Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Me Made May 2013

I'm a twitter kinda kid. I dig it.

And on the twitters, my feed has been flooded as of late with beautiful projects from people, hastaged #memademay13 (or something to that effect).

Here's what it's about: but basically, make stuff in May!

I'm sort of automatically doing that, knitwear-design-wise, but this whole discovery of Me Made May (MMM'13) seredipitously collided with my SPRING FEVER. Srsly, I have never been so alight with excitement for spring. It's ignited a desire for pretty me-made dresses.

And that is what I'm hoping to do with my MMM'13.

It's challenging for me, as I'm not a big sewer. I mean, I have made the odd costume, but that's a costume. No one will fault you if your hems are wonky (or, you know, held up by copious safety pins).

I've been picking up kickass vintage sewing patterns from the second hand shop for years now. The sewing desire has been laying dormant for quite a while.
Here you see some of them.
My vintage patterns - with a contemporary Cynthia Rowley one thrown in there too!

I'm hoping to chronicle some more sewing adventures this MMM'13, because, you know, I like to keep busy people!

Here's the first piece I've finished (though technically I've been working on it since April. Not sure if it really counts as MMM!)


Julie said...

That dress is so lovely!! Those vintage patterns must be so inspiring. I'm not big on sewing, but that dress is very impressive!

Hilary said...

That dress is SO cute, Teresa! I love the fabric you chose, and the contrasting collar trim. So pretty! You're making me want to dig out my sewing machine...

Sarah Montie said...

One thing I haven't saved is my old sewing patterns. I did purchase some from the 20's that I still have. I actually made dresses that I used for costumes for a show. Love your dress.