Me Made May…….I made it!!!!

It’s over and I actually did it, I wore two handmade items (and some times more) for each day of May. I thought two would be a challenge (I did one item last year) and some days it was, some days I did cheat little by including my watson bra as one item (technically it is, but you know what I mean). The hardest thing was remembering to document every day and I did slack a little on that as you can see if you count all the photos (only 22…..opps), but….to be fair I did go camping in the middle and was trying to be phone free!!!

If you were participating in Me Me May ’15 how was for you? Did you complete your pledge? And if you were just observing did you get inspired? I personally loved checking  Instagram everyday to see what fab creations were popping up!!

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Ist row, New look 6145 top and Named Jamie Jeans, Nettie bodysuit and Scout tee, Fehr trade surf to summit top and steeplechase leggings

2nd row, Style arc Carly jumpsuit and Sew U home stretch breton top, New Look 6145 knit dress and watson bra, Burda wool biker jacket, Simplicity 1366 top and Jamie jeans

Row 3, Burda trousers and Lisette top. Nettie bodysuit and new look 1696 trousers, grain line moss skirt mini and self drafted top

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Row 4, BHL Victoria blazer with Jamie jeans and Sew u home stretch Breton top, Vogue 9175 culottes jumpsuit, Simplicity 1696 top with new look 6104 trousers

Row 5, Watson bra with dress, Jamie jeans with simplicity 1366, new look 6145 in chambray (and watson bra!),

Row 6, New look 6048 & Simplicity 2451 hack dress in Liberty print , Republique du chiffon robe eve with Nettie underneath. And a new Stylearc Carly jumpsuit in blue slinky microfibre!!

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Row 7, style arc Carly jumpsuit, schnittchen coco jacket with Jamie jeans

Row 8, new look 6144 in linen, burda lounge pants and sew u home stretch raglan quilted sweatshirt!!


Ok so the conclusion is that I have pretty decent handmade wardrobe and most items are in quite heavy rotation, I probably need to try not wearing jeans so much in my life., and I seem to have a thing for yellow shoes!!

I’m missing some decent skirts and maybe a few more t-shirts would be good, but apart from those I’m quite happy, of course I have sewing plans…always have sewing plans, next up is  a few summer dresses and a pair of culottes !!!!

How about you what next on your sewing list??




Another top that came out of the my Isle of wight trip. The fabric is a soft knit from Fabrics Galore, it was just one of those fabrics that you know you gotta have but have no idea what your gonna do with.

After some thought I had the idea that it would make a good Hemlock, but unfortunately I did not have the foresight to print the pattern before going away..duh!!

So with my friend Sheridan we self drafted a pattern based on a jumper she already had. It turned out pretty ok, which is saying something because everything else I have previously self drafted has turned out to be a disaster.. I am slowly learning to be a more precise person.


I love this print and the shape.


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It is very comfy and the perfect jumper to throw on over leggings when you feel the need to be slouchy. The only difference I might make next time would be to widen the neckline.

I’ve photographed it  here over my new Jamie Jeans which I will blog about soon but am still getting to grips with photographing things..I feel like a complete amateur…oh yeah i am!!


A little bit of neon

I keep seeing neon everywhere and though I haven’t worn neon since about 1985, I thought I would take the plunge with just the weeniest bit ……… just to keep up with the kids (as you do).



The grey jersey was from my stash, but the yellow neon I bought at Fabrics Galore, it has a lovely weight to it and they had a great selection of colours so I think I will be back soon to purchase more!

The pattern is from Sew U Home Stretch from Built by Wendy, I first heard of this great book from Tilly here, and I love it, lots of versatile patterns that you can alter and adapt. It also has lots of handy tips and advice on knits.

I’m happy how it turned out, I did alter the neckline and now it is a little wide, so has to be worn with tank top as it tends to slip off the shoulder! Will have to fix that on the next one, and there will be more. It was a super quick make, which was so satisfying. The overlocker also got an outing and now that I am over some of my teething problems I love the finish.



As it is selfish sewing week I had a few tops cut out and ready to sew and magically this coincides with Me Made May which I have signed up for. Last year I chicken out and just watched from the sidelines, so I thought with my new dedication to blog I could also make a pledge to Me Made  May ’14, so here it is.

‘I, Sandesh, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear at least on item of own made clothing, and dress my son in one handmade item(clean clothes permitting) each day for the duration of May 2014’

So fingers crossed for tomorrow and the rest of the month, I am excited about keeping my pledge.