Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Nettie of many Colors

"Bodysuit, I love thee. Let me count the ways...."

I am a sucker for a good bodysuit. Not just any bodysuit though. A bodysuit with a unique design element, one that's not too high cut and doesn't HAVE to be worn with something high-waist, and the most important thing: one with a snap crotch! My mom has passed down at least 7 or 8 bodysuits to me over the years but none of them has everything that I'm looking for. They're all 1 for 3 or 2 for 3. Never 3 for 3. Then Heather came along and put my heart's desire into one pattern: The Nettie Bodysuit.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Freezing Summers - McCalls 6996

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that summer is my FAVORITE season! I just really love the sun and all of the fun that comes with it.  The ONLY problem with the summer is work. lol Not my job, I love my job. But the building I work in feels like 50 degrees as soon as the sun starts showing itself outside. And 50 degrees is not very conducive to the tank tops and sun dresses that I love to wear this time of the year. SO I decided to make myself a few cardigans.  The first of at least 2 is this one:

Monday, May 25, 2015

MMMay'15 Week 3 Roundup

Happy Memorial Day everyone! My thoughts are with anyone and everyone that has lost someone in the line of duty. I come from a family with a lot of military personnel but have been blessed to have them still around. I don't think I could imagine losing them in that way and my respect goes out to those that have.

Today is also the 1 year anniversary of my Grandfather's death. He did serve his country as well so it is nice to be able to remember him today of all days.

About Me-Made-May, this last week I was not feeling my best so my face looks pretty bummed in some of these lol. I started feeling better near the end of the week though! And I got some new pieces in as well!


Day 18
Refashioned Skinny Pants (blogged)
RTW Blazer & Crop Top

Day  19
Mad Men dress (blogged)
New Look 6243

Day 20
I was in bed most of this day and did not actually get dressed :-/

Day 21
Wave Cardigan (unblogged)
McCall's 6996
RTW tank top, Thrifted khakis

Day 22
Oversized Infinity scarf/hood/blanket (unblogged)
Did not get dressed, spent all day doing my hair lol

Day 23
Betsey Johnson Bodysuit (unblogged)
Nettie Bodysuit
RTW skirt

Day 24
Missy Bossy Pants (blogged)
Burda 6981
  I'm so excited to write the final Roundup and assess what I've learned from my first Me-Made-May. I have JUST enough pieces to get me through this last week lol. I am working on getting more done though. Now that my measurements are looking closer to the ones I started sewing with, I feel more confident in putting in the work to make the garments. I have a UFO from February that should be done this week. It only needs a zipper and for the lining to be inserted (already constructed). I also have fabric washed and dried for about 10 more pieces so I'm excited to get started on those.

That's what's going on around here. See you soon with some blog posts of the unblogged pieces I have from this post and the last one.

Have a great Holiday!

Monday, May 18, 2015

MMMay'15 Week 2 Round Up

Good Afternoon! This post is a bit late because yesterday was super busy with my family and then instead of remembering to write this round up, I watched Maleficent for the first time. Sorry, not sorry that movie was awesome lol


Day 11
Dress into a Top (blogged)
RTW Cardigan and Jeans

Day  12
Dress into a Maxi Skirt (blogged)
RTW top

Day 13
Leopard color-block dress (blogged)
Kwik Sew 3633
RTW Cardigan

Day 14
Lace Pencil Skirt (blogged)
New Look 6103
RTW blouse and cardigan

Day 15
Leaping Leopard (blogged)
Vogue 1395

Day 16
Faux Leather Jeans (blogged)
RTW sweater

Day 17
Sleeveless Vest (unblogged)
Simplicity Sew Simple A37
RTW top and Jeans
I'm feeling really good because I finished 3 UFO's this weekend! And I got pics in all of them! Ha! There's some productivity for you! lol I'm hoping to keep this streak going. I have a bunch more on the cutting table and a blanket I want to make this week for a baby on the way :-D
I'm excited for summer and the dresses that I have planned. I just need to keep consistent in that gym so that I can fit into them -_-. I've been taking whatever random class they have at the gym whenever I'm able to go. So far I've taken Body Step, Body Pump, Body Attack, Yoga, Kangoo Jumps, Pilates and Triple Threat. Tonight I'm going to try out Body Combat. I may even stay for Zumba but idk because some Zumba classes are so cutesy. I want something that's gonna make me feel something so we'll see.
That's all that's going on with me! I hope you all have a great week and don't forget to follow me on Instagram!
How's your Me-Made-May pledge going??

Monday, May 11, 2015

MMMay15' Week 1 Round Up

I'm back with the Roundup for Week 1! I've learned quite a few things so far. One of the things is that I dress much cuter now that I'm forced to find an outfit to revolve around one piece of clothing. lol  It's making me want to hurry up and finish some more garments so I can extend this challenge a bit lol. Anyway, I changed to format of the round up a little to make it more informative.

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Day 4
Scandal-inspired Cape (blogged)
RTW skirt & tank top

Day  5
Valentine High-waisted Pencil skirt (blogged)
self-drafted from tutorial
RTW tank top

Day 6
Two-piece Set-acular Crop (blogged)
RTW Blazer & High-waisted wide-legged pants

Day 7
Rose Dress (blogged)
RTW Cardigan

Day 8
Sewn Double (blogged)
RTW sports bra

Day 9
Pink Denim Jungle Jeans (blogged)
Hand-me-down bodysuit

Day 10
Electric Maxi (blogged)
Mom: self-drafted maxi from tutorial (unblogged)

If you want to see other people's makes on Instagram, check the official hashtag #mmmay15 or you can also see #mmm15 or #memademay15. Don't forget to check the flickr group as well!

Still working on these UFO's! That's all that's going on over here :-)
Are you guys still participating in Me-Made-May? How are those challenges going??

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MMMay'15 Week .5 Round Up

Hey! I have pulled out all of my me-makes / me-altered items out of the closet and drawers and have tried to start planning my outfits lol Like I mentioned in my pledge post, I'll be doing a weekly round up on Mondays so here is my first one.

[My pics are from Instagram so if you want to see the full pics and to follow along, follow me!]

Day 1
Shiny Leopard (blogged)
McCall's 6839
RTW pants

Day 2
Another Leaopard Vogue (blogged)
Vogue 1314
 Day 3
High-waist Pencil Skirt (blogged)
Self-drafted from tutorial
RTW blouse
If you want to see other people's makes on Instagram, check the official hashtag #mmmay15 or you can also see #mmm15 or #memademay15. Don't forget to check the flickr group as well!

I have a cardigan and a vest that needs hemming right now and that will add 2 more pieces to my arsenal. I also have 1 nettie that needs snaps and 2 more on the table to cut as well as 2 more cardigans to cut. I'm hoping this Friday, I can get a number of those things out of the way on my day off. Wish me luck!