes in other colourways too!

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  2. The colours in this are gorgeous, I cant believe how many you have already made!

    Maria xxx

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  3. This is a great print, you've made so many lovely dresses with the Emery pattern
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Fair point!! Yes, I suppose at work I don't really do bare shoulders that much so it's good to have it all in one!!! Am sure you have lovrly arms but I understand the not liking a body part!! This one is beAutiful!! X

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    1. Haha I really dislike my arms Kezzie, they are out of proportion with the rest of me and look so much better covered up. The print is gorgeous isn't it!

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  5. I always wear a cardigan over dresses too! Even during the summer, then I try to find short sleeved or elbow sleeved cardigans, since I'm always sick of hearing "aren't you hot in that".

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    1. I find I am actually hotter if my actual skin is exposed to the sun, it's not just not wanting to expose my arms. I am hoping a nice cotton sleeved dress will be cooler than a sleeveless dress and cardi, we shall see.

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  6. Sarah your dresses are bloody amazing, I need to come over to you and you can teach me how to make even one please. You got skills girl, also loving your fabric picks. Hope you had a wonderful Easter lovely. xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'm not sure I am good enough to teach anyone but I would give it a go!!

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  7. So nice!!!
    Have a good day
    www.agoprime.it

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  8. I love this dress and print! I am the same about my arms, forever hating all the sleeveless dresses in shops xx

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    1. Thank you! It's so hard to find nice sleeved dresses isn't it?!

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  9. Such a pretty print! If you change your mind about a sundress there are lots of nice straightforward patterns out there :-)

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    1. like a sleeveless Emery?! ;) Haha.

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  10. Love the fabric of this dress! And not even short sleeves? I guess you definitely won't need a cardie so thats a plus :) x

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    1. Elbow length is short for me ;)

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  11. Wow this dress is beautiful!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, the fabric is amazing!

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