I'm not participating in "Me Made May" this year, but I'm hoping to have enough me made clothing by next May to participate. Before May, I only had 4 tops, and 1 dress that I could wear that I made myself. Not enough to get through the month. But I do wear my me made clothing regularly. The only one I don't wear much is the Sutton blouse I made. I lost more weight and it's too big on me. I need to take it in. But it's a pain because of all the French seams. Oh well. On to new makes.
I made two Eucalypt tank tops, pattern by Megan Nielson. I used beautifully soft rayon remnants that I bought at Fabricland.
Both of these fit me really well. I made the XL and had to add some width at the waist down to the hem. So I added a 1/2 inch to the front and back pattern pieces grading it to nothing at the arm hole. Other than that no other changes were made. I used store bought bias binding to finish the neck, arm holes and hem. I love both these tops and will wear these often in the summer.
I also made the Brumby skirt by Megan Nielson for my daughter. This pattern runs too small for me and I will have to grade it up if I want to make it for myself. I used a stretch cotton sateen from Fabricland to make this skirt. I made the XL for her and had to use 1/4 inch seams at the waist for it to fit her. I also reduces the width of the waistband as it was really wide and she found it uncomfortable. Once I reduced the width it was much better. This was my toile ( practice piece) in order to get all the fit issues resolved. It's cute and will make it again for her.
Don't look at the pattern matching as I didn't do it. Lol! And this was my first time putting in a zipper in clothing. I struggled a bit to make this skirt because I made a lot of stupid mistakes. The instructions were excellent. I just should have followed them better. Lol! Oh well, next time I'll do better.
I also made my daughter a vintage style bikini.
I used a swimsuit fabric remnant from Fabricland to make it. The patterns I used are the Scarlette bralette by ohhhlulu patterns on etsy, and the high waisted pantie also by ohhhlulu. I added a four inch band to the bralette to make it into a long line bra. It worked perfectly. I recycled the bra hardware and straps from an old bra that didn't fit anymore. The suit fits her just right. The patterns were easy to follow. I will definitely make these again.