Me-Made-May Week 3 Breakdown (clockwise):
* Green Kimono Tee using free MariaDenmark Pattern
* Simplicity 2187 jumper dress (worn on Mother's day with my LO)
* Blue watercolor Colette pattern Iris shorts
* Green tiger print McCall's 6559 maxi dress
* Black and white swirl Butterick 5495 knotted top
* Gray kimono tee with taupe Simplicity 7092 pants
* Gray Vogue 8742 ruched dress
* Purple Butterick 5496 top with Butterick 4995 side button pants
So I know I am late on my week 3 roundup for Me-Made-May, but "better late than never" I say. LOL. I actually made four FOs for this week. Overall, I was pleased with my new items, but didn't feel that I looked overly stunning at the same time. Might just be all the working out talking, but I think I was feeling last week's looks better. Well, I think it is more how I put the outfits together this week. That's okay, it happens.
Here are my two Kimono tees that I made using this pattern from Maria Denmark. It is the perfect wardrobe builder. Hence, I made three so far and have fabric already cut for a couple more....stay tuned on that one. Here I'm wearing the green and gray versions. The gray version is in a shiny material that might not be the most flattering so I'll have to make another gray version that is in a more comfy knit fabric.
Here is my debut for my Iris shorts from Colette Patterns. This was a great pattern, but I have to admit that I had a problem that has occurred several times for me now....ummmm....my side zippers (invisible) keep splitting. At first I thought it was Yardage Town's older zippers, but this time I used Joann's zipper. Does anyone else have this problem? PLEASE HELP. It is always a little "tough" or stiff where the waistband meets the top of the pants/shorts where the zipper goes. I try to grade, but by the end of the day, the zipper busts. I am going to try to skip ironing the invisible zipper next time, but hate putting in all the effort of making bottoms only to get less than 9 hours of wear.
Last but not least is my third version of McCall's 6559 maxi dress pattern. Still love it!
So this week I am keeping up with my casual wear, but am hoping to spruce things up a bit in the next few days....we will see.