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Filling Gaps

Hi Everyone! Wow. I just realized that the last time I was here I made a cardigan! You would think that I could at least try to be more original. The thing is, it’s May. Me Made May is in full swing and come hell or high water….I was gonna be prepared this year!

So here you have it….jeans and a cardi! My original plan was to make jeans and a Morris blazer, but this french terry was lighter that I had expected ( you can actually see the polka dots on my shirt through it) but perfect for a summer cardigan. In my last post I mentioned that next time I made a cardigan I would try the Blackwood Cardigan. Well, I did and I love it. I am especially pleased with the Pale Pink Heather french terry. It’s light and so soft, perfect for t-shirts as well.

As a side note, if your interested to know what my polka dot top is….it’s Simplicity 1690, made quite a while ago.

Once I started to make my own jeans, the hunt for denim began. So I thought I would see what Califabrics had to offer. I ordered this 9 oz stretch denim which is out of stock right now but I plan to keep my eye on it…to order more if it comes in. I am really pleased with it!

The weight is nice. Not to heavy, not to light…just right with the perfect amount of stretch. So fingers crossed…more comes in stock. I used the Ginger Jeans pattern…of course. I had a few issues putting them together this time but it had nothing to do with the fabric or pattern…it was just me…goofing up. Does that happen to anyone else? Do you just have off days?

I know that I will wear both of these a lot. They’re not perfect but still perfect additions to my handmade wardrobe and so handy for Me Made May….I guess I can’t wear dresses everyday.

Are you participating in MMM? Do you find it helpful for finding and then filling gaps in your handmade wardrobe?

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