Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MeMadeMay ~ Week 3 recap

May 14 - Mostly Cloudy, with a high of 73°F (23°C)


May 15 - Partly Cloudy, with a high of 75°F (24°C)


May 16 - Sunny, with a high of 82°F (28°C)

I was canning dandelion jelly and all things rhubarb today, I’m so exhausted, 
so this MMM is PJ edition
I need another one of these, or two.  I wear this to bed all the time. Super easy, super comfortable.

May 17 - Mostly Sunny, with a high of 78°F (26°C)

Pisces tee I made with my Silhouette Cameo
Somehow injured my eye yesterday so I've been grumpy all day today. It burns, and itches.
I’m wearing my broken-zippered adidas hoodie with this outfit. I need to make some zip up hoodies.

May 18 - Mostly Sunny, with a high of 79°F (26°C)

Miss K’s fabulous photography skills here.

May 19 - Cloudy, with a high of 68°F (20°C)
Down and out all day.

May 20 - Cloudy, with a high of 62°F (17°C)


Lok’Tar Ogar (Victory or Death in Orcish) Tee I made with my Silhouette Cameo
Chronic illness is always with me, but it reared its ugly head today and ruined my plans. "Lok'Tar Ogar" on my shirt I made, means "victory or death" in orcish. It reminds me to stay strong and push through, which on some days is very hard to do. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

MeMadeMay ~ Week 2 recap

May 7th - Sunny, with a high of 80°F (27°C)

I'm not sure if this will stay in my wardrobe. 
I love the top in a print but in this fabric it shows every lump and bump.
Thrifted Gap jeans (that I rarely wear)

May 8th - PM Showers, with a high of 77°F (25°C)


May 9th - Thunderstorms, with a high of 66°F (19°C)

Laid around the whole day. Wednesdays are my lazy, catch up with energy day;
Usually the week hits me hard on Wednesday.

May 10th - Mostly Cloudy, with a high of 62°F (17°C)

Jalie 3677 – Helene Cardi (not yet blogged, just finished)
Old Navy Tee (first RTW top I’ve worn in ages and I can’t stand the fit!  Bust and armpit issues; I put this top in the donate pile after it was washed from this day)

May 11th - Rain, with a high of 43°F (6°C)

Repeat of the 8th.

May 12th - Mostly Cloudy, with a high of 61°F (16°C)

Tee made with my silhouette cameo
Jacket is RTW

May 13th - Cloudy, with a high of 68°F (20°C)


As you can see I wear my Ginger Jeans a lot.  I actually am in the middle of making a second pair but having some fit issues I didn’t have with this pair.

Also, I ditched the Old Navy RTW top after wearing it on Thursday, I just couldn't’ stand the fit and feel of it.  I need more plain tees in my wardrobe. I will most likely ditch the black New Look cowl tank too.  I like having that top in a solid but don’t feel it is very flattering like with a print.

I “fell" off” of MMM a little bit this week.  It usually happens each year.  By week 2 I’m in a slump and don’t enjoy daily pictures.  The extra work of “what should I wear” is taxing instead of just grabbing things.  However, I love how MMM has allowed me to wear things I have, and try not to repeat.  It has shown me some gaps in my  wardrobe already and some things I’m ok to get rid of.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MeMadeMay ~ Week 1 recap

May 1: PM thunderstorms, high of 73°F
SUAT – undies

May 2: AM Showers, with a high of 67°F
20180502_091931_824 1Early morning picture.
Jalie 3242 - undies

May 3: PM Showers, with a high of 70°F
IMG_20180503_215555_062Lazy day home. PJ nighttime memades

May 4: Sunny, with a high of 74°F
T-shirt made with my Silhouette cameo

May 5: Mostly Sunny, with a high of 78°F
IMG_20180505_145450_341Ottobre 02/2017 #11 – Tshirt dress just made this day! (Will be blogged soon)

May 6: Partly Cloudy, with a high of 72°F

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Spring SWAP #1 & #2–Jalie Marie Claude and Sewaholic Renfrew

I whipped up two of my Spring Sewing-With-A-Plan makes. 

First up is the Jalie - Marie Claude 3667

black 4

I made one of these a few months back (Dec 2017) and loved the fit, didn’t like the fabric.  So I thought it would be perfect to make it again in this fun see-through sweater knit.  I must say I love this top!

black 6

Size: U for shoulders, bust, and waist and Y for hip
Alterations: none

black 5

Instructions: Jalie instructions are very good. I’ll be quite honest though, I only looked at them to see how much to hem the hem.  I made the scoop neck view this time and it’s a simple T-shirt sew.

black maybe 1

Fabric: Black Hacci Slub Sweater Knit, 2 yards from Stylish Fabrics.  Ordered July 2017 for $4.50 per yard.  Total for top: $9.00.    It is very thin, soft, and sheer.  The picture below shows off the sheer-ness of the top.

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Thoughts: I love everything about it.  It fits great; is soft and not too tight, not too loose. I love the sheer quality of the fabric.  The arms are really long on this pattern, I’m ok with that.  It is exactly what I wanted in a black tee.

Sewaholic - Renfrew 1201

This is the 8th Renfrew I have shamelessly made.  This is by far my most favorite pattern ever.  For a few years now I’ve wanted a short sleeve cowl one, so finally I made it!

renfrew teal 1

Here are the other times I’ve made this top:
1. Elephants  2. Birds  3. Gray  4. Skater Mashup  5. Sweetheart Mashup 6. Navy Long sleeve 7. Aqua Feathers

Size: I have been losing weight again as my health has been crap, as normal it seems.  So I sized down to 8 in bust/shoulders/waist and then graded to a 10 at the hip.  This is 2 sizes down from my measurements.  I find the Renfrew to run a little big.

renfrew teal 2

Alterations: 1/2" forward shoulder adjustment.  Did not do the cuffs on the sleeve – cuffs on short sleeves bother me and make me feel like my biceps are huge.  I just added the cuff length to the sleeve then turned them up 3/4” and hemmed.

Instructions: Pet peeve, no "front" mark on sleeves. Plus, #6.  "sew collar pieces wrong sides together" This means that the right side is facing up, but the diagram shows the wrong side facing up; the diagram is right, sew it Right sides together.

renfrew teal 3

Fabric: 2 yards, Hacci Flux Triblend Stretch Jade Jersey Fabric with Two Tone Texture, ordered from Stylish Fabrics in July 2017 for $5.90 per yard.  Total for top: $11.80.   It is a 88% Polyester 8% Linen 4% Spandex blend and very soft, slightly sheer.

Thoughts: It’s a renfrew, what’s not to love!  I like it a lot and will most likely wear it often.

Here is my full Spring SWAP.

SWAP Spring 2018 updated