13 May 2013

Made Me May: Week 2 continued

I made it through all 7 days of week 2 wearing me-made clothes!  Here is a recap of the second half of the week.

May 9: The shirt is a heavily modified version of Simplicity 2255.  I removed all the darts, and added gathers at the shoulder seam for shaping.
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I also altered the button positions, so that they are placed in pairs down the front placket.
The jeans were altered to a narrower trouser-style fit from the original wide leg trousers that they were.

May 10: This is a self-drafted shirt with a modified princess seam and cap sleeves.  This is quickly becoming another of my go-to shirt patterns.  I used this pattern to showcase one of my favorite Liberty prints, the Tatum in aqua.
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Even the side view shows pretty decent shaping.  I'm pretty proud of this pattern!mmm89

May 11: I went walking about Boston proper on Saturday in this dress, made from a pattern that I cannot find (it's either butterick or simplicity).  The front wraps around to tie in the back.
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It also has side-seam pockets, useful when strolling about town.mmm97

May 12: Sunday was a lazy day.  I hung out around the house sewing in this comfy knit shift.  This was a very simple A-line dress with raglan sleeves, finished with white bias binding.  mmm114 mmm111 mmm112 mmm113
That's it for week two!  Stay tuned for the rest of MMM'13!

Also, happy Monday!

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