Hello! It was a busy May due to Me-Made-May. I posted to my Instagram daily but it was too much to hope I would be so organized as to blog as well!
Now I am playing catch-up with new me-mades from May (and I have a "few" - ahem). The biggest "find" for me was re-discovering the Lou Box Top from Sew DIY. Last year I had made my first one with some scrap fabric in a size M-L. I thought it was ok but felt it wasn't hanging quite right. This time I decided to try sizing down to the XS-S and it's perfect for me. I love this pattern now.
To start, I made this Lou Box Top hack as I only had one meter of this lovely linen from Merchant & Mills. I first cut the top using an adjustment line that's already in the pattern so I am cropping it. Then I cut two rectangular pieces along the selvedge to add a peplum (is that the right term?) to this. This also allowed me to capitalize on the lovely selvedge so it was one of those unplanned but happy circumstances.
Easy Gathered Skirt by Pattern Runway. I've made it before and it's a keeper! The linen (!) I loved the minute I saw it on IG. It's called Agnes Check from Merchant & Mills. I'm glad I snagged some as it sold out pretty quickly. I decided on a two piece to get more mileage out of the 2 meters of fabric. I was inspired by Ace & Jig in this choice of fabric!
These are definitely things I will wear. I am wearing the plaid top right now. I still want to put a little pocket on it though. I had one but wasn't happy with it and ripped it out.
That's it for now. I'll be back soon with another post. Hope you are all well and enjoying some summer weather. It's been cool for a bit and now it's like someone turned on the furnace!