Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Preparations for Me-Made-May

I made a list of items I think I will need for Me-Made-May. I think it may be just a tad too long for me to finish before May arrives but hey, not everything has to be finished by the start of the month, I can still make stuff for wearing later in the month!

My spring trench coat is misbehaving. The sleeves make me want to cry so I have kind of taken a break from that. I wanted to narrow the sleeves and I also took in the side seam of the coat a bit too. So that makes the curve of the sleeve head (is that what it's called?) not the right size. I have been unpicking seams (even some top-stitched ones, basting, pinning, unpicking basting, re-basting. It is frustrating. I really want the sleeves to sit right.

I picked out some white buttons for it which match the dots but now I think the contrast is a bit too strong. I wonder if the ladies in the button shop will let me exchange them for something else. (I couldn't find brown buttons in the right shade). Maybe I will use self-covered buttons.

So I have been working on other stuff. I made a linen dress. I will post more about it when I have better pics but here is a quick snap I took of it before I hemmed it.




I only had one set of me-made pyjamas. So I am making another set. I have done the top.



The bottoms are half-finished. Just got to do the hems and add elastic.


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