MMM’14 – Days 29 to 31

The last few days of May, where has the month gone and Sydney has had its warmest Autumn in 150 years or since records began.

Thursday – 29 May


Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 in brown/coffee/cream knit, previously worn on days 7 and 19
Skirt: McCall’s 7244 in grey wool flannel, previously worn on day 5
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings
Hosiery:  Voodoo Nightshade
Shoes: Circa Joan & David Black Calalilly pumps

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Friday – 30 May

The final photo theme this year is “Your Stash of Fabric” so here I am in front of my main fabric stash hehe!


Dress: McCall’s 5433 in orange linen, previously worn on day 2
Cardigan: Simplicity 2603 in brown mercury jersey, previously worn on day 8
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial 
Shoes: Circa Joan & David Brown Calalilly pumps

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Saturday – 31 May

Today I am attending a Regional Day sewing with the Australian Sewing Guild making Quillows.

Photo by Deborah

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 in chartreuse/grey/navy, previously worn on days 5 and 20
Jeans:  Jalie 2908 blue denim jeans, previously worn on days 9 and 17
Vest: Shona knitted vest in chartreuse, previously worn on day 17
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings
Hosiery: Voodoo Nightshade 
Shoes: Black loafers

Here are the two quillows I made, I don’t think my crazy patchwork skills are quite up to scratch.

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Wrap-up

This year threw some new challenges, unusually warm weather for the majority of the month and it highlighted my need for cardigans as the mornings and evenings were cool, but during the middle of the day short sleeves were quite possible. I did cut out a cardigan for our sewing weekend, but first I need to finish the skirt and dress that I started on the weekend which are pretty close to being finished.

It did get very hard this week not to repeat an outfit and I keep saying I need more tops, so why do I sew so many skirts!

MMM’14 – Days 22 to 28

The tights are still in the drawer as the warm Autumn weather has continued again this week.

Thursday 22 May


Top: Sewaholic Alma blouse in tangerine polyester (blogged here)
Skirt: Self Drafted TNT skirt in brown wool, previously own on day 12
Cardigan: Jalie 2566 in a mixture of knits, previously worn on days 1, 14 and 18
Accessory: Me made crocheted necklace and earrings.
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial 
Shoes: Tahari Melanie

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Friday 23 May

Woohoo I’ve got another day off work, this one was planned all along and I was thrilled that the boss gave me Monday off.  I am all packed up ready to head off for a sewing weekend with 29 other ladies from the Australian Sewing Guild.

These are the garments that are cut out, fused, and pinned ready for their first steps of sewing:

McCall’s 5433 Shirt which I lengthen for a shirtmaker dress in navy linen.
Vogue 1247 Rachel Comey Skirt in the same navy linen.
Jalie 2566 Cardigan in a multi coloured sweater knit that I purchased during an ASG Convention in 2012

Today’s photo them is “Polka Dot Parade” and I am thankful for Sydney’s run of unusually warm Autumn weather.

Top: Vogue 1247 top in navy with off white spot chiffon (blogged here)
Skirt:  BWOF 04-2009-101 skirt in brown cord, previously worn on day 11.
Accessory: Me made necklace and earrings
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Taupe flats

and my PJ’s – BWOF 11-2009-131 in spotted flannelette (blogged here)
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Saturday 24 May

Photo taken by Kristy

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 in white, red, toffee, brown knit previously worn on days 3 and 15.
Skirt:  BWOF 04-2009-101 in burgundy cord (not blogged)
Accessory: Me made necklace and earrings
Hosiery: Voodoo celestial
Shoes: Taupe flats

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Sunday 25 May

Photo taken by Sandra

Top: BWOF 02-2009-108 boat neck in blue/brown/green knit, previously worn on days 6 and 17.
Skirt: Self Drafted TNT skirt changed to a denim style in green twill, previously worn on day 16.
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings.
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial 
Shoes:  Taupe flats

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Monday 26 May

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 blue/gold swirls, previously worn on day 12.
Skirt:  Marfy 0757 skirt in navy wool (to be blogged)
Accessory: Me made necklace and earrings (blogged here)
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Circa Joan & David Lux navy slingbacks

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Tuesday 27 May

Top: Vogue 8572 (OOP) in off-white damask, previously worn on day 1.
Skirt: Vogue 1247 Rachel Comey skirt in burnt orange (blogged here)
Cardigan:  Jalie 2566 in animal print, previously worn on day 11.
Accessory: Me made necklace and purchased earrings
Hosiery:  Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Circa Joan & David Callalily brown pumps

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Wednesday 28 May

Top: Vogue 1822 in brown spotty Japanese cotton (blogged here)
Skirt: Self drafted TNT skirt in brown linen, previously worn on days 1 and 15.
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Tahari Melanie

Not many more days left in May and it looks like the warm weather is here for a few days more!

MMM’14 – Days 15 to 21

Here in Sydney we are experiencing unusually warm conditions for Autumn with temperatures above 23c for this last week so it will be interesting to see how much longer the tights stay in the drawer!

