Sew much Sewing ♥


A few years ago I began sewing my own clothes. I never really realized how much that sewing had amounted to until I was reorganizing my fabric swatch book (below) and thought to add finished projects to my notes to give each swatch a little more context. I thought I could fill this in from memory because who can't remember all of the things they've hand made?? Only a few things came to mind until I started pulling things out of drawers and off of hangers — by the end I had a massive pile of me-made clothes on the bed and very little left in my drawers (most of which doesn't really get worn since I started sewing for myself)!!!

The nerd in me needed to make an itemized list of the stack above but I've spared you having to scroll through all 59 pieces and moved it to the bottom of this post! Putting this post together has me begging the question — is there not a Ravelry-like-site for those who sew????

ETA — since posting I've had a ton of people suggest Textillia! I've signed up and am in the process of adding my sewing projects!! If you're already a member or decide to sign up come find me — I'd love to see what you're making!

A lot of my clothing is made from self drafted patterns. The photo above shows just how many pairs of undies I had to make (clear tote) before getting a pair just right. My self drafted underwear pattern is what I used to make all of my bikini bottoms.

This year is the 10 year anniversary of Me-Made May. Below is a post I made on Instagram just 5 days before I had my accident, confessing all of the reasons I've shied away from participating, and vowing to make 2019 the year I finally take part. I'd like to make good on that promise — and I think I've got enough in my wardrobe to do it!



Have you ever participated in Me-Made May?
Sewists — what are your favorite sewing patterns?!










MY ME-MADE CLOSET

Beach Cover Up — Peppermint Magazine / blue chambray from Fabricland, size 1
Bikini Top My Little Nook / clearance coral spandex from Dressew
Blackwood Cardigan — Helen's Closet / blue sweater knit from Fabricland, size S
Boxer Pajama Shorts — Melly Sews / white cotton bedsheet from Value Village
Brassie Joggers — Greenstyle Creations / blue rib knit fabric from Dressew, mid-rise, size S
Brassie Joggers — Greenstyle Creations / moss fabric from Dressew, low-rise, size S
Briar T-Shirt — Megan Nielsen / speckled cream stretch from Dressew, modified hem
Briar T-Shirt — Megan Nielsen / white jersey from Dressew, modified hem
Briar T-Shirt — Megan Nielsen / white light weight jersey from Dressew, modified unfinished hem
Briar T-Shirt — Megan Nielsen / dusty mauve, wearable muslin
Cheyenne Tunic — Hey June / plaid flannel bedsheet from Value Village, size XS
Day Tripper Top — Shwin Designs / light blue jersey from Dressew, heavily modified, size S
Ginger Jeans — Closet Case Patterns / dark stretch denim, view B, size 6
Kirsten Kimono tee — Maria Denmark / white jersey from Value Village, modified, size L
Kirsten Kimono tee — Maria Denmark / dusty mauve, wearable muslin, size S
Linden Sweatshirt — Grainline Studio / yellow tri-blend from Fabricland, size 4
Linden Sweatshirt — Grainline Studio / large loop terry from Dry Goods Design, size 4
Linden Sweatshirt — Grainline Studio / dark grey jersey bedsheet from Value Village, size 4
Linden Sweatshirt — Grainline Studio / moss fabric from Dressew, size 4
Linden Sweatshirt — Grainline Studio / moss fabric from Dressew, modified neckline, size 4
Linden Sweatshirt — Grainline Studio / medium blue jersey bedsheet, size 4, modified neckline
Linden Sweatshirt — Grainline Studio / grey polyester from Dressew, modified pattern, size 4
Penny Raglan — Grainline Studio / yellow tri-blend from Fabricland, size XS
Penny Raglan — Grainline Studio / white jersey from Dressew, size S
Phinney Ridge — Straight Stitch Designs / blue rib knit fabric from Dressew, size 4
Phinney Ridge — Straight Stitch Designs / blue rib knit fabric from Dressew, size 0
Plantain tee — Deer and Doe / medium grey jersey bedsheet from Value Village, size 38
Strata Top — Sew Liberated / patterned woven vintage bed sheet from Value Village
Strata Top — Sew Liberated / slub jersey from Dressew
Strata Top — Sew Liberated / black jersey from Fabricland, size S
Washi Dress — Made by Rae / poka dot woven cotton from Fabricland, size XS

SELF DRAFTED ~
bikini bottom — clearance coral spandex from Dressew
bikini bottom — stripped pink-purple swim remnants from Fabricland
bikini bottom — stripped orange-white swim remnants from Fabricland
boxy high-low tee — dark grey jersey bedsheet from Value Village
boxy high-low tee — white jersey from Dressew
racer back tank — cream jersey with lace
racer back tank — white jersey from Dressew
racer back tank — blue-white jersey from Girl Charlee
racer back tank — medium grey jersey from Dressew
racer back tank — blue-purple light jersey from Girl Charlee
rounded v-neck tee — white light weight jersey from Dressew
rounded v-neck tee — light grey jersey bedsheet from Value Village
scoop neck tank — medium grey jersey bedsheet from Value Village
scoop neck tank — medium grey jersey bedsheet from Value Village
scoop neck tank — blue-white jersey from Girl Charlee
scoop neck tank — white jersey from Dressew
scoop neck tank — blue-purple light jersey from Girl Charlee
scoop neck tank — deep royal blue jersey bedsheet from Value Village
scoop neck tee — cream and black speckles from Dressew
scoop neck tee — light grey jersey bedsheet from Value Village
scoop neck tee — medium grey jersey bedsheet from Value Village
scoop neck tee — blue linen slub from Dry Goods Design
scoop neck tee — blue-purple light jersey from Girl Charlee
sleep shorts — vintage pillowcase from Value Village
sleep shorts — vintage bedsheet from Value Village
sleep shorts — pale pink floral bedsheet from Value Village
sports bra — pink spandex from Dressew
sports bra — clearance light grey spandex from Dressew

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