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Me Made May 2017 week 1

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Week one is over and I have worn my home-made clothes every day.  The last time I did me made may was in 2015 when I pledged 5 days a week of home-made clothes.  I have made a lot of progress with my home-made wardrobe since then.  My pledge is now to wear some me made every day, but many days I am wearing only me mades.

I have managed to keep up with the photos, on all but day 2.

Day 2: Gold coloured jeans (me made), flowery blouse (me made) and blue cardigan (me made).  No photo, but I like this outfit so I may well wear it again later in the month.

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Galaxy patterned tunic sweatshirt (self drafted) with altered black cords.

This was a day at home and I was going for warm and comfortable rather than stylish.  Selfies in the bedroom mirror obviously don’t work well so I’ll stick to the downstairs mirror from now on.








Day 4

Me made jeans with turquoise sweatshirt.

I love my jeans and wear them all the time.  This sweatshirt isn’t really warm enough for winter so it doesn’t get worn as much as it should.








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Jeans again, this time with another blue sweatshirt.











WP_20170505_001Day 6

Jeans again.  This time with a blue striped cardigan (self drafted).













Day 7


Election day in France so dinner with friends whilst waiting for the results.

Dress is simplicity 3775.  I’ve made this 3 times now, it is such a comfortable dress to wear.

Fortunately the result was the right one and France is now on track for a brighter future.



Me Made May and Lekala 4315

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So May is upon us which in the sewing community means Me Made May.  I haven’t done it for a couple of years, partly time constraints, partly because I hate taking photos of myself, and partly because my wardrobe options were limited.

At least the last of these reasons is no longer valid so I am going to try this year.  

‘I, Frenchfancy of, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear at least one me made item each day for the duration of May 2017’  And I will try and take photos (but no promises there.

So to start with on this the 1st day of May I am wearing Lekala 4315


I made this a couple of years ago.  I don’t wear it very often because the thick ponte it is made of is too thick in summer, and the short sleeves make it not perfect for winter.  Added to that I never quite know what to wear it with.

It is very comfortable though, and it is chilly for the time of year so this fits the bill for today.

Lekala 4315

It is an easy make, I did it all on the serger.  I like the collar detail, in fact I’m not sure why I haven’t made another one.


There seem to be a few drag lines at the back, but that may just be how I’m standing.

I’m not promising detailed posts for all of May, in fact knowing me my next post will be in May 2018!