Blog — MeMadeMay

Toddler Streaky Legs & Moneta

baby DIY fabric kids MeMadeMay sewing

That felt really weird typing the title to this blog post, but yes, admittedly my son is now a toddler and most definitely not a squishy baby anymore!  I finally finished one of his "Streaky Legs" poofy pants this weekend! The Facts ⁃ Fabric: <1m single jersey, <0.3m ribbing for cuffs ⁃ Pattern: Ottobre "Streaky Legs" pattern ⁃ Year: 2014? ⁃ Notions: waistband elastic ⁃ Time to complete: 1 day for tracing and cutting, an hour for sewing ⁃ First worn: May 16, 2015 ⁃ Wear again?  He has no choice! hahah! ⁃ Mods? Nope, they fit great on him. and I finished Moneta from Colette...

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Sewing for Baby, Ottobre's Spring Bird

baby clothing MeMadeMay sewing

Pattern: Ottobre 01/2014 Spring Bird Fabric: double knit stripe from Stoff & Co. and double knit giraffe from another sewist Modifications: truly double sided, buttons are on both sides of the fabric and snaps are too. And, the LD finally wore it last week!

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MMM 2014 Wrap-Up and Thoughts

knit maternity MeMadeMay sewing

Wow!  I'm still trying to catch my breath after a whirlwind month.  May 2014 totally kicked my butt!  I'm still reeling from giving birth, and the steep learning curve that is early motherhood.  I don't know if I'll ever have a real sleep routine again, but I'm at least getting some shut-eye and getting out and about a bit more. As a result of all the new routines in my life, MMM 2014 took a bit of a back seat.  I definitely wore mostly second-hand and me-made items, but I had trouble keeping up with photographing and posting regularly.  I...

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Wide Leg to Slimmer Leg Trousers

maternity MeMadeMay sewing

My friends were so generous during my pregnancy.  They gave me so much of their maternity clothes, that I really only had to buy new underwear (when my attempts at making my own fell flat, or to my ankles in this case)... Either way, one of the most useful items I was given was this pair of trousers that I wore constantly since the middle of my pregnancy.  And, post-partum, I'm still wearing them, but they're getting loose! Here's what I did to make them my style: They started out as these wide-leg Gap trousers which make me look even...

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WIP: Knitting for Baby

knit MeMadeMay

More Me-Mades in progress for baby Finn... A BSJ! For the uninitiated, a BSJ = a Baby Surprise Jacket.  It's a classic pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman (aka the Opinionated Knitter) from the late 1960's.  The pattern is written in a conversational style and makes for some real interpretive decisions when knitting.  It's a real departure from my own pattern writing style, but it's a very clever pattern, and I'm happy to give it a whirl. I remember looking at this pattern years ago when I first started knitting, and found it so intimidating I never attempted it.  But, now that...

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