This week I have been sewing orders for Superhero Capes and Masks. But I took a couple of evenings out to make 2 versions of the Sew Over it Eve Dress. The first is ‘posher’ with a long dipped hem, the second is more school run friendly! The fabric was so lovely I couldn’t resist! More pictures and information here.
I have spent the last couple of days making a World War II costume! I used several different pattern as well as adding some details myself. I’m pleased with the results – I was surprised that I was able to order a pattern, cut and sew a beret in 30 minutes! More pictures and information here.
Inspired by Me Made May (and in an effort to finally sew up some of the lovely summery fabrics in my stash before winter sets in!) I have been sewing more clothes… I had a spare couple of evenings between orders so I made a Bettine Dress by Tilly & The Buttons… More information and pictures here.
Phew! It’s the final week of Me Made May – including several extra days taking us up to the 31st… for now I will be enjoying taking a break from having my picture taken (whilst poorly, in the rain, with goose bumps, too early in the morning etc etc) and mostly wearing ‘Ready to Wear’ 🙂 I’m sure I’ll be adding some more items very soon to Dotty Owl though – so if you’ve read my other Me Made May posts – thank you for staying with me through all these clothes and watch this space for more dressmaking and re-fashioning in the future!
I have just sewn this lovely pleated skirt from an Ikea cotbed duvet cover that I found on Ebay… It has gorgeous hedgehogs and rabbits on it – I love it! More information and pictures can be found here…
Week 3 of Me Made May – lots of rain this week so no flip flops in sight – hoping for some sunshine next week for the final (extended) week leading up to the 31st!
I’ve been busy for the last couple of weeks making dance costumes for the girls… They danced to ‘Love’ by Lana Del Rey and ‘Magnificent’ by Elbow for a local dance competition. They both wanted me to sew them costumes to match the ones worn in the music videos (see below) – luckily they were very pleased with the results – phew!
Hooray for week 2 of Me-Made-May! As before, I have worn some items that I have sewn from scratch and others that I have re-fashioned…. some are more refashioned than others (so not a drastic alteration) – but then, there are a lot of days in May!