The Quillow Queen

Me Made May #8

Posted by Lesley 15 May 2019 at 19:23

Finally, a gorgeous day and a trip to Canmore and the opportunity to wear a sleeveless summer dress.

Blue leaf sleeveless summer dress

Me Made May #7

Posted by Lesley 15 May 2019 at 19:21

The purple French terry top is out again, but this time with the front ruched up.

Ruched purple French terry top

Me Made May #6

Posted by Lesley 10 May 2019 at 21:50

Finally the weather is nice enough to wear a dress! I found a way to use up the left over feather fabric in this teal linen dress. Altering the shoulder area with the kimono sleeves proved quite the challenge though, but it was another great learning experience.

Teal linen dress

Me Made May #5

Posted by Lesley 10 May 2019 at 21:46

The weather is still too cold to break out the summer clothes, so it’s back to the beige twill pants, but at least I get to wear a t-shirt this time.

Beige Twill pants

Me Made May #4

Posted by Lesley 08 May 2019 at 02:19

I fell in love with this colorful drapey fabric and decided to have a go at these capri pants. I also lined them and gave them a belt, but there is no side seam to chop up the pattern.

Feather Capris

Treasured Memories - in honor of a Mom

Posted by Lesley 06 May 2019 at 17:53

I made these two cushions for a friend and her sister who lost their Mom last year. The most huggable picture frame ever!

Brenda's cushions

Me Made May #3

Posted by Lesley 06 May 2019 at 17:48

After taking some really great pattern drafting courses with designer Kristi Woo, I was inspired to try making something in a knit. Of course I chose a really challenging French Terry with a big design, which took many hours to cut out, but it turned out pretty good. And yes, there is a center front seam!

Purple Leaf top

Me Made May #2

Posted by Lesley 03 May 2019 at 16:09

Beige cotton twill pants

This was my first real attempt at making fitted dress pants. I had to make an insane number of pattern alterations, but after 3 mock-ups, I am pretty happy with the result.

Beige Twill Pants

Me Made May 2019 #1

Posted by Lesley 01 May 2019 at 12:00

I heard about “Me Made May” last fall and discovered this wonderful challenge which has inspired me to make my new summer wardrobe for this year instead of buying things.

My β€œMe Made May β€˜19” declaration: I endeavor to wear something that I have made (new or old), or redesigned, on at least 5 days each week during May 2019’ . I will also post pictures of each outfit on Flickr and Instagram to hopefully inspire others to have a go at making something of their own.

So here is my first Me Made May outfit - a cozy teal sweatshirt, with a swing!

Teal Sweatshirt