Friday, 9 May 2014

MeMadeMay14 - Part One

If you follow me over on instagram and twitter you will have seen me snapping daily photos of me wearing the dresses I have made for Me Made May.   Whilst I am really enjoying taking part I have to say that it hit my sewing motivation hard which I totally didn't expect!  I have pledged to wear a different me made dress each day during May meaning if I wear that dress I have just finished ready to take on my holidays straight away then I won't be able to wear it on holiday.  I had a couple of days where I just couldn't be bothered before deciding I can put off the holiday makes for a week or so and get on with making some dresses I can wear now!  Good thinking batman.

I have since made three dresses - one for holidays, one I have worn this week and one that I am going to wear tomorrow, yay!  I am currently working on one in the most amazing fabric ever.  I have a special occasion coming up this month and it is the absolute perfect frock for me to wear.  Excited!! I will probably end up wearing more than 31 dresses during May as I have a couple of events I will want a change of dress for.  Eeep!  On to the dresses.  If I have already blogged an outfit post featuring them I have included a link underneath so you can have a better look at the dress.  If I haven't I hopefully will do soon!  I am quite far behind, I have blogged 22 dresses but am currently making number 40.  I am preferring spending my time sewing rather than having my photo taken at the moment.

 Day One   /   Day Two   /   Day Three

 Day Four   /   Day Five   /   Day Six

Day Seven   /   Day Eight   /   Day Nine

The yellow dress from day three got the most love by far, I haven't yet blogged it but was blown away by how many of you loved it as much as I do.  To be honest I love pretty much every dress I have made but you always have to have a few favourites don't you.  The dresses are all made using the same pattern, the Emery by Christine Haynes.  Another thing Me Made May has taught me is that I am quite happy making the same pattern over and over.  To be fair I have around 20 Emily and Fin Lucy dresses in my wardrobe so I was obviously happy to buy the same dress in multiple fabrics so why should making my own be any different?!  If I could have put my dream dress to paper it would pretty much have looked exactly like the Emery anyway.  I will get round to learning how to switch the gathered skirt for a pleated skirt at some point and I also want to make the Mortmain.

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15 comments:

  1. Sarah I love seeing your dresses in my daily feed on twitter and instagram!!! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  2. I think they're great! Look forward to seeing day seven in more detail!X

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    1. The fabric on day seven is so fun!

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  3. They all look so great! I'm envious of your sewing skills. :) What fabric is the Day Two dress made out of?

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    1. They are dinosaurs! I will be blogging it shortly, it's number 27 :)

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  4. I love your dresses, from the cut to the fabric you choose, oh so pretty! I wish I had your sewing skills, I'd love to learn to make a skater dress - it's my go to style and being able to make my own would e incredible, I'm one of those people who loves having unique things!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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    1. Thank you lovely, I am always on the hunt for the perfect fabric :) I only learned in February, you should give it a go!

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    1. haha so are you Christine! I am going to do a full May collage at the end of it ;)

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  6. I love seeing your dresses pop up in my Pinterest feed!

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    1. Thank you! So glad people are enjoying seeing them :)

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  7. Amazing! What a great project. Your blog is definitely inspiring me to learn how to sew.

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    1. It's definately the most rewarding hobby, do it!

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  8. Gorgeous - particularly love the yellow one on you!

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