Thursday 15 May

How did I manage to get this shot!

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 in white/toffee/brown knit, worn previously on Day 3
Skirt: Self Drafted Skirt in brown linen, worn previously on Day 1
Accessory: Me made necklace and earrings
Hosiery: Celestial Voodoo
Shoes:  Circa Joan and David Calalilly pumps

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Friday 16 May

Today’s photographic theme is “Too Pretty To Wear Pants”.  This wasn’t hard for me to do as 1 only have one pair of pants/trousers in my wardrobe.  I am happy to make jeans but pants/trousers are proving to be difficult to get the fit I want!

Cardigan worn as a top: Miette in Morris Woollahra wool, colour mint with choc chips (to be blogged)
Skirt: Self drafted TNT skirt pattern changed to a denim style in green twill (blogged here)
Accessory: Me made necklace and purchased earrings.
Hosiery:  Voodoo Celestial 
Shoes: Taupe flats

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Saturday 17 May

Today I’m off sewing again with the Australian Sewing Guild at The Remnant Warehouse and am loading up my car whilst waiting for Alison to arrive so we can car pool.

Are you sure I can’t come too!

Top: BWOF 02-2009-108 Boatneck in blue/grey/brown knit, previously worn on day 6.
Jeans: Jalie 2908 Jeans in blue denim,  previously worn on day 9.
Vest:  Shona knitted vest in chartreuse (blogged here)
Accessory: Me made leather handbag (blogged here), purchased necklace and earrings
Hosiery:  Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Taupe flats

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Sunday 18 May

I am heading to Cabramatta today to meet up with Lynn from You Sew Girl who is visiting from Michigan USA with Wendy, Maria, Valerie, Alison and Beverley for a bit of fabric shopping and lunch.

Wendy, Maria, Lynn, Valerie, Alison and Beverley
Photo by Maria

Top: Simplicity 2603 in brown mercury jersey (blogged here)
Skirt: BWOF 04-2009-101 in salt and pepper fine cord (blogged here)
Cardigan: Jalie 2566 in a mixture of knits, previously worn on days 1 and 14.
Accessory: Me made crocheted necklace and me mad earrings.
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Taupe flats

and here are some of the wonderful buttons that Lynn had made as a gift for us.

and my fabric stash has grown again, with these:

1.5 metres for a top

1/2 metre for maybe a sleeve for a cardigan!
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Monday 19 May

Today’s my birthday and my boss game me the day off work!

I have had a lovely weekend  sewing with my friends and then meeting up with other bloggers for fabric shopping.  I have to go into the city for an appointment but when I get back home it will be to get into my sewing room to get organised for our sewing weekend!!

Top: Kiwk.Sew 3740 in brown/grey knit previously worn on Day 7.
Skirt:  Vogue 1247 skirt in brown denim (blogged here)
Accessory: Purchased gold band with purchased glass cream/brown/gold fleck disc and purchased earrings.
Tights: Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Taupe flats

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Tuesday 20 May

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 with the neckline raised in chartreuse/grey/navy knit, previously worn on Day 5
Skirt: Self Drafted TNT skirt in navy wool (blogged here)
Accessory: Me Made necklace and earrings
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial 
Shoes: Circa Joan & David Lux slingbacks

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Wednesday 21 May

Sculpture at in front yard at work

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 in blue/brown batik knit previously worn on Day 9
Skirt: TNT Self Drafted Skirt in brown suede like fabric, previously worn on Day 6
Accessory: Purchased gold band with purchased ink navy disc and me made earrings.
Hosiery: Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Circa Joan and David Calalilly pumps

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2014 Stash Out: 11.75 m
2014 Stash In: 45.75 m

MMM ’14 – Days 8 to 14

Another week has passed and I am starting to find a few holes in my wardrobe, more tops and a cardigan or two wouldn’t go astray.

Thursday 8 May

Top: Vogue 8572 in lemon (blogged here)
Skirt: Vogue 7937 in brown wool crepe (blogged here)
Cardigan: Simplicity 2603 in brown mercury jersey
Accessory: Me made crocheted necklace and earrings (blogged here)
Tights: Brown tights
Shoes: Brown Joan and David Callalily Pumps

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Friday 9 May

The photo theme for today was blue and that was a pretty good choice for me.

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 in a blue/brown batik knit (blogged here)
Jeans: Jalie 2908 in blue denim (blogged here)
Vest: Jalie 3129 in navy linen (blogged here)
Accessory: Me nade necklace and earrings (blogged here)
Hosiery: Celestial Voodoo
Shoes: Taupe flats

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Saturday 10 May

I’m off to the Miss Fisher costume exhibition at Parramatta with some of the Sydney Spoolettes.

