It is almost May and that means it’s time for MeMadeMay!
Last year I tried to join, but because I only started sewing 4 months earlier, I didn’t have much me made clothes.
This year I’m in for real.
Well, I did took the pledge at Zoë’s Blog (the organizer of MMMay17)
I, Niki, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear a MeMade garment each day for the duration of May 2017 and to discover which garments i’m missing in my wardrobe. I want to have a sewing plan for the “missing” garments at the end of May.
If there’s a party, I want to join the party! (especially when it’s a sewing related party) (well, only if it’s sewing related. 😉 Yay i’m such a party animal…!)
The Triple Stitchers organized the Moneta party where everybody posts her Moneta dress on Instagram with the hashtag #monetaparty and we all can admire eachother creations and get to know more sewists on Instagram. I like that.
And because of their enthousiasm for the pattern, they made me curious for the Moneta dress.
(frankly, I saw it numerous times clicking through the Colette website but didn’t think it was something for me) (HA! Was i wrong) Lees verder “Finished: Frankenstein Moneta dress”→
The second make of the SewMyStyle Sewalong!
This time it was the Saunio Cardigan of Named Clothing. It is my first try with the Named patterns, and to be honest I am a bit intimidated by the patterns. They are very hip and have a lot of constructive details, and I always consider them out of my league (read: comfort zone).
The same with the Saunio Cardigan: a short but boxy/ oversized cardigan. Very simple, and could be elegant with a thin, very long hipster girl who likes to play with her silhouet. Everything I am not 🙂
(#momcore of the non hipster kind is more me)
But I tried the Saunio Cardigan (a heck why not) and I was pleasantly surprised. It kinda suits me!
I got some not so subtle hints from Boudewijn: he reaaaally would love to have a sweater. And well, he had some reason for those hints, because some time ago (a year..!) I started enthousiastic with a really cool hack of the Billie Sweater of Zonen09.
I don’t know why I left it for so long. And I forgot how far I was with the hacking: I just needed to cut the fabric and sew the damn thing!
I started my sewing plans for 2017 with a kick start. I spend New Years Eve making stamps and decorating t-shirts and fabric with Ieke (my 6 year old) and my mum.
The fabric of my Toaster Sweater 2 and the birthday dress of Ella (and Ieke’s very similar dress 🙂 ) were made.
After dinner I was so tired and I was afraid I couldn’t keep my eyes open till 12. So I just kept going. Ironing (so much fabric!), cutting out the Toaster Sweater pieces and tracing the Saunio Cardigan pieces. Pretty pleased with myself for keeping myself awake, gheghe.