Me Made May 2018 round up | Planning my next makes

So May is over and that means my first Me Made May has come to a close. I originally pledged to wear 3 handmade items a week, which seemed to be a realistic goal.

However, May came along and London decided to turn into a burning sauna. The flat was hot, the office was stifling and the tubes were sweaty pits of hell. Now, this would have all been fine if I had some handmade summer clothes but alas, I only started sewing in October so I only had winter clothing.

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When a project doesn’t go to plan

Sometimes a sewing project doesn’t quite turn out how you expected. For me this is often due to two things; not reading the instructions properly and choosing the wrong fabric.

My most recent miss of a project was this tartan Sew Over It Zoe dress. If you read my last post you will know my first Zoe dress was my favourite make yet. This one… not so much. Continue reading “When a project doesn’t go to plan”


Sew Over It Zoe dressmaking course

For Christmas I was lucky enough to be given a sewing course at Sew Over It by my family. It took some careful deliberation to choose the course I wanted to do but I settled on the two day Zoe dress course. This is an advanced beginner course and I feel like, even though I was the newest to sewing on the course, it was just the right level of challenging for me. Layla, who taught the course, was very good at supporting all of the students to the level they needed and not letting anyone fall behind.

The Zoe dress is a semi-fitted shift dress with princess seams and French darts. I chose the longer sleeve length in the hope of being able to wear it without a cardigan when spring finally arrives. Wishful thinking when London is currently a white-out… Continue reading “Sew Over It Zoe dressmaking course”