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Made by a Fabricista: Me Made May

Hi everyone!  By the time this post goes live, tomorrow will be my birthday!! So, this is a birthday dedicated post!!  Typically, my birthday always falls on or around Memorial Day Weekend so there is always something to do.

For this post I challenged myself to make 3 pieces as I am always building my wardrobe.  I now have a closet that is about 90% handmade.  I love the theme in May as Me Made May where sewists post handmade looks every day for the entire month.  I think it’s helpful to see what you have and what you can build upon in your closet.  I would sew a lot of non-practical garments, as gorgeous as they were, I could not wear them day to day and found myself mostly sewing for social media posts.  That has since changed, and I am pretty much #memadeeveryday!

My first garment is this fun blazer that I may using a printed Mikado from Kimberly Goldson.  She is one of my favorite designers and I love that I get to use this fabric to create my own look.  I used Simplicity #S9825 for a simplicity pattern I would say this is more of an advanced pattern.  I started thinking it would be a quick make, but it includes detailed tailoring techniques.  It’s a great pattern to learn and improve your skills. 

For the second look I created a set.  I saw this pretty pink denim and just knew I had to have it.  Colored denim is so much to work with and make moving away from the traditional hues of blue.  I love the trend of the barrel jeans I saw some inspiration to recreate them with side cut outs and I absolutely love them. Even though I know that these are a trend right now I don’t think the shape is too exaggerated to not last through seasons.

I used Know Me Pattern #ME2052.  I determined where I wanted the leg seam to start.  From there I lengthen the lower panel.  Sewing them both partially together and allowing the sides to stay open.

The top was a very quick and easy sew, it is the Clay Blouse which is a free PDF pattern.  Cropped camp shirts are so on trend right now and I used this hot pink voile fabric.  It's super lightweight and slightly see through, and 100% cotton making it perfect for summer.  The pattern has kimono sleeves and it's sewn with French seams it has an all-in-one collar which makes it for a quick sew.   I love the monochromatic look however both pieces can be worn separately further adding to my wardrobe.

JASMINE  @sewmuchjazz

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You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: SUITINGDENIM, & COTTON.


  1. Happy birthday wishes. Your jacket is gorgeous.

  2. Happy belated birthday. The blazer is fabulous and I love the colored denim. I'm thinking of following the same trend and making something with it.


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