Me Made May Week Three

Another week in lockdown and I have been doing a bit of sewing, yay!

I have finished my Pietra pants by closet case, my Cashmerette Webster Dress and I have started my Shelby Dress by True bias. A busy week!!

Pietra pants by closet Case Webster Dress Cashmerette Shelby Pattern by True Bias


Saturday 16th May

A casual hang out at home today so I had my lovely Stevie dress by Tilly and the buttons on, this is made with beautiful dogtooth linen by Merchant & Mills and a lovely double gauze contrast by Kokka. Now looking at this dress I don’t know why I haven’t made more I really like the loose shape of this and how comfortable it is to wear.


The Stevie dress The Back of the Stevie dress  

Sunday 17th May

Popped a little visit in to my step mum and took a few shots of this new sew. This was a pattern I bought back when I first started sewing and it is called the Daisy dress, it’s a simple sew with two pieces no darts, a fold down neckline to create dramatic neck opening and the arm holes are finished with bias binding.
With this version I made the front and the back the same size, whereas on the pattern normally the back is smaller but I wanted to option of wearing the dress back to front. Whether I actually do this or not I’m not sure but I wanted the option. I have had the fabric for ages, it’s a Cotton and steel cotton and I love the fishy print. This will be a throw on casual dress perfect for festivals (when we are allowed to).

the daisy dress the back of the daisy dress

The daisy dress

Monday 18th May

In the shop today showing off my new Lillestoff fabrics and I popped this little number on. My Willow Tank top mix, I loved the triangle fabric so much a Sevenberry cotton and wanted to use a scrap of it and so paired it with a mid-blue denim for this colour block top. It’s a little tent like with the fabric on bottom but it’s a nice one to wear.

 The willow tank top

Tuesday 19th May

I finished my Cashmerette Webster dress which I made in a Triangle print twill viscose which we have for sale on the website at the moment. This fabric was lovely to sew, a little more concentration needed on the cutting out though, little slippery.
I love the shape of this dress, it was still a little big even though I sent down a size compared to my toile but it works and it’s my current fav. I think I need a plain black one in this pattern for that ever important little black dress. Such a nice shape to wear and I feel good in it.

 My Webster dress by cashmerette

Webster dress back ofThe website dress front

Wednesday 20th May

Back in the shop today to do a bit of sorting out and I wore another Stevie, this time a top version I made. Again with a contrast pocket, trim and yoke this time with a Robert Kaufmann cotton Neon Neppy fabric and another double gauze. This one I did with a bow but I think I prefer the button and loop, I’m not really a bow person.

 Stevie top Stevie top back

Thursday 21st May

I finished my Pietra pants toile, and I will be wearing these. The fabric is an unknown inherited at some point. It is a stable fabric, a satin feel and a twill effect on it. This pattern has really worked out, I love the flat front design of these with the comfortable elasticated back. I had to take 5cm out of the length of the waist to crotch as I always do because I have a short everything and this worked out perfectly.

I really do love how these fit everywhere! Legs, bum, hips, waist (I know its elasticated but you know). I will be making more and already have my mid-weight denim cut out and ready to sew.

Pietra pants

the Pietra pants Pietra pants

Friday 22nd May

Back in the shop today and I have another toile on. This one I made a few years back and it’s a Deer and Doe Belladone dress in a semi heavy ponte roma, the pattern is designed for woven fabric but I wanted to use some stretch. I took some length out of the bodice on this one and didn’t use a zip as it was in stretch. It was a lovely sew the only thing I did different with the final version was make the darts slightly lower as they are a little high on this version.

Belladone dress in ponte roma

Back of the belladoneBelladone Dress

I hope you have enjoyed my MeMadeMay week three sews. If you have any questions about any of these let me know.

Also lastly I have loved seeing all of your me mades you guys rock, such a talented bunch x

1 comment

  • Alison Dixon

    Hi liz, I really like the stevie dress has it got a zip ? I want to make a really simple easy dress as I’m not a good sewer just love it. X

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