Monday, April 28, 2014

Me Made May 2014

May will be arriving in just a few days! This means it is almost Me-Made May!

MMM is a month long challenge with the purpose of encouraging people to wear their handmade garments. It's a personal challenge as you can pick your pledge and choose to do as little or as much as you want. I've followed the flickr group in the past but never took part myself. I'm excited to actually be participating this year!

Here is my pledge:

I, Elizabeth of The College Seamstress ( sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavour to wear me-made items only (excluding undergarments and coats/jackets) each day for the duration of May 2014. I will also see how long I can go before repeating an outfit.

I wear a lot of my handmade clothes already, so I wanted to make my pledge a bit challenging. There are things I don't wear, so this will be great incentive for me to wear them. Although posting pictures aren't necessary as part of the challenge, I also plan to post weekly updates on my blog and post in the flickr and/or pinterest group.

If you want to read more about Me-Made May or sign up with your own pledge you can go to Zoe's post here.

Are you participating in MMM '14? What is your pledge?


Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Call for Help // Vote for Me

Hello Lovely Readers! Happy Weekend! I'm just popping in with a request. You may have heard about Challenge Create: Adult Edition that is happening over at Skirt Fixation. It is very similar to Project Sewn. This weeks theme was destash week. I entered my Easter Dress in this week's sew-along, since I used fabric from my stash to make it.

I'm so close to winning and it would really make my day if you could send some votes my way. I have never won any type of online sewing competition so this is kind of exciting for me. You can go here to vote and you have until tomorrow (Sunday) morning.

Thank you and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Easter Dress

I finished my Easter dress just in time to wear on Easter Sunday! I used a pattern I have made before - the Bebe dress pattern from Sew Serendipity. The fabric is Anna Maria Horner cotton voile that I bought from and has been sitting in my stash for over a year. I had actually planned on making myself a dress using the Bebe pattern with this fabric for Easter. Sometimes I change my mind when it comes to fabric and patterns!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pants No More

Hello everyone! Believe it or not, the skirt I am wearing was once a pair of jeans on the $1 rack at Salvation Army. They were very sad and lonely on that rack, so I being the seamstress that I am, bought them intending to use them for fabric. The jeans were very unflattering and uncomfortable and I was reminded why I never wear jeans. I decided that they could be made into something much more cute and wearable...a skirt!