Me Made May Day 7: Myrtle Dress

Dress: Myrtle dress from Seamwork (fabric from Spotlight)
Cardigan: Boden
Belt: Trenery
Shoes: Seychelles

Me Made May Day 7 is an oldie but a goodie. I’ve made this Myrtle dress from Colette patterns oh, about fifteen times, and looking back on the blog this one was my fourth (way back in 2015), but it’s one of only two still in regular rotation.

I love the draped cowl neck, the comfort of the elasticised waist, the convenience of the big pockets, and the fact it sews up in just a couple of hours. Hmm. Maybe it’s time to make a new one.

Worn with a cropped cashmere cardigan from Boden because it’s not that warm, and bare legs because it’s not that cold either

Me Made May Day 5: Self-drafted skirt

Top: Joanie
Skirt: DIY (fabric from Cloud 9)
Tights: Heist
Boots: Clarks

Day five of Me Made May is courtesy of my life-long obsession with The Wizard of Oz.

This self drafted skirt is basically just a long rectangle gathered into a narrow waistband and fastened with a zip, though I used the pockets from Fancy Tiger Crafts’ Fen dress, because what even is the point of sewing for yourself if you’re not going to add pockets?

The fabric is from Cloud 9 Fabrics, and was designed by Leah Duncan. Look closely and you’ll see Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and a yellow brick road that winds through fields of enchanted poppies.

It’s made from quilting cotton which is my least favourite fabric – it’s sews easily, but always ends up looking a bit stiff and it always sticks to my tights/leggings/chub-rub shorts. The only way to get around it is to wear a slip under it, and if you took a peek under my skirt you’d see one from Sonsee.

Also wearing today: tights from Heist Studios, boots from Clarks Australia and a fun sweater from Joanie Clothing that often inspires strangers to smile and say “hello!” back at me.