Nancy’s does Me-Made-May ’16 – days 13-18

It is hard to believe we are more than halfway through May! Where does the time go?

Our round-up of staff-made garments is much shorter this time (and skips a couple days when we didn’t get pictures), but still full of great makes. Let’s get started!

NSB - header MMMay16 days 13-18

Day 13:

Jeannie wore an ensemble of handmade garments, consisting of a dress and topper. Her dress began as a Scout Tee, the fantastic pattern from Grainline Studio. Jeannie made a few alterations to the pattern, including scooping in the body through the waist and lengthening the sleeve, and then added two gathered tiers to create a skirt. She used an incredibly soft linen for this dress, which has the perfect weight and drape to compliment the style. Jeannie’s topper is KwikSew pattern #4104; she used a lovely printed linen/viscose for the body and lined it with rayon/acetate satin, making this an ideal spring coat!


Day 14:

Sadly, we forgot to take pictures this day 😦


Day 15:

Kitrina wore a wool bouclé jacket featuring cool antique silver buttons on a placket of layered petersham ribbon and a restyled knit top. Sadly, the original jacket pattern from Vogue is now discontinued; try Butterick #5235 for a similar look!

Kristina wore a rayon tunic and novelty print cotton skirt. Her top is the Kiomi dress-turned-tunic style, taken from Lotta Jansdotter’s book Everyday Style. She used her favorite straight skirt pattern (McCall’s #3830), which perfectly features the Frida Kahlo-inspired border print!

Jessica wore the simplest iteration of her favorite pattern from Decades of Style, #2003 1920s Hazel’s Frock. For this version of the dress, she used a cotton/rayon/nylon jacquard and left off all the scarves from the original design, for a look that is as modern as it is vintage. She also finished the bias trim at the neck and armholes to the outside, using the reverse of the fabric as face, and hemmed the skirt to the outside, for a simple, graphic look.


Day 16:

Whoopsy! We forgot to take photos on this day, too!


Day 17:

On the seventeenth, Tamara wore a knit top and woven skirt. She used KwikSew pattern #4027, altering the neckline, to make this rayon/spandex top in navy heather. Her pleated skirt, a self-drafted pattern inspired by a Japanese style, was made out of the coolest fabric: a yarn-dyed plaid canvas over-dyed in black, which fades with every wash to reveal more of the plaid.

Izzie joined in on the Me-Made-May fun, wearing a handmade wool tunic and a straw hat of her own design! The pattern for her top is the Schoolhouse Tunic from Sew Liberated designs. You may recognize her hat from our post on trimming hats for the Kentucky Derby!

Jessica wore her newest, most summery version of the beloved E.S.P. dress (Decades Everyday #101). Made of striped Italian cotton/linen shirting, this dress features a longer, pleated skirt and stripe play. Do you remember this dress from our post about Decades of Style patterns for spring?


Day 18:

Tamara wore a bright and cheery skirt made of Charley Harper print organic cotton canvas. She drafted the skirt pattern, which features pleats that hang from a yoke. For a similar pattern, try McCall’s #7022!

Did you have a premonition about Jessica’s me-made-make for the eighteenth? She wore another version of the E.S.P. dress from Decades of Style (Decades Everyday #101)! This time, she used cotton lawn in a yarn-dyed plaid, just perfect for a picnic!


We hope you enjoyed this installment of our Me-Made-Makes! Join us next time; we promise not to skip so many days again! Or simply follow us on Instagram to see our outfits every day 🙂

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