OK, how is it May already? Ack! But here we are, and you know that means the start of Me Made May, right? This year I’m challenging myself to wear at least one thing that I’ve made every day. I might go for a few days of wearing only things that I’ve made, too, but I can’t give up wearing blue jeans for an entire month, and so far I haven’t sewn any jeans. (When I was in middle school my Mom sewed me a pair of Calvin Klein jeans, and I loved them. One of these days I may just have to make some myself!) So, are you going to play? You can read all about it right here. I’ll be posting my photos to the Oliver + S Instagram account this time. But I hope you’ll consider doing it, too. You can set your own parameters, with no stress. Come on, it will be fun!
We’ve got another busy weekend planned, with a fancy tea party on Saturday and tickets to the ballet on Sunday. But next week I’ll be back to start the Oliver + S spring pattern sew-alongs beginning with the Parachute Sweatpants. I’ll kick things off Monday with a tutorial that will show you how to add pockets to the sweatpants or to the Butterfly Skirt, so be sure to come back for that. I’ll also be introducing you to the new Liesl + Co. women’s patterns starting on Wednesday. The paper patterns just arrived, and they look great! I hope you’ll tune in for those introductions, too. I’m really looking forward to sharing them with you.
Well, it’s been a few weeks since my last weekly wrap-up post, so let’s get to it, shall we?
If I’m not mistaken, this smocking appears to be worked on (knit) jersey. I love it, especially the dense texture created by the stitches themselves. Am adding this to my (long) list of things to try.
Sarvi posted the cutest shibori indigo dress the other day. Isn’t this clever? She made the heart shape with a stitch resist, and it turned out perfectly!
Love this color blocking. I think this would be perfect for the Lisette B6183 top. (I hope to sew this pattern for myself next week if all goes well. Have you sewn it yet?)
And I’d wear that top (above) with yarn-dye striped Liesl and Co. Girl Friday Culottes like these. So cute!pinterest link
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Have a great weekend!