Top: Vogue 8572 in cream silk crepe de chine (blogged here)
Jeans: Jalie 2908 in brown denim (blogged here) 
Jacket:  Vogue 7975 in brown/blue/cream cotton tweed (blogged here)
Accessory: Me made necklace worn on Day 1 and purchased earrings
Hosiery:  Celestial Voodoo
Shoes: Charles Keith brown pumps.

During the queue for the exhibition Melanie mentioned that she had seen some lovely wool jersey at MyHung and this one just had to follow me home.

Deep camel
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Sunday 11 May

Today consisted of the household chores and then headed off to get the groceries.

Where is my treat?

Top: Jalie 2566 in animal print (blogged here)
Cardigan: Jalie 2566 in animal print (blogged here)
Skirt:  BWOF 04-2009-101 skirt in brown cord (blogged here)
Accessory: Me made necklace and earrings (blogged here)
Tights:  Celestial Voodoo
Shoes:  Taupe flats

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Monday 12 May

Back to work and my cold office!

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 in blue/gold swirl knit (blogged here)
Skirt: Self drafted TNT straight skirt in brown wooL (blogged here)
Accessory: Me made necklace and earrings (blogged here)
Tights: Brown tights
Boots: Brown Joan and David Callalily Pumps
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Tuesday 13 May

Top: Vogue 8572 in brown/gold silk (blogged here)
Skirt: Vogue 7937 in navy linen (blogged here)
Cardigan: Simplicity 2603 in brown mercury jersey worn previously on Day 8.
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings
Tights: Brown tights
Boots: Brown Joan and David Callalily Pumps

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Wednesday 14 May

Today’s temperature is expected to reach 24c so I am hoping that my office has had a chance to warm up with it being occupied for the past two days.

Dress: Simplicity 2648 in navy linen (blogged here)
Cardigan: Jalie 2566 in a mixture of knits, worn previously on Day 1.
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings
Hosiery: Celestial Voodoo 
Shoes: Navy Circa Joan and David Luxe 

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2014 Stash Out: 10.45 m
2014 Stash In: 43.75 m

MMM ’14 – Days 2 to 7 May

I have survived the first week of May even with the weather getting quite cold very quickly.

Friday 2 May

Dress: McCalls 5433 Shirt lengthened into a Shirtmaker in orange linen (blogged here)
Accessory: Purchased silk scarf, necklace and earrings.
Tights: Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Tahari Melanie shoes

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Saturday 3 May – this is one of my Australian Sewing Guild Days and the forecast is for 16c but the wind chill factor is forecast for 10c

Photo by Alison

Top: KwikSew 3740 in white/toffee/brown knit (blogged here)
Jeans:  Jalie 2908 in white denim (blogged here)
Accessory: Purchased gold band choker with burgundy stone drop pendant and purchased earrings.
Tights: Voodoo Celestial
Shoes: Taupe flats

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Sunday 4 May – a day at home

Top: Butterick 3344 in a multi striped knit (blogged here)
Jeans:  Vogue 9537 modified to jeans in black denim (blogged here)
Shoes: Puma sneakers

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Monday 5 May – back to work!

Top:  Kwik.Sew 3740 with neckline raised in chartruese/grey/navy knit (blogged here)
Skirt: McCalls 7244 in grey wool flannel, made pre blog
Accessory: Me Made necklace (blogged here) and purchased earrings
Tights: Black tights
Shoes: Black Joan & David Callalily Pumps

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Tuesday 6 May

Top: BWOF 02-2009-108 boatneck in blue/green/brown knit (blogged here)
Skirt: Self-drafted TNT skirt in brown suede like fabric (blogged here)
Accessory: Me made necklace and earrings (blogged here)
Tights: Brown tights
Shoes: Brown Joan & David Callalily Pumps

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Wednesday 7 May

Top: Kwik.Sew 3740 cowl neck in a coffee/grey/cream knit (blogged here)
Skirt: Vogue 7937 in black wool (blogged here)
Accessory: Purchased necklace and earrings.
Tights: Black tights.
Shoes:  Black Joan & David Callalily Pumps

It has been a fun week and I have found one garment that is leaving my wardrobe and when I think about it, it should have done this a while ago!

Me Made May 2014

It is that time of year again, when a large number of people across the world are all proudly wear our hand-made clothes.  My pledge is no different to last year as I know my month is going to very busy and taking on any new challenges would not be a good idea.

I, Sharon of Petite and Sewing sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I will wear handmade clothing (excluding lingerie) every day for the duration of May 2014.

This morning there was a definite chill in the air.

Top: Vogue 8752 (OOP) in Off White Damask (blogged here)
Skirt: Self Drafted Skirt in brown linen, underlined in Sunsilky (to help stop the wrinkles) and lined in Sunsilky.
Cardigan: Jalie 2566 in a mixture of knits (blogged here)
Accessory: Me made necklace (blogged here) and purchased earrings
Tights:  Voodoo Celestial
Boots:  Brown Joan & David Callalily Pumps

This year I am not going to upload my garments every day, probably once a week to try and give myself more time to sew!