Hi! I just signed up for Me Made May ’15. Here is my pledge:
I, Teri Dodds of fasewla.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavor to wear one me made item each day for the duration of May 2015.
I am excited to take part again this year even though my options are more limited than they were last year. I am stepping up the workouts and trying to get back into some of the clothes I made last year. But in case that plan doesn’t work I am also sewing up as many new things as I can! In fact, I just finished another version of the Tessuti Lisa pattern– this time as a top!
I am totally in love with this top. I copied this gorgeous top that I saw on Instagram. Recently, I ordered some white linen that I planned to use to make an outfit for Caroline to wear for her baptism and I ordered a little bit extra so I could make this top. The fabric I used is this Brussels Washer linen/rayon blend.
I made it the same way as my Lisa dress. (It’s a size medium graded to a large at the waist/hips.) I shortened the skirt by 11 inches (I think) and it was longer than I wanted so I did a deep 3″ hem. I’ve seen a fair amount of talk about deep hems on blogs recently and I wanted to get in on the action. I am not totally sure it was the right thing to do since this fabric is a bit sheer and I feel like the deep hem is quite visible. But I’m pretty sure I am not going to take the time to change it.
I love wearing this top. It’s so light and floaty. So much so that we got a bunch of pictures where the skirt was blown up like a balloon in the wind. I have been layering it with a cardigan since the weather is still cool. I know this will get a ton of wear over the summer.
I’m on a roll with Tessuti patterns. I just made my first Ruby top, which I’ll post about once I get some photos taken.
So who else is taking part in Me Made May ’15?