Monday, May 23, 2016

MMM 2016 Week 3


It strikes me as funny that you don’t realize how you really look in outfits until you see a photo of you in that outfit.  MMM certainly shows me what looks good, and not so good on my body.

MMM tues

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 - 63°F
This Gap top is so comfy and soft but it looks horrible on me!  I never knew! 
Paired with my BurdaStyle 11/2012 #135 Joggers from Dec 2015. 
I was stiff and sore this day from working on drywall Monday.

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Thursday, May 19th, 2016 - 72°F
My #1 favorite pattern of all time is these Jalie 3022 yoga pants.  So comfortable!  These are from June 2015.
I paired them with this Jalie 2444 tank.  I made the tank on Thursday morning and then wore it all day (unblogged)

MMM Sat

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 82°F
Lazy day at home with only Mr. T.  I wore my Ottobre joggers and took it easy.
These are Ottobre 05/2011 #5 from Dec 2015 and I just love them!

MMM sunday

Sunday daytime, May 22, 2016 - 84°F
Finally warm enough all day for me to wear my new Brazi (made in April)
I must make more of these.  Super comfortable and fun to wear.

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Sunday Evening, May 22, 2016 - 59°F
Game of Thrones time!  My Targaryen Shirt I made with my silhouette

This week has been busy for me with the remodeling upstairs and also I decided to open my Etsy shop for T-shirts made with my silhouette.  I have so much fun doing it that I wanted to branch out and start selling the shirts.  You can see my shop here (though I am still working on adding more designs).

I have also been sewing like crazy with mixed results.  More on that to come…


How is your Me Made May going?  We are starting our last week so lets finish strong!

Monday, May 16, 2016

MMM ~ Week 2 2016


This week was really cold for us.  We had a deep freeze warning one night/morning, and even some snow falling!  I hope it warms up here so I can wear some of my summer makes.
Anyway, here is my MMM week 2

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 - 51°F
Purple Jalie 3355 Sweatshirt sewn April 2015.  This make amuses me because I wasn’t feeling it at the time; however, now I love it and wear it all the time!  I added the alice graphic with my silhouette in Dec 2015.  Also wearing my new Jalie 2908 Jeans.


Friday 13th

Friday, May 13th, 2016 - 52°F
Jalie 3022 Yoga Pants sewn Oct 2015.  And my Pisces Tee I made with my silhouette.


Sunday day

Sunday, May 14th, 2016 - 61°F
It must have been Jalie week in my house!  Here is an oldie but still much worn goodie, Jalie 2805.  I made this in August 2013.  I’m wearing my new Jalie jeans 2908 with these – I must make another pair because I’m wearing these all the time!

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And Sunday night is Game of Thrones night in our house, so naturally I wore my House Targaryen tee I made with my silhouette.  The pj pants I haven’t blogged yet but they are so comfortable.  I made them with Jalie 2686. 


That’s it for this week.  Today I’m hanging drywall upstairs.  We have been working on remodeling it for Mr. T as a “now you are in high school here is your man-cave” sort of surprise.  It is now gutted and ready for the drywall - so exciting!

Hope your MMM Week 2 was a good one!

*~* Happy Sewing *~*

Kristin

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sewing for small ones


My nephew and niece were at my mom’s last weekend soI sneaked in some measurements.  Then I came home and ambitiously cut out quite a few things to sew for them. 

I have no little beings to sew for besides them and it is such a fun and quick process.  I was able to use scraps for all these!  Scraps!  So rewarding.

First up: Aurora by SUAT
I know you’ve seen these cute dresses on Miss K recently when I tested the pattern; it goes together so qucikly and is so cute so I popped out a size 3mo on the height and 12 mo. on the width for my 8mo old niece.  These are knee length.  Gah they are so cute!
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Next I made two tanks for my nephew.  The left one is Ottobre 03/2011 #12 “Happy Animals T-shirt” in size 98cm (he’s 3).  In the magazine there is an infant in this tank and a older kid size; however the toddler size is a T-shirt so I compared it to the largest infant size and modified it to a tank.  I added his nickname of “little bear” to the shirt.

The one on the right is Ottobre 01/2013 #15 “Victor Mesh Tank Top” also in a size 98cm.  I added the paw patrol graphic to the front with my silhouette and heat transfer vinyl.  It turned out way better than I expected. This is his favorite character so he was happy to see it. (I made this tank for Mr. T before in Feb 2013).

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I’ve made the above tank 7 times before in the older kid size for for Mr. T
The first time in pirate – fun fact, I just took this away  because it’s so small now on him, March 2013
An upcycle blue stripe that he still wears for bed, may 2013
More upcycling with Hurley, Blizzard, and Pokemon– too small now & were donated, May 2013
And Orange stripe and monsters – which he still wears, June 2014


Finally, I made my niece this outfit.  The top is Ottobre 03/2011 #6 “Diamond Deer Sleeveless Jersey Top” in size 56cm height, 74cm width. 

The shorts are Ottobre 03/2011 #5 “Bubble Stripes Jersey Shorts” in the same 56cm height, 74cm width. 
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My binder attachment for my coverstitch made sewing these pretty fast.  However, they did take me all day because I had to design, cut, apply the vinyl as well as cut and sew them all. 

I sure hope they enjoy them!

Happy Sewing!

Kristin

Monday, May 9, 2016

MMM Week 1 ~ 2016


I signed up for MMM and then forgot about it only to realize on May 3rd, whoops! 
Here is my MMM Week 1

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016 - 69°F

Pisces tee I made with my silhouette, along with Jeans from the Gap.

here is a close up:
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MMM 1

Friday, May 6th, 2016 - 90°F 

Today was hot hot hot, but I had windows being installed so I wasn’t about to wear my brazi. 
World of Warcraft Tee with my Jalie Yoga pants I made last June


MMM 2

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 - 69°F 

David Bowie Labyrinth Tee I designed and made with my silhouette
and my new Jalie Jeans (2908)

Here is a close up of this tee, it is my favorite right now.
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MMM 3

Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – 73°F    Game of Thrones day at our house! 

Targaryen tee that I made with my silhouette and my new Jalie Jeans (2908)

It is a bit hard to see my tee design.  I haven’t blogged it yet but here is what it looks like up close:
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This week was pretty lackluster in terms of me-mades.   As you can see, I’m a tee and pants kind of girl.  As the weather gets warmer I’ll pull out more of my makes and fun items. 

My pledge was to to wear 4 days of MeMade items each week for the duration of May 2016.  I also pledged to actually use my pattern stash instead of buying new patterns.  I did wear 4 days of me mades.  I also did not buy any new patterns so I am right on track!

How is your MMM going?

~*~ Happy Sewing ~*~

Kristin