Simplicity 1284 Close Up Front

Simplicity 1284 Dress

This dress was one of my 2018 Make Nine patterns and I did actually made it last year, but never got around to photographing and blogging it. The pattern is part of the Simplicity vintage range and includes a dress with two sleeve lengths and a vest/jacket which is either sleeveless or three quarter sleeved.

Nina Lee Southbank

Hello, I am back on the blog after an eight month hiatus with a Southbank Sweater from Nina Lee! The Southbank Sweater was the perfect pattern to return to the sewing table with, as it's a simple shape and made from stretch fabric so there's no need to worry too much about fitting. I had seen a lot of gorgeous versions on Instagram, especially Ruthiesews versions, so it had been on my list for a while.

Colette Aster Close Shoulder

Colette Aster

I've had the Colette Aster blouse on my "to sew" list for months now and I finally finished it in time for Me Made May last month. I'm really pleased with how it has turned out and it's such a great everyday top that will go with a lot of things in my wardrobe.

Me Made May 3

Me Made May 2018 Round Up!

We have come to the end of another year of Me Made May and a huge thanks to So Zo for hosting again. Here are my thoughts about what I've learnt this year.

I have built on some of the lessons I learnt in last year's challenge (you can see last year's post here) by adding more colours than just blue, using some bolder prints, making another Colette Mabel skirt and adding more separates (see my Alice,  Coco and Susie). 

Megan Nielsen Acacia Bow

Megan Nielsen Acacia Knickers

I'm not normally the kind of girl who posts photos of her underwear online (!) but I have to show you my new favourite knicker pattern, the Acacia from Megan Nielsen. They are the underwear pattern I've been hunting for as you can tell that they are designed by a woman, Megan has thought of everything you look for in the perfect pair of everyday pants. They have a great bottom coverage (I am definitely not a fan of wedgies!), are low rise (but not so low they fall down), comfortable, have a good shaped gusset (no irritating seams in the wrong places) and have an excellent construction that means they are washable again and again. The best thing of all though is that the pattern is FREE!