Me Made May - 14th to 24th

Hi all! 

Hubby and I have been away on our holidays this week, so things have been a little quiet around here.  I'd planned to have a few posts scheduled for while I was away, then ran out of time and only managed one (my last post).

I've also been a bit lax about documenting my Me Made May progress.  I've already identified I need more Me Made casual clothes, and although I made a couple of new tops to take with me it was too cold to wear one of them.  (We went to Northumberland on the North East coast of England, and while it was lovely, it wasn't what you'd call warm!).

So, without further ado, these are my Me Made wearings from 14th to 24th May.

14th May - I wore my Folded sweater with jeans, and somehow forgot to photograph the outfit.  I've dug out a photo I took when I completed the sweater, which shows an almost identical outfit!

15th May - My Tempted cardigan and floral NL6000 top, worn with jeans.  Freezing cold weather!

16th May - I wore my Simplicity Amazing Fit trousers, with a purchased top and cardigan.

18th May - one of my newly completed tops (more about this below) worn with my Afternoon Cardi and jeans for travelling up to Northumberland.

19th May - Sailor Stripes top and jeans (sometimes with the Afternoon cardi over it!)

21st May - My new spotty top with denim leggings.

24th May - still unblogged white longsleeved t-shirt with denim leggings and a cardigan as it is FREEZING today.

Although I've still managed to achieve my goal of 3 Me Made items a week, I don't feel these outfits have been that great!  I knew I'd struggle while I was on holiday as I don't have much in the way of casual Me Made clothing, particularly for cooler weather.  I need to rectify that.

The navy and white (it also has some pale peach spots, which don't photograph well) spotty top was a last minute "I need more things to take on holiday" item that I made the day before we went away.  I'd bought the fabric for next to nothing on Ebay for a top of some sort, but I wasn't sure what exactly. 

In the end I used Butterick 5246, which is a dress pattern, and shortened it to tunic length.

I made it as a dress a long time ago and love the way it fits.  The top has turned out equally well, I promise I'll post a modelled photo of it soon.   Until then, here it is in all it's spotty glory.


  1. Glad you had a super holiday, I think you look stylishly casual Sam and I love your new polka dot top. MMM really makes you think about wardrobe gaps doesn't it? Thank goodness you are such an accomplished knitter, with this unseasonable weather you have plenty of beautiful cardis to keep you warm :)

    1. Thank you Jacq.

      Yes, I've definitely needed my handknitted cardi's this "Spring"! If they didn't take weeks to knit I'd have more.

  2. I agree with Jacq, you look super stylish and yet casual. I like the colours you put together, despite the weather! Your spotty top is sooo cute, I love it! You're very adept at converting dresses to tops. I never think of the potential, but it's clever!

    1. Thank you, that's so nice! I always find casual quite hard to do successfully.

      I've got so many dress patterns and limited need for more dresses, that I've tried to think of other ways of using them. I'm really pleased with how the spotty top turned out.


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