Thursday, June 7, 2012

Me-Made-May Week 4

Can you believe it's June already?  I'm catching up with the last round-up post for Me-Made-May...


The 1941 'Bold & Bright Blouse' made during Me-Made-May 2010 and the 'Versatile Skirt'.  Wearing them with my trusty pink Ness shoes.

The blouse is made with Simplicity 3688  (a reissued vintage pattern from 1941) and the skirt was made with McCall 3968 from 1940:


I'm still planning to make the jacket to match this dress from Butterick 2181:


This dress was made with 02/2011 pattern No.101 from BurdaStyle:

For Day 26, I paired two of my first garments together including my 'First Blouse' and my 'First Skirt'

The blouse was made with DuBarry 5327 and the skirt was made with Hollywood 1521 both from the early 1940's:


For this day, I paired two different 30's pattern garments together: My '39 Steps' dress and the jacket from 'My Birthday Suit Dress' worn with my Ness ballet flats and matching me-made (or David-made) belt.

The '39 Steps' dress was made with McCall 9089 from 1937 and the jacket was made with McCall 9156 from 1938:


 My 'Harbour Lights' Dress

Made with McCall 4114 from 1941:


The 'Hawk's Eye View' Dress and non me-made Ness jacket

Made with the dress pattern in the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook:


The end of Me-Made-May forced me to get creative with my ensembles and this is one that I just love: My 'C'mooooooon Poil' jacket and my 'Black Forest Meringue' skirt paired with a non me-made (but very 40's inspired) blouse from Monsoon.

The jacket pattern is McCall 3619 from 1940 and the skirt pattern came from the Colette Sewing Handbook:



My 'Marlene Trousers' coupled with my 'Betty Blouse'

The trousers are from my Tried-N-True Simplicity 3688 pattern and the blouse is from Maudella 1268:

I really enjoyed participating in the Me-Made-May this year and getting creative with my me-made ensembles.  Which outfit from this last week do you like the best?

36 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great collection. When you put them all together like these posts for MMM, it is easy to see how much time you spend sewing. It is really hard to choose a favorite, but I think the Wiggle Dress is my favorite. Lovely.

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  2. I love all of your outfits - so chic and lovely! :)

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  3.  You look great in all those outfits but I particularly like the Butterick wiggle dress, it seems a perfect match of fabric and pattern.

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  4. Maryanne CathroJune 07, 2012 9:15 PM

    I adore the blue, gold and brown combo, extremely put together for an end of the month scrabble m'dear! :)

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  5. ConstantlyAliceJune 07, 2012 9:26 PM

    The sailor dress is DEFINITELY my favorite.  I have a deep and abiding love for middy collars ;-)

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  6. I am lusting for the "39 Steps" dress and the blue McCall swing jacket. Love them! You decide you wanna get rid of those patterns, email me. My size, my style! You look mahvelous!

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  7. Oh. My. Goodness. I am in love with your Kitten Wiggle Dress! That is such a fabulous marriage of silhouette and fabric and color. I'm also pretty sure that my first blouse and skirt don't look that good!

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  8. Such a great collection. You're so prolific!  I think my favorite of these is the BurdaStyle dress.  I just love black and red together, and the tiny polka dots are a great detail.  The dress really shows off your lovely skin.

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  9. The kitten wiggle dress - can't wait to see it with the jacket! 39 Steps is a close second - what a great pattern!

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  10. You have such great clothes.  

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  11. I have to choose? Love love the swing coat, and your wiggle dress, but the sailor dress makes your eyes shine! Love your hair these days also. You style all of these so nicely, they show so well! Hugs to the photographer too!

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  12. i've got a bit of a big mouth, so feel free to set me straight if you think this crosses some boundary.  i must say your m-cubed 24 is all flattery and sophistication!  def the eye spy refined dress on this board.  looking forward to the jacket edition! thanks so much for posting!  its really all great sharing!

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  13. Ooohh.. all of them?

    I am torn between No28 and No31. You have inspired me to give trousers a go!

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  14. I just thought: I should take part in a weekly challenge, too, as your output were so many beautiful clothes. If I have to choose, I'd settle the last one because I'm in love with that blouse since you made it. IBut really l love them all - your sense of colour combination in all of them is devine and I simply would love to steal any of your pieces. :)

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  15. All great, but I love the Marlene Trousers and Betty Blouse,  and the 39 Steps dress and birthday jacket outfits the best, I think (those plaid pops, love 'em!). It's SO inspiring seeing so many of your you-made outfits in one place, you are so creative in what you sew and how you put them together. I always have a hard time figuring out how to put together separates so I fret about sewing them, and you're inspiring me to try harder. :)

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  16. Gorgeous week!!! I hadn't seen your 'kitten' dress before - it's glorious!!! What beautiful work! You're blog is such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Um, that 'You're' is supposed to be Your! Happy Friday! :-)

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  18. Debi,
    I just wanted to know that every time I wake up to find a blog update in my e-mail inbox, it always brings a smile to my face.  :)  Being interested in all things historical, I am always excited to see what you have made, and in a time where very few people ever make things with their own hands, it is wonderful to see you do so time and again with great creativity and joy!  Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love Day 31!  That blouse is definitely one of my faves (I just adore the color on you and that delightful bow neckline) and I love that you've paired it with those fantastic pants! 

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  20. Very cool. I especially love #30 and #31!  Beautiful!

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  21. I love every outfit! Out of all the sewing blogs I read, I think I like your style the best. Because you love the 40's and 30's so much - and so do I...That said, I've never made a 30's pattern before, I just love the gowns. You're an inspiration!

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  22. Swoon lady you are so talented, love the harbour lights dress the best! x

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  23. i love them all :) but my favourite is dress from 29th of may..and 30th.. and 29th.. 

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  24. Great post, sweetiepie!
    My favourites here are the Kitten Wiggle, Harbour Lights, Burdastyle, and the Marlene Trousers coupled with the Betty Blouse.   I think the blue works really nicely with the tan and beige and looks great on you.   The Harbour Lights looks sweet.

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  25. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:00 PM

    Such a lovely comment! Thank you so much!!!  AND OMG. you haven't made a 30's pattern???  I just might have to send you something ;)

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  26. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:01 PM

    MEG! You are so AWESOME...I just got my lovely package in the mail! xoxoxoxo BIG HUGS!!!!

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  27. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:02 PM

    Thank you for such a lovely comment! You brought a smile to my day!!

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  28. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:02 PM

    Thanks so much Lisa! I definitely need to finish the jacket to this dress so I can wear it more! Wiggle dresses are so fun and my, what a wiggle I have to do to get it on ;)

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  29. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:03 PM

    Thanks Tasha!!  I adore my tartans and plaids!  It's funny because I actually want to start sewing more dresses...teehee

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  30. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:04 PM

    Oh FABULOUS! You should definitely give trousers a go! They are fun!

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  31. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:04 PM

    Thanks so much!! 

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  32. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:05 PM

    Thanks so much, Cherie! The photographer sends his thanks as well ;-)

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  33. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:06 PM

    Alas, I already gave those patterns away...but I've made a mental note that you and I have the same taste :)

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  34. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 12, 2012 7:06 PM

    Thanks Maryanne! That was one of my favourite outfits for the week too! :)

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  35.  Yay! Well if you send me something I will do the same :-) It wouldn't be fair otherwise!

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  36. Christina ZammitJuly 22, 2012 12:27 AM

    Making the move up to Edinburgh and checking out the craft scene up there! I'm so impressed with your wardrobe, I love vintage clothes but they are so hard to find in your size and in good condition..these all look amazing on you :D xx

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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