May 052013

Both Nhi and myself held strong for the first week of Me Made May. I still haven’t gotten my camera back so my pictures are all from the phone…except the first day when I had a friend take an entire outdoor photo shoot of me!  The first day of May I had to go to three different courthouses for appearances, so I was wearing my finest! And what do you know? My finest that day happens to be our next release, Sugar Plum!

Lolita Patterns | Sugar Plum

Lolita Patterns | Sugar Plum

The second and third day of May, I was working from home so I was in my pajamas…which are me made! But I was not smart enough to think about phone photos, because I always use the camera for blog photos. Of course, by the fourth day, when I still did not have my camera, someone mentioned phone photos and a light bulb went on above my head! I will re-wear my pajamas during the month I am sure and I will definitely get a picture cuddling with some puppies. I post all my best puppy pictures on our Instagram account.

May 4th:

Lolita Patterns | Husband and wife MMM '13

What is that??? A double me made you ask???  Yes! A husband and wife Me Made May picture!  Russell is wearing the physics equation shirt I made him (post to come) using Kwik Sew 3422 and I am wearing Simplicity 2594, View A in a fun cotton lawn from Fashion Fabrics Club. My husband has a double physics/math undergrad degree and a masters in physics. All those equations on the shirt are real!  I printed the fabric from Spoonflower…I’ll review the experience soon.

May 5th:

Lolita Patterns | Me Made May '13

Rock on! Haha…look at the cauldrons

May 5th was a long working day at the house with Nhi. All in preparations for getting our next pattern, Sugar Plum, out to testers. (Any volunteers?) So I wore my scrubby shirt. It was cute at first, but the colors bled after the first wash. Which was bizarre since I pre-washed the fabric and have another version of this shirt with the same fabric that I was with all kinds of colors and it has never bled on anything else! So weird… This shirt is a colorblocked version of New Look 6648 and you can see my review about it on my personal blog here.


Nhi has been wearing two garments a day! Beyond amazing…  Here are her snapshots.

May 1: What it’s May?!  Hazard of working from home, I lose track of time.  I did manage to get a shot of my “pajama jeans” made with blue denim jegging fabric.  Pattern is Silhouette Patterns 3400 Three Piece Yoga Pants.  My pledge of 2 Me Made items is fulfilled.  Just take my word for it. Lolita Patterns | Me Made May '13

May 3: Finally got a decent pic of me.  Top is Silhouette Patterns 115 Ann’s top without the sleeves.  I used a light weight knit; perfect for the hot weather we’ve been having.  Skirt is Silhouette Pattern 2010 Three piece yoga skirt made with grey ponte roma fabric.  Not shown for obvious reasons; I’m also wearing McCall’s 5651 lace panties.

Lolita Patterns | Me Made May '13

May 4: Look at me, I’m actually presentable to the outside world.  The shirt is a very easy, very comfy shirt from New Look 6648.  The denim skirt is Simplicity 2451.  Both fabrics were from Michael Levine’s loft.  Again not shown for obvious reasons; I’m also wearing McCall’s 5651 lace panties.  Pretty much all my panties are Me Made so I’ll stop mentioning them each day.

Lolita Patterns | Me Made May '13

May 5: Another casual day working my 2nd full time job as a pattern maker.  I spent the day with Amity working on our envelope cover art, instruction illustrations and pattern making.  I thought she would enjoy the bright green/yellow top.  The pattern is Jossilyn’s top #210 from Silhouette Patterns.   I don’t remember what pattern the capris are.  I made these years ago.

Lolita Patterns | Me Made May '13

How did you all do? Ready for three more weeks of Me Made May?

amity bow | Lolita Patterns   and   Nhi Signature

  4 Responses to “MMM ’13 – First Week Wrap Up”

  1. I love the shirt with physics equations! And your simplicity top… very nice outfits, I would wear them myself 😉 I didn’t join MMM’13 because I don’t have enough me-made clothes… but I’m trying to get there soon lol :)
    and your Sugar Plum is absolutely wonderful! (can I be one of your lucky testers? Pretty please? I’m just a beginner sewist, you can see some of the things I’ve made so far at my blog
    XOXO Mary

    • I will contact you with information regarding testing! The shirt was so fun….men’s shirts are really fun when you find cool fabric that fits them well.

  2. You both look really nice in your outfits. I think I might need to visit the fabric store again.
    If you need anymore testers, let me know.

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