This week I kept on my plan of wearing handmade clothes every day! I also did a lot of sewing this week. This is the perfect time of year to do it. My sewing room isn't too hot or too cold. I finished a cardigan and a new dress is almost done, which I'll be showing off soon.
Friday:Today was a theme day for Me Made May, Animals! I have plenty of those. I decided to pose with our puppy, Freya.
She's a German Shepherd mix, 4 months old. We found her through our local shelter, Canine Commitment. Lately she's in that adorable but exasperating devil phase where she gets into trouble non-stop. She's too cute to get angry with though. My dress is my Owl Belladone, completed last spring. I have 4 Belladones currently and it's a dress I keep returning to because it takes very little fabric, has fun contrasting bias tape, and a back cutout. I also love the skirt style, it's casual and flattering.
purple sateen Francoise dress
This is a "wearable test garment". I ran out of gauze fabric and had to get creative. The fit is good, so version 2 is in the works!
I'm digging purple lately. This is an Emery Dress made from a bed sheet. I like the fit on this one too. I'm going to make this one again soon too.
Colette Macaron, one of my favorite dresses of all time!
If you're still with me, I've learned I need some more casual clothes. I do like to wear dresses often, but I could use some good fitting jeans and pants. That would really round out my handmade wardrobe. I have made 2 cardigans this month as that was something else I was lacking. But it's time I put on my big girl pants and sew some pants. Dresses are so much fun to make, by fall I hope to have some pants. Then I can truly stay out of clothing stores!!