All posts filed under: Me Made May

The 2nd Half of MeMadeMay17

No don’t rub your eyes, you have read correctly, and yes I am that behind! No apologies necessary, absent friends don’t need to do that….right?  I hope so! I’m here, I’m back and I’ll just get on with it! You can read the first instalment of MeMadeMay HERE.  With me writing this so late I’m just so pleased I posted on IG otherwise it would be a struggle writing this! Day 18 & 19 – I worked 10-20 so it was uniform all day.  If I’m starting earlier or later I do tend to wear ‘my own’ clothes either before and after my shift but with this rubbish shift it’s all work, PJs then bed.  But my trusty Brooklyn Hoodie saves the day when I need me made on a work day – this was made with a colleague’s old fleeces that were destined for the bin! Day 20 – I took part in the Forget Me not Trust Colour run.  My jazzy Espresso leggings were perfect.  I looked like I’d been splattered even before …

#memademay17 – Halfway there

I pledged to wear me made every day and post on IG and so far so good!  It’s been tough at times as I discover more clothes that are too big for me, but on the plus side some of my older makes have been dug out of the archives. 1 – My first Molly Top from Sew Over It has had lots of wear since I made it back in October, and is still in regular rotation. 2 – Me Made May sprung me into action the night before a game of golf when I didn’t know what I could wear that was me made.  I up cycled an unloved golf top that belonged to my hubby. 3 – Day 3 and I managed a whole outfit!  A fairly recently make, my Cynthia Rowley Skirt (simplicity 1783) and a top using a Simple Sew pattern from last year (sorry I can’t remember which one!) 4 – My first and only Fehr Trade VNA top.  I really need more of these for my new action packed …

Me Made May Already!!

An hour and a half to me made may and I’ve not made my pledge yet. So here goes….. Here’s my 3rd time, and I Ali aka Thimbers of Thimberlina.blog will endeavour to wear me made clothes every day, at least one, and hopefully all! I am also going to try and post my pics daily on IG and hopefully pinterest, which is easier said than done! Thanks Zoe! Me Made May Rocks!!

#MMMAY16

I, Thimberlina of https://thimberlina.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16.  I endeavour to wear at least 2 me made items each day for the duration of May 2016, and to not wear my RTW jeans at all! That’s it! Pledge done.  Now relax and look forward to taking part for the second time and looking forward to reading everyone else’s me made posts. If you would like to read more about Me May May click HERE to be taken to SoZoWhatDoYoKnow’s blog to read all about it and sign up too.

Me-Made-May 2015 Part 4

Crikey, I’d almost forgotten to write my final post for MMMAY15 with all the excitement of Jumping Into June!   So without further ado, and no more mentions of Jumpsuits (it’s only the 2nd – I hope you’re not sick of them already!) here’s my last few days of MMMAY2015. 26th A work day, but wasn’t starting until 12 noon.  So was able to wear my me made clothes before i had to swap them for my uniform. I wore my Victoria Blazer over a Sorbetto with RTW jeans.  This jacket is just the best!  It’s a bit like my Morris, in that i can throw it over anything and it looks good.  It was really cheap fabric at £2 a yard, and with how it’s worn over the last year it shows.  It’s gone a bit bobbly so I don’t wear it as much, as I want it to last forever! 27th Cricket!  For a change!  I dressed for it being nice weather, but 2 hours into the game I changed into my jeans. …

Me-Made-May Part 3

Hi Ladies and Dad!   Don’t think there’s any more blokes read my blog but I know my dad does! Not long now! Depending ‘wear’ you are in the world you, here in England there’s 6 days left including tomorrow.  I’m hoping for a few date nights and scorching weather and I’ll wear a few frocks before the months out! Here’s the last few days, it’s not been too much of a struggle and some days I’ve even concocted more than one outfit! 20th May Was a work day, though should’ve been my day off.  I need the following Wednesday off as H has a cricket match as part of his Yorkshire trials so worked a shift on the ambulance at Halifax – hence different backdrop for the locker room photo.  The top is a newlook one I made ages ago. 21st May Golf today.  This was a tricky one to photograph as I was dashing from my match back to my home club for a committee meeting but managed a rubbishy selfie.  My new …

Me-Made-May Part 2

Me-Made-May continues for many of us and we’re over half way! Most of us are learning about gaps in our wardrobes and I’m no exception. What I’ve discovered is I live in my RTW jeans nearly all the time. Luckily I have quite a lot of me made tops, and also a few skirts and dresses, but when the weather is a naff has it has been so far this month, a girls legs need to be covered.  I think it’s time I stuck my Ginger Jeans pattern together.  I’ve already printed off. Enough rambling, here’s day 8 to now of my me made May….. (I may struggle to remember what I was up to when some of these photos were taken… all my days seems to be merging into one!) 8.  My recently made denim Lekala dress and much loved, goes with nearly everything, Morris Blazer. 9.  Another recent make, going out for lunch with the girls.   Newlook 6217 with ‘r’ Morris. 10. …. cricket, which didn’t warrant my smart blazer, but I did wear a …

Me-Made-May 2015 – Part 1

It’s my first year taking part in MMMay  as last year I would have had the washing machine on none stop as I did’t have enough me made garments to get me through the week never mind the month. So here I am in my Rookie week of Me Made May! 1.  Just a day of mooching around, catching up on things and shopping. Wore my Newlook Top made with a soft viscose Jersey. 2.  On day 2 I made my Morris blazer in the morning (wearing my dressing gown! – not me made hence no photo), but then in the afternoon we went to the cricket club for a bite to eat and then out shopping to buy a sofa!  I wore my new blazer of course with my one and only Polly Top from BHL. 3.  What a cold a miserable day the 3rd of May was!  Out came my favourite Coco from Tilly and the Buttons. 4.  Things brightened up on Bank Holiday Monday and I did too!  Here’s a top I …

Me-Made-May ’15 and what’s on the hook!

Wayhay!!!  It’s nearly here!  I so enjoyed seeing everyone’s MMM posts last year and now I’m taking part!  I won’t go into the nitty gritty, but if you haven’t heard of it (mum….that might be you!) see So, Zo… What do you know?‘s blog to read all about it and see who else has signed up. We’re looking at nearly 500!!! So here goes, “I, Ali of Thimberlina.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15.  I endeavour to wear at least one me made item every day and NO rtw tops at all except work uniform and Golf Team T shirt on match days (there’s only 2 in May).” Good luck to all you Me-Made-Mayers out there.  Looking forward to reading your posting already. Oh, and something not related, but hopefully it will be finished well before the end of May, I’ve started to Crochet another bag.  I made the orange, pink and white one last year after only 4 months of learning to crochet.  I’ve just struggled to find the above photo of it and for the …