Friday 29 April 2016

It's Me-Made-May Time Again!

Well long time no speak! Has it really be a year since last year's Me-Made-May? Are any if you guys taking part - are you changing up your own personal challenge from last time at all?


Well, I've been looking forward to 2016's challenge, as I feel that I have more me-made pieces in my wardrobe to make it work. Mainly t-shirts ;-)!

For those of you not in the know - the MMMAY challenge is run by Zoe, and is a great way of getting us to wear our lovingly handmade items more often.

It's not just for sewn items - anything sewn/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycled is included!

Last year, I documented my daily wears on my instagram on my Instagram account here: (feel free to follow me if you like - I'm @ClaireSews). And, happily I met my goals and wore 1-item per day :-)!

This year, I had anticipated doing the same (1 thing per day)... but at the moment I'm waiting to hear back about whether or not I'm starting a new full-time office job. And, fingers-crossed that I'm a lucky gal and I get the role - it's due to commence near the start of May. The (potential) new job is with a prestigious company and I feel that a smarter, more polished classic wardrobe would work best. And, because of that I need to flesh-out my me-made selection in order to meet my own style-expectations.

Therefore, I'm still going to commit to #MMMAY16 - but just in a more subdued manner than 2015!

'I, Claire of,
sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16.
I endeavour to wear 4 me-made items each week
for the duration of May 2016'.

And, I'll still post my MMMAY16 pics to instagram - but they just won't be as frequent as last time!

PRIMA Pattern, April 2016 - Wide-Leg Trousers

There's until midnight tomorrow to order the April 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here (it also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online, although not images of the technical drawings).

PRIMA Magazine - April 2016 - Cover

For April 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a wide-leg trousers pattern in cropped or *full-length (*with or without turn-ups). They have a shaped waistband and front zip. Optional extras are side-pockets or button trim. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, April 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, April 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, April 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .