Me Made May

Woven by Society about sharing your stories as well as learning and teaching. Part of my story is constantly challenging myself and moving out of my comfort zone. Not only is Me Made May doing both of these, but it also has a great story behind it. It is a great challenge which encourages “…people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to actually wear and love them.” I love the message behind the challenge and decided I would join #MMMAY16. I pledge to wear at least one garment every day that I have made myself, and I will aim to post pics daily (or whenever I can) for the month of May.

My Story Continues… From Barbies to Cabbage Patch Kids

My first attempts with Barbie clothes…as you can see my first pair of pants – no waistband, (good thing her rubber legs hold her pants up), followed up with a waistband on the skirt – what an achievement – I still remember being so proud of myself! As I grew older, so did my preference of dolls – on to Cabbage Patch Kids. Luckily for me my mum came through again and helped me make some of the fashions (?)…especially the matching ones. I absolutely loved the red and green playsuit in terry towelling (I like to think my fabric tastes have matured slightly since then). I then made the hot pink cord pants with a back pocket with the Read More

The Beginning of My Story

I have loved sewing for as long as I can remember, and was taught the basics by my mum – on this machine. Mum made clothes for both my brother and myself, and I loved having a choice about the fabrics and designs and then wearing something made especially for me. She encouraged me to be creative with fabric and gave me the opportunity to learn to sew and try new things. I started by sewing basic boob tubes for my Barbies then progressed to using these patterns, (yes, I do still own them!) I loved the satisfaction of creating unique clothes for my dolls and then dressing them up, knowing I had made their outfits. I still have that Read More