Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Me Made May {The Final Four}

Well guys, I did it! A whole month of wearing something I made every day. And with no repeats!

Bow print Cynthia Rowley Dress
{Simplicity 2281} 

Memorial Day
Vintage 40s Patriotic Frock
{New Make}
Featured in previous post.

Cheery Cherry Print Dress
Fabric is Waverly Inspirations from Walmart. πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’
{New make}
Keep your eyes peeled for a future post featuring my nieces in matching dresses!

Cottage Garden Vintage Sheet Dress. 
Blog post here.

Here are all the new makes during this challenge! Not too shabby!

Whew. Now to focus my attention on the vintage sale a friend & I are doing in a little over a week. πŸ˜†

Ahhh Summer.

What are you working on?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial day...
Aka the 1st day of Summertime 'round here! I thought it would be the perfect occasion to wear this 1940s frock I made for Me Made May. I had the perfect vintage fabric & *just* the right amount for this pattern. And it ended up fitting quite well with no adjustments! Hip hip hooray! 

The scallops {my favorite part about this pattern} don't show up all that well in this busy print but I think it still adds that special lil somethin'-somethin'. I'll just have to make it again in a more plain fabric to showcase them. 

We had a fun cookout for lunch today! Burgers, dogs, & all the fixin's.

Mom, Aims, & I had to have our obligatory pic. {Here ya go Ang!} πŸ˜‰

And to finish it all off we had ice cream & homemade funnel cakes! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ Yum!

Did you do anything fun today?

πŸ’• Michelle πŸ“ 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Me Made May {Week 4}

Wow, the last full week of May! Can you believe it? To be honest I'm getting a wee bit tired of having my picture taken Now I kind of know how the kids feel when they say "No more pictures, Shell!" When I'm being the auntarazzi. πŸ˜‰ {Of course it's only my own fault that I'm doing this challenge. But still.}

Here's  {Sunday}
Blue Tweed Lace Sweater from Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal book. 

The Friendliest Flower Frock

Bella Cabled sweater from my last post.
{New make!}

Country Kitchen Curtains Dress 🌽

Vintage Bow Print Feedsack Peasant Blouse πŸŽ€

Mod Cath Kidston Dress 🌹
{New Make!}
I'd been saving this Cath Kidston Provence Rose fabric for years! I nervously cut it out in the vintage 1967 pattern & I'm really happy with how it turned out! So comfy too!

Beautiful Botanical Beach Belles Cap sleeved top from Debbie Bliss. It's s'posed to get up to 80°F today so I'm prepared! πŸ˜₯ 

Do you have any plans for the Memorial day weekend? We're planning on a cookout Monday if the weather holds!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pretty Pink Peonies

I'll tell you what.
This Me-made challenge is doing wonders for my ufo pile! {Unfinished objects}
I started this sweater back in February & set it aside to make a baby gift. Well, then it had completely left my mind & I just remembered it this week!

All I had left to do was the sleeves.
{And they're short sleeves at that!}
So Sunday afternoon I put off my church clothes & put on some comfies, made a pot of tea, put in a movie, & picked up my needles. Ah, bliss.

And Debbie Bliss actually. πŸ˜‰ The pattern is from her Bella booklet & is made of her yarn of the same name. This beautiful shade of mauve-y pink reminds me so much of peonies.

I love these beautiful blooms...

And these intricate cables.

I didn't have a skirt that went with this new sweater so I just wore it over the top of one of my dresses. I think I worked rather well. {Except that I should've iron the skirt. πŸ™ˆ}

Don't you just love peonies?

πŸ’• Michelle πŸ“ 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Me Made May {Week 3}

Oh, deary me! I nearly neglected this week's me-made summary!

Here are Momma & me on Mother's day. I'm wearing my birthday dress from last year. {With newly thrifted $2 vintage heels!}

Cap sleeved top from Debbie Bliss Beach Belles booklet 

Vintage border print sheet skirt {new make} & knit Simple Vest from Debbie Bliss Amalfi booklet. 

The Sunshine Frock! Dottie Angel {Simplicity 1080} made from vintage fabric which my Mema gave me.

Potty over Beatrix Potter Dress
{New make}
But you know all about it already.πŸ˜‰
{Or see previous post if you do not.}

Another Dottie Angel frock! This one is made of fine wale corduroy with pretty pink roses from Hobby Lobby. With the trusty wellies on a rainy day!

Cable & blackberry tank from Debbie Bliss Fez book.

I can't believe I've made it this far without a repeat yet! Maybe I will make it. {But if I don't & have to do an outfit repeat that's ok too.} πŸ˜‰ 

♡Michelle πŸ“

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Potty over Beatrix Potter Dress

I've made a lot of quirky & kitschy dresses in my time. But this one may be my favorite  {or should I say favourite?} 😊 The prettiest of pastels...and all of our beloved characters from the imagination & paintbrush of Miss Potter. 

My sweet sister Kelsey recently got this vintage Peter Rabbit doll for me at a garage sale! 😍 Isn't he the sweetest? And in this pic you can see a closer look at the skirt fabric of my dress.

Photos of me taken by my wee leetle rabbit Abbey. πŸ’•πŸ°πŸ‘―

I know what I'll be wearing on July 28th! πŸ˜‰

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Me Made May {Week 2}

Here are this week's me-made outfits!

Record player print dress

Boatneck sweater with Bow from Debbie Bliss' Beach Belles booklet 

La Robe de Macaron πŸ’• 

Hey doll! Matroyskaprint dress. 
This is the only new make this week.

Pastel Victory Jumper 

Nautical vintage blouse 

Beachy striped dress 


I'm starting to run out of me-made things now! I'm hoping to be able to make it the whole month without repeating anything. I better get crackin'! πŸ˜‰ This week was pretty busy so I was only able to make one dress. Hopefully next week will be more productive. 😊

πŸ’• Michelle πŸ“

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Me Made May {Week 1}

This merry month of May I'm joining in with oodles of other makers in wearing something I've made every day for Me Made May. {#mmmay17} It's been lots of fun so far! Here are the outfits I wore this week {except for Monday, the 1st because I cheated that day & stayed in sweatpants & a Shopkins t-shirt because I didn't decide to join in the me-made merriment until after I'd gotten dressed for the day. And I was far too comfortable to change. πŸ˜†}

Tuesday was this groovy remake of a 60s housedress. 

Wednesday was a cabled cardi from Debbie Bliss' Land Girl booklet.

Thursday was a pastel Parisian Print frock. These lovely fabric were Waverly Inspirations from Walmart. 

Friday was a pinafore made from some lovely vintage fabric remnants. 

And today {Saturday} is a Fairisle yoke sweater also from the Debbie Bliss Land Girl booklet. 

Thursday & Friday's looks were both made the day before they were worn so this little challenge is definitely helping my sewing game. {And helping me work through my stash which is always a very good thing. πŸ˜‰}

I can hardly wait to decide what to wear & make next week!


What are you working on?
πŸ’• Michelle πŸ“