ME MADE MUSINGS

It only seems a couple of weeks or so since I was writing about my plans for Me Made May…. yet here we are in June already, two months on from when I made my pledge, and it’s been another busy month for me! May mainly coincided with plans to renovate the Distracted Household’s garden in time for the summer. My sewing time was reduced to small gaps around digging and planting; meaning I had the whole month to really consider my me mades.

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THE TRAPEZE-Y LIFE

One of my sewing goals for 2019 was to experiment with drafting personalised patterns using the bodice block I made at UAL. It’s no secret that I started sewing as I was sick of ill-fitting ready to wear; seams and style points not hitting the right spot, gaping necklines and slippery shoulders etc. Armed with a couple of pattern-drafting books, an endless supply of drafting tools, calico and a free afternoon I decided to give it a go!

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FAIR'S FAIR(FIELD)!

So, it’s only been six months (*coughs* at least…) since I bought the Thread Theory Fairfield pattern with the intentions of making Mr Distracted a well-earned handmade shirt!  And I’ve pretty much had the supplies for this make for just as long; fabric washed and ironed, pattern printed and ready to go. I guess I was put off starting by ALL. THE. PATTERN. PIECES.

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