Me Made May 2019 Week Two

Here’s my wrap up for the second week of May. So far, so good:

Wednesday, May 8


My best pictures are the ones with my dog in them!

Pattern: Fitted Tee from an Alabama Chanin kit

Sleeve/Length: Cap sleeve

Technique: Reverse Appliqué with a few appliquéd circles from the scraps

Top Layer Fabric: Black

Bottom Layer Fabric: Black

Stencil: Paisley

Paint Color: Silver

Knots: Inside

Seams: Felled to the wrong side

Thread: Black Button Craft

Thursday, May 9


Pattern: Panel Tank

Technique: Unembellished

Top Layer Fabric: White

Seams: Open felled to the right side

Thread: White Button Craft

Stitches:Feather Stitch on open seams and binding

This is the top I finished at the swim meet last weekend. It’s going to be such a versatile basic. I’m still working on the blog post.

Friday, May 10


Teacher appreciation lunch so I wanted to be comfortable and to wear my son’s school colors, navy and orange.

Pattern: Sleeveless Tank

Technique: Unembellished

Top Layer Fabric: Navy

Seams: Felled to the wrong side

Thread: Navy Button Craft

Stitches: Herringbone stitch on the neckline

Saturday, May 11


I’m actually wearing three me made’s in this picture: an unembellished tank in natural (same as the navy top yesterday), an unembellished swing skirt in Ochre and my striped scarf.  I put some scarf details below, but you can also check out the blog post on the scarf.

Technique: Decorative stitches from The Geometry of Hand Sewing

Top Layer Fabric: Ochre

Bottom Layer Fabric: Natural

Stencil: Varigated Stripes

Paint Color: White

Thread: Natural and Dogweed Button Craft

Beads: Gold Bugle

Sequins: Gold

Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day

I’m wearing two me mades, a tank and a ruffle jacket, and an Alabama Chanin Rib pencil skirt in Twilight. The details for the tank are below and if you want to know more about the ruffled jacket check out the blog post.

Pattern: Sleeveless Tank

Technique: Negative Reverse Applique

Top Layer Fabric: Navy

Bottom Layer Fabric: Twilight

Stencil: Facets

Paint Color: White Gold

Knots: Wrong Side

Thread: Navy Button Craft

Stitches: Cretan stitch on the neckline

Monday, May 13


Oh my, I better clean this mirror before I take too many more pictures in it. It’s in my laundry room so it sees a lot of action. I’m loving this outfit! I bought the Graffiti pencil skirt and sleeveless top in Plum when they went on final sale this Spring. A white jean jacket is always right and my me made is the scarf.

Pattern: I just cut a 54″ x 12″ rectangle.

Technique: Relief Applique

Top Layer Fabric: Dove

Applique Layer Fabric Colors: White

Stencil: Angie’s Falls

Paint Color: White

Knots: Wrong Side

Thread: White button Craft

Beads: There are a few white bugle beads

Stitches: The appliqués are whipstitched, the painted shapes are chain stitched

Tuesday, May 14

Another Alabama Chanin bought skirt dressed up with some me mades. My blog post about How I used my faded fabric bundle to learn more about the bolero and the scarf. I really like how the sleeves on the bolero turned out. Also, the black corset is unembellished. The beauty of the corset is that it is reversible to a fun T-shirt design from RVA Makerfest. Once again, you can’t go wrong with a jean jacket.

Another successful week and the best part is the more I play with my me made clothes, the more ways I realize I can wear them.

Oh, and I finally got around to my Work-In-Progress pile. I’m almost done adding the binding to a ballet corset I made about a year ago. I think the Rosebud is just right!


I hope you all are enjoying this month as much as I am!