Into the 4th week for Me Made May. Still, no double ups. I have more in the me-made wardrobe than I thought!
Day 21: Another New Look 6000. This was the first one I ever made. It's when I fell in love with ponte as a woven. The black gloves are from eBay and the boots are from Wollongong. Very old boots, I'm talking purchased in 2004/2005 old! They have done me well and are still comfortable. It will be a sad day when they fall apart.
Day 22: Second New Look 6000 in a row! I blogged about this one, it was part of my 'sewing a new Mad Men style work wardrobe' plan. Green gloves are vintage from eBay.
Day 23: Purple Jan sweater! I love this sweater. It's so pretty and warm and lovely. It's from A Stitch In Time by Susan Crawford. They are brilliant books. Cardi is angora from Forever New from years ago. Circa 2007.
Day 24: Red Princess Twinset Jumper. It's made from a solid red cotton - Gelato yarn from Spotlight. I do have to wear some thermals underneath but it's all good. Pants are from the Salvos. They are actually a 7/8 length, but go well when tucked into boots.
Day 25: 1940s style knitted cape. It's toasty warm. Blouse is vintage from eBay, pants are Hell Bunny... I think? They have fallen apart. I do need to sew them back together. Bit disappointing really.
Day 26: My 1930s Sunday Pictorial Beret from A Stitch in Time by Susan Crawford. It's perfect for eating up those awkward one or two balls of left over 4ply. The sun was delicious this day. I was trying to catch it all before it goes during winter.
Day 27: Little green earrings that I made by whacking some earring posts onto vintage resin moulds. The bangles were picked up recently at the local Salvos. It was a casual Sunday of house hangs and grocery shopping.
There is considerable progress being made on the fair isle vest. It hurts my hands more to tension two colours at once. I am actively trying to make the floats looser. The fair isle sections are still very stretchy which is good!
Third week done. Slowly moving towards to end of the month... So far, I have managed to wear something different each day. No double-ups. That wasn't part of the plan, but I do wonder if I can continue it....
The weather has been sitting around the low 20s (C). I've worn some items that don't get out much. Fair warning - there are lots of pictures in this post. Stay tuned for TWO Bonus Round projects down the end.
Day 14: 1940s knitted 'Connie' jumper from an original 40s pattern book. The stitch pattern is really stunning. The high neckline takes a bit of getting used to, but it looks so 40s. The back neckline has 4 little press studs to help with getting into and out of the top.
Day 15: Wanda Vest with a drapey rayon blouse from Dangerfield underneath. Pants are from Retrospec'd.
Day 16: Knitted Cropped Winter Sweater by Andi Satterlund. This is/was a free pattern and my first go at seamless knitting. It worked pretty well! Paired with a Country Road wool skirt from eBay. Long black boots are from Roc. I would really like these boots in brown too.
Day 17: After running a poll on my Instagram stories for which knitted top went best with the brown tweed 40s style suit, the dusty pink Jan Sweater won. Suit and shoes are both from eBay.
Day 18: The Cowl Neck Dress from Sew Over It London. It's a pretty great staple. Easy to whip up in an evening and simple to throw on. The bag is vintage from eBay. Belt was stolen from mum years ago. Boots are by Colorado.
Day 19: Wonderfully toasty 8ply jumper from a 1970s vintage pattern. I didn't think I liked the raglan sleeves, but turns out the designer was right. Raglan sleeves were perfect for this top and the squishy stitch pattern. I did stitch down the shawl collar to keep in in place. Vintage kilt and earrings from Bow & Crossbones.
Day 20: An oldie but a goodie. Mint infinity cowl which is perfect for throwing on and doing the groceries.
Knitter. Home seamstress. Dance Teacher.