29 May 2013

Made Me May: week 4

Made Me May is almost over, which is good because I am close to running out of everyday me-made clothes to show you.

May 20: My self-drafted peplum blouse from before, paired with a linen half-circle wrap skirt that I made based on a Burdastyle pattern.
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This skirt is very comfy, and nice and cool for summer.  It closes with 2 metal D-rings on the side.
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May 21: Another self-drafted blouse, made from a cotton shirting.
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Gathered neckline and shirt-tail hem.  This was actually my wearable muslin for my pleated blouses.  The neckline was a bit too wide and the shoulders too tight, so I made those changes to the pattern before making the other blouses.  I also changed the gathers to pleats.
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May 23: a wool knit dress made from Butterick 5672.
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I wanted a dress that I could wear to work, but that would also be comfy and wrinkle resistant.
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I was super nervous about following the pattern instructions for cutting this already stretchy material on the bias, but after making a muslin from jersey, I decided that it should work out okay.  And it did!mmm175
The pleats on the front are flattering, it has sleeves (very important to me), and it also has a side zip.  I moved the zip to the side without the pleats to make it easier to sew in.

May 24: A Colette Crepe dress!  I made this wrap dress in an orange printed rayon with a contrast cotton tie sash.
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Another very comfortable and breezy clothing item for the summer.  mmm183
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I love how the wrap on this dress is in the back, creating a very nice V-neck.  And pockets!
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That's all for now!  I will have one more installment of Made Me May to share, so stay tuned!

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