Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Made for Mermaids ~ Chloe Skirt & Patterns for Pirates ~ Sweet Tee

Pattern: Made for Mermaids – Chloe Skirt (free pattern!)

A day back in May (May 16th) I was scrambling to find something to wear to Miss K’s softball game.  It was HOT that day, in WI 80°f in May is HOT).  I had nothing I wanted to wear in my closet.  So I traced, cut, and sewed this skirt in 30 min. 


Size: Green with Indigo waist; Made fold over waistband and maxi length.
My Measurements at that time: Waist 30, Hip 44-45, Height 5’7”


Instructions: I didn’t even read them.  This is a simple skirt; Sew each side seam, attach the waist, hem.


Fabric: Ivory/Smoke Grey Heather Jersey Knit purchased July 2017 from fashionfabricsclub for $3.95/yard.  Used 2 yards.  $7.90 total.   Their description “Lightweight cotton and polyester knit fabric with an exceptionally soft, supple feel. 4 way stretch and recovery. Good drape.  75% Cotton 15% Polyester 10% Lycra”  It’s soft and stretchy. 


Thoughts: Quick sew.  Love the simple look.  The skirt is a bit large on top at waist.  The waistband had to REALLY stretch to fit.  Next time I would reduce the skirt waist (not the waistband) by 1/4” on the edges.  I would also add 2” to the length next time as it was a bit shorter than I like. Otherwise it turned out great!  It is also a great way to use up some fabric.  I plan to make more.


I’m wearing it with my Burdastyle 10/2014 #103 top that I made in 2015.

Pattern: Patterns for Pirates – Sweet Tee

During MeMadeMay I was trying to wear things in my closet and figure out why I didn’t wear other things.  I have this skirt I made in 2015 that I love and I never wear it because I don’t have a good top for it.  So on May 28th I decided to make a Patterns for Pirates - Sweet Tee to go with it.


The skirt is wild enough so I made just a plain black tee.  Also helpful because I can wear this tee with a few other things in my closet that needed a plain top.


Size: Large for bust/waist, sloped to XL at hip.  I also did a 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment.
My Measurements at that time: Bust 39, Waist 30, Hip 44-45
Instructions: I didn’t read these because I’ve made this top before and it’s a simple, fast sew.
Fabric: 1 yard lack Solid Double-Sided Brushed DTY Stretch Fabric from Stylish fabrics purchased in Sept 2016 for $6.50.


Thoughts:  I’m not a huge fan of dolman tops, but with the right drapey fabric I tolerate it.  I am super happy with this top and I’ve needed a plain black tee for so long.


The skirt is New Look 6054 that I made in 2015.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Me Made May ~ Last week

So I totally forgot to put my last week of MeMadeMay up.  Oops.  I’ll just sneak it in here… in July.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 ~ Cloudy, high of 67°F (19°C) low of 53°F (12°C)


Sewed and wore these bottoms all day; Sew a little seam – Movie Night Pjs (just made)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 ~ AM Showers, high of 69°F (21°C) low of 52°F (11°C)


I made this skirt in 2015; I like it a lot but never had a top to go with it. The initial top I made didn't look good on me.  Made this top yesterday just so I could wear this skirt again.  Top: P4P – Sweet Tee (just made)      Bottoms: New Look 6054 Skirt (made Jun 2015)

Thursday, May 30th, 2019 ~ Partly Cloudy, high of 78°F (26°C) low of 61°F (16°C)

Today was one of those hot days where a midday shower is needed. 
In the am I wore the dress on the right – Stitch Upon a Time – Brazi (made Sept 2017)
In the pm I wore the Halla – Agnes tank (made Jun 2017) with some RTW Seven Jean Shorts
Spring in Wisconsin is a rollercoaster.  We have 50° then 80 to 90 and back to 60° – It really messes with your body!

Friday, May 31st, 2019 ~ Partly Cloudy, high of 86°F (30°C) low of 61°F (16°C)


Super hot today for May.  I wore my Love Notions – Rhapsody blouse (made Jan 2018) and the same RTW Seven Jean shorts as yesterday. 

And that’s it for MeMadeMay 2019!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Me Made May 2019 ~ Week 4

Monday, May 20th, 2019 -  Partly Cloudy, high of 59°F (15°C)  low of 43°F (6°C)

Miss K is sick, took her to doc today.

Top: World of Warcraft Tee made with my Silhouette Cameo 
(Loktar Ogar = Victory or Death in Orcish)

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 - PM Rain, high of 54°F (12°C) low of 47°F (8°C)

Now Mr. T is sick and took him to doc today.


Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 - AM Clouds/PM Sun, high 71°F (22°C) low 49°F (9°C)

Have had 2 sick kids all week so far. Is summer coming yet? (not for us midwesterners. School goes another 2 weeks)


Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - Partly Cloudy, high of 64°F (18°C) low of 51°F (11°C)

T went back to school K out sick all week.
I'd like to pretend that I dress all nice and have a small bit of fashionable sense, but really I just crave comfortable clothes. I so love these pants and then like a moron, wore them painting. now they are only for around home.I also love this hoodie and its starting to have seen better days, funny I hated it at first.


Friday, May 24th, 2019 - Thundershowers, high of 69°F (21°C) low of 59°F (15°C)

Had to take Mr. T to his ortho appointment today. 
This hoodie is still huge even though I sized down and shaved a bunch off. Picture doesn’t show how big it really is; I need to fix it somehow or I wont wear it again. felt frumpy all day.

Top: BurdaStyle Hoodie, not yet blogged 01/2017 #103
Bottoms: Jalie 3022 ~ Yoga pants that make any day better. not yet blogged

Saturday, May 25th, 2019 - Sunny, high of 72°F (22°C) low of 49°F (9°C)

Took a trip to home depot and Sams Club. Not much savings and then just a little bit of doings.
(a joke on their slogan of “more savings, more doing”)


Sunday, May 26th, 2019 - Mostly Sunny, high of 71°F (22°C) low of 55°F (13°C)

Wore one of my oldest makes today

Top: Jalie 2805 Tee from August 2013
Bottoms: Jalie 3022 Yoga Pants not yet blogged