Sunday, May 15, 2016

Maxi Skirt & Dress: PASS

Are you participating in Me-Made-May this year? I've been wearing my own stuff, but have only snapped a few daily outfit pics and have completely forgotten to check in on the fabulous giveaways. I know, right? Where are my priorities?

I have managed to make good on my pledge to rework items in my closet that aren't up to snuff. Case in point is this multi-colored knit maxi skirt in a feather print. I whipped this up on Easter in about 30 minutes using the Do it Yourself Divas tutorial.

I loved the results so much that I sewed up this striped version the next evening.

The skirts started off almost identical, but in the last month or so the feather print skirt has grown by an inch! Rather than hem it again (shudder), I pulled it up to see if it would look okay as a dress.

You know, I think it looks even better. I grabbed some bias tape and sewed some quick little straps. (Too boring to take pictures of, and I might replace them with something less stretchy, anyway.) And with that small change, it's out of the wardrobe dead zone.

Have you ever gone back to tweak something to make it more wearable? How about a major overhaul? I'm thinking of separating this party dress into a skirt and top. I think I'd wear the skirt all the time, if I could get up the gumption to take on picking out all those seams.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Announcements: Me Made May 2016!


Hooray! It's Me Made May time again. Have you signed up? All it takes is setting a personal goal. Here's mine:
I, Vanessa, of (@passfailsewing on instagram)  sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavor to wear an article of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016 and to repair, rework, or recycle an article of clothing each week that is currently languishing in my closet.
It's so much more fun to make something new than to fix a piece I've already sewn. But with just a little time, I think I could turn some nearly good pieces into things I love to wear. Nothing like a public declaration to get you moving. :)

If you haven't signed up, go ahead and take care of that business. There's a giveaway on right now that sounds freaking amazing.