Me Made Basics Social Sew Round Up!

Thank you to everyone who participated in May's Social Sew. It was so interesting to see what everyone's "Me Made Basics" were--as someone who considers extra-full skirts a "basic," I loved seeing what y'all had created as your own essential pieces--everything from a silk kimono to jeans to tanks and tees!

Lisa from Pattern and Branch made some truly impressive Gingers. They fit wonderfully, and just take a look at that gorgeous rainbow topstitching!! Click through to look at the detail and hear how she tackled this ambitious project.

I'm really into new-to-me blogger Alexandra of Library of Alexandra--not only do we share the same name and profession, she's been making gorgeous retro shirtdresses from blogger favorite pattern McCalls 6696. Sooo cute.

Amy of SEWSNBOWS created a silk crepe de chine kimono--using fabric she designed herself! This garment is so luxe--and yet, is totally at home with jeans and boots. Ahhmazing. AND she bested all of us with even more basic, yet stylish, pieces: a stripy tank and some cute tulip shorts! Very "festival," Amy!

DoodleNumber5 was extremely productive and made loads and loads of those practical basics, tees and tanks in black, white, and grey. I'm very impressed by such dedication to Me Made May--she'll never run out of handmade tops to wear!

Yearling blogger The Petite Passions aka Laura took "basics" in a different direction and linked up an interesting look back at her first year of sewing, including her most worn items: a pussy bow blouse, a chiffon shell, and some pajama bottoms!

Almost a Hippy Alexa also made some Carolyn pajama bottoms, out of a pretty strawberry print. I usually do wear matching pajamas, but they take a ton of fabric, so I like this idea of breaking it up and making just the pants!

Belgian blogger Nathalie Sews returned to the Social Sew and made a very versatile bat-wing cardigan to fill the separates gap in her handmade wardrobe, and she's already worn it a bunch for Me Made May! Woohoo!

Melissa of Mahlica Designs took a leap and made a TnT skirt pattern in a bold yellow to go with all of her basic tops.

Miss Dixie O'Dare made a whole outfit--some chic pants and a very ladylike bow blouse. Y'all know I love a good bow.

Bilingual blogger Friederike from Sewing is Therapy (truth!) made a very impressive coat (the Roger from Republique du Chiffon) and checked off an item from her #2016MakeNine project list. 

Again, thank you for joining me! We had twice as many entries this month as last--let's keep it up! Up next, June's theme is Sun Dressing!

While a sundress is always a good idea, what about a bikini? a sarong skirt cover-up? a tunic? an off-shoulder top? The June link-up will go out tomorrow!


ps: there's still time to sneak in--if you add a creation to the link up today, i'll add you in to our round up above ;)

allie J.

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  1. Thanks for mentioning my basics!! Festival is my new favorite adjective:)

  2. Thanks for hosting this, and for the picture and kind words. I know I submitted my project, but it made me feel famous anyway. ;) I love looking at everyone's makes and want to go back and check out some of the blogs in greater depth. I liked the shirt that you made, too! A white shirt is always something you need, but I find it hard to turn my attention away from the fancy prints to make the necessary basics. This was a lot of fun. Thanks again, Allie!

  3. Oh no, I'm too late! Here's a link to my project anyway :)



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