Category Archives: Me-Made-May ’13

Me-Made-May ’13 Recap

Well, I did it! I wore at least one handmade item per day for the month of May. However, I did not manage to capture a photo of every day. Some days the only item was my knickers. We didn’t have the amazing weather we were expecting in Croatia and the handmade items I had with me were a little too summery some days.



Wearing my Peacock Datura Blouse in Cavtat.


And my Hazel in Dubrovnik.

Peacock Datura Blouse

After realizing that I was going to be seriously limited to wearing dresses for much of May, I pushed myself to sew some separates. So, here is my Datura blouse. We stopped by Beacon Hill Park on Sunday after brunch to take some photos. I made version B with the peter pan collar in a light cotton voile (that wrinkles easily.)

Peacock Datura



We also met this guy in the park.


What? It’s not a dress??

First off, I just want to say how much of a dream Colette Patterns are to sew with. I think I would have given up making clothing long ago if it weren’t for the independent pattern makers out there. I still remember my first truly successful project, my Rooibos dress. The pattern pieces go together without a hitch and they always fit. I don’t think I’ve ever had one of the big four even come close to fitting.

So here they are, my first pair of shorts using the Iris pattern. I love them, they are perfect and I love it when I get to use my own ceramic buttons.

And, today for day 10 of Me-Made-May, I paired it with a Renfew T with a modified sleeve.