Steely Seamstress

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Me-Made-May 2019: Week 1


I’m very much behind with my blogging and I’ve quite a few posts to write, but we are in Me Made May and I’ve made a pledge to participate:

I, Nicola @steelyseamstress, sign up as a particpant of Me-Made-May 2019. My aim is to wear my me-mades in glorious combinations, and sometimes with RTW items that I still have in my wardrobe. I endeavour to put neglected items back into rotation where I can.

I can’t believe that Me-Made-May has reached it’s tenth anniversary – it is amazing how much it has captured the imagination. Even more surprising is that this is my sixth Me-Made-May!



Day 1 & 2 Me mades: Over-sized sweatshirt, Black skinny jeans, Helicopter jacket

Day 3, 4 & 5 Me-mades: 3/4 sleeved t-shirt, Dark blue Wolfie jeans, Helicopter jacket (no photo)

Day 6 Me-mades: Denim jumpsuit

Day 7 Me-mades: Black surplice top, Black and ivory striped Driftless cardigan

This last week I’ve been travelling a lot of the time so have needed lots of practical jeans and sweatshirts. Not only that, I was in colder climes and by day 3 ended up wearing virtually everything that I could in one go. The me-made items were supplemented with a long-sleeved t-shirt, a sweatshirt and a waterproof coat. It was hardly a put together outfit and unsurprisingly, I wasn’t in a hurry to document it, so sorry about the gap there. Perhaps my friend managed to take a picture of that and I can add that in later.

Favourite Outfit:

Day 6 – Obviously, my new denim jumpsuit. I liked it very much in combination with this rainbow coloured long-sleeved t-shirt, which isn’t a me-made. Somehow I don’t normally wear that t-shirt, but this was a really useful combination.

Early takeaways:

  • Don’t go on holiday without enough clothes! My famed ability to travel light let me down and I was seriously cold. Yes, I had watched the weather forecast before I went and stupidly I had packed for that. The temperature was 5-10 degrees colder!
  • I’m also keen on wearing my black and ivory Driftless cardigan in combination with khaki trousers and a black top.  So pleased I actually got around to some serious cardigan making last year.

Author: steelyseamstress

Sewing a new wardrobe

4 thoughts on “Me-Made-May 2019: Week 1

  1. I really like the black skinny jeans. I just wondered which Burda pattern you used.

  2. That’s a nice pattern. Can I please just ask does the waistband sit on the waist? It looks like it from the technical drawing.